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The Resource Gleaning modernity : earlier eighteenth-century literature and the modernizing process, Eric Rothstein

Gleaning modernity : earlier eighteenth-century literature and the modernizing process, Eric Rothstein

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Gleaning modernity : earlier eighteenth-century literature and the modernizing process
Title
Gleaning modernity
Title remainder
earlier eighteenth-century literature and the modernizing process
Statement of responsibility
Eric Rothstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The book asks, how could British culture have modernized so rapidly and yet with so little trauma in the eighteenth century? It hypothesizes that one reason was the growth of literature with a built-in range of reading options and the complementary growth of a readership who made active choices about how to read texts. In this climate, the characteristic eighteenth-century literary practice of writers' reinhabiting older texts and genres allowed for conservative surface continuity. At the same time it allowed readers to experience forms of cultural change in their imaginations, as simulations for experimental, familiarizing, and predictive ends in a changing environment. Different readers could apply the works in accord with their needs, desires, and predilections." "Through rigorously historical but not univocal readings of several widely familiar works, the book also argues that this literature does socially constitutive work in a way that differs from commonly made neofoucauldian, marxisant claims. Its (non-cynical) consumer-driven model, in which artworks offer variously instructive make-believe, does not require or invoke transgression, subversion, finger-wagging, or complaisance as means of social efficacy."--BOOK JACKET
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ROTHSTEIN, Eric
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Authors and readers
  • Literature and society
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
Gleaning modernity : earlier eighteenth-century literature and the modernizing process, Eric Rothstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-263) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 9
  • Introduction.
  • p. 13
  • 1.
  • Knowledge and the Paradigm of Man: The Nihilism of Gulliver's Travels.
  • p. 37
  • 2.
  • Property and the Paradigm of Woman: Figura, Subjectivity, and Possession.
  • p. 81
  • 3.
  • Consumers' Readings.
  • p. 121
  • 4.
  • Knowledge, Virtue, and a Paragon of Woman: The Clarissa of Clarissa.
  • p. 141
  • 5.
  • Property, Virtue, and a Paragon of Man: Pope's "Pope".
  • p. 183
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 221
  • Notes.
  • p. 232
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 248
  • Index.
  • p. 264
Control code
ocm78892932
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
269 p.
Isbn
9780874139846
Lccn
2007001069
Label
Gleaning modernity : earlier eighteenth-century literature and the modernizing process, Eric Rothstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-263) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments.
  • p. 9
  • Introduction.
  • p. 13
  • 1.
  • Knowledge and the Paradigm of Man: The Nihilism of Gulliver's Travels.
  • p. 37
  • 2.
  • Property and the Paradigm of Woman: Figura, Subjectivity, and Possession.
  • p. 81
  • 3.
  • Consumers' Readings.
  • p. 121
  • 4.
  • Knowledge, Virtue, and a Paragon of Woman: The Clarissa of Clarissa.
  • p. 141
  • 5.
  • Property, Virtue, and a Paragon of Man: Pope's "Pope".
  • p. 183
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 221
  • Notes.
  • p. 232
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 248
  • Index.
  • p. 264
Control code
ocm78892932
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
269 p.
Isbn
9780874139846
Lccn
2007001069

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