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The Resource Impure conceits : rhetoric and ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion, Alison Hickey

Impure conceits : rhetoric and ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion, Alison Hickey

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Impure conceits : rhetoric and ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion
Title
Impure conceits
Title remainder
rhetoric and ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion
Statement of responsibility
Alison Hickey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book redefines the place of the Wordsworthian imagination in a cultural moment often classified as the transition from "Romantic" to "Victorian." Taking The Excursion and a constellation of related texts as framework, the book suggests that the staggering critical neglect of Wordsworth's major project is correlated with the persistent inability of literary historians to chart that transition. To understand this elusive phase of literary and cultural history, the author proposes, we need to understand Wordsworth's role in it. The book reevaluates the significance of The Excursion, both in Wordsworth's corpus and in the contexts of the French Revolution and the post-Napoleonic industrial/imperial order leading up to the Reform Bill of 1832. Through a series of theoretically informed readings of The Excursion alongside other Wordsworthian texts, the author reveals Wordsworth's ongoing vital engagement with questions of imagination and ideology, questions that persist, in ever-shifting forms, through the continuities and discontinuities of historical "context."
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Hickey, Alison
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
  • Wordsworth, William
Label
Impure conceits : rhetoric and ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion, Alison Hickey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • What I seek I cannot find: The Excursion and its wandering philosophy'
  • 2. The
  • mine of real life: economies of narrative
  • 3.
  • Informing the mind: Wordsworth and the spectacle of education
  • 4.
  • Incorporating the blank: Wordsworth's imperial imagination
Control code
ocm36042554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780804729710
Lccn
96052199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 ill.
Label
Impure conceits : rhetoric and ideology in Wordsworth's Excursion, Alison Hickey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • What I seek I cannot find: The Excursion and its wandering philosophy'
  • 2. The
  • mine of real life: economies of narrative
  • 3.
  • Informing the mind: Wordsworth and the spectacle of education
  • 4.
  • Incorporating the blank: Wordsworth's imperial imagination
Control code
ocm36042554
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 237 p.
Isbn
9780804729710
Lccn
96052199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
1 ill.

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