The Resource The conversational circle : rereading the English novel, 1740-1775, Betty A. Schellenberg

The conversational circle : rereading the English novel, 1740-1775, Betty A. Schellenberg

Label
The conversational circle : rereading the English novel, 1740-1775
Title
The conversational circle
Title remainder
rereading the English novel, 1740-1775
Statement of responsibility
Betty A. Schellenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The Conversational Circle offers a model for exploring a range of novels that experiment with narrative patterns. It makes a compelling case that teleological approaches to novel history that privilege the conflict between the individual and society are, quite simply, ahistorical. Twentieth-century historians of the early novel, most prominently Ian Watt, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Terry Castle, have canonized fictions that portray the individual in sustained tension with the social environment. Such fictions privilege a strongly linear structure. Recent reexaminations of the canon, however, have r
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schellenberg, Betty A
Dewey number
823.509355
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR858.C66
LC item number
.S74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Conversation in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Domestic fiction, English
  • Oral communication in literature
  • Social interaction in literature
  • Friendship in literature
  • Speech in literature
  • Families in literature
Label
The conversational circle : rereading the English novel, 1740-1775, Betty A. Schellenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-160) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Narrating Sociability in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England; 1. Consensus, the Conversational Circle, and Mid-Eighteenth-Century Fiction; CONSTRUCTING THE SOCIABLE SELF IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND; LANGUAGE, COMMERCE, AND CONVERSATION; CIRCULAR FORMS AND THE FICTIONS OF CONSENSUS; 2. Constructing the Circle in Sarah Fielding's David Simple; UNWRITING THE QUEST FOR FRIENDSHIP; CONSTRUCTING THE CONVERSATIONAL CIRCLE; A FOOL'S PARADISE?; CREATING AUTHORIAL SPACE
  • 3. Social Authority and the Domestic Circle in Samuel Richardson's Pamela Part IIPERFORMING IN A BOUNDED SPHERE: BEDFORDSHIRE; RESISTING THE PLOT OF CONFLICT: LONDON; TRANSCENDING THE DOMESTIC CIRCLE: ON THE ROAD AND IN THE NURSERY; 4. Socializing Desire and Radiating the Exemplary in Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison; THE PROBLEM OF FEMALE DESIRE AND ITS NARRATIVE MANIFESTATIONS; NARRATING THE FINE MAN, SOCIALIZING DESIRE; THE HERO AND THE EXPANSIVE DOMESTIC CIRCLE; THE HERO AS CIRCUMSCRIBER OF THE FEMININE; THE SELF-CONTRADICTIONS OF THE GENDERED CIRCLE
  • THE READER IN THE EXPANSIVE CIRCLE5. Silencing the Center in Henry Fielding's Amelia; THE CIRCLE AND THE VORTEX; THE THREAT TO THE DOMESTIC CIRCLE; BOOTH AND DR. HARRISON AS CHOICE-MAKERS; SELF-NARRATION AND CONVERSATION; FROM REPETITION TO EQUILIBRIUM; 6. Authorizing the Marginalized Circle in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall; THE NATURE OF THE IDEAL COMMUNITY; THE FORM OF THE SOCIABLE NARRATIVE; ENDORSING THE FEMINIZED CIRCLE; UTOPIA LIMITED?1 7; 7. Mobilizing the Community, Immobilizing the Ideal in Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinke; THE GROUP AS O N E AND AS MANY; CONSENSUS AS ACQUIESCENCE
  • A WIDE BUT EXCLUSIVE CIRCLEREORDERING THE GENDERED DOMESTIC ECONOMY; 8. Disembodying the Social Circle in Sarah Fielding's Volume the Las; THE EARNED AUTHORITY OF THE AUTHOR; DEATH BY INTERDEPENDENCE; INDIVIDUALISM; THE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF A COMMUNITY; REAFFIRMING AND DISPLACING THE IDEAL; Conclusion: A Failed Plot? The Fate of the Conversational Circle in English Fiction; Notes; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (178 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813159072
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000334232
  • (EBL)1915415
  • (SSID)ssj0001401676
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12510378
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001401676
  • (PQKBWorkID)11351983
  • (PQKB)10810531
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1915415
  • (OCoLC)605505655
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse44192
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000334232
Label
The conversational circle : rereading the English novel, 1740-1775, Betty A. Schellenberg
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [137]-160) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Narrating Sociability in Mid-Eighteenth-Century England; 1. Consensus, the Conversational Circle, and Mid-Eighteenth-Century Fiction; CONSTRUCTING THE SOCIABLE SELF IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND; LANGUAGE, COMMERCE, AND CONVERSATION; CIRCULAR FORMS AND THE FICTIONS OF CONSENSUS; 2. Constructing the Circle in Sarah Fielding's David Simple; UNWRITING THE QUEST FOR FRIENDSHIP; CONSTRUCTING THE CONVERSATIONAL CIRCLE; A FOOL'S PARADISE?; CREATING AUTHORIAL SPACE
  • 3. Social Authority and the Domestic Circle in Samuel Richardson's Pamela Part IIPERFORMING IN A BOUNDED SPHERE: BEDFORDSHIRE; RESISTING THE PLOT OF CONFLICT: LONDON; TRANSCENDING THE DOMESTIC CIRCLE: ON THE ROAD AND IN THE NURSERY; 4. Socializing Desire and Radiating the Exemplary in Samuel Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison; THE PROBLEM OF FEMALE DESIRE AND ITS NARRATIVE MANIFESTATIONS; NARRATING THE FINE MAN, SOCIALIZING DESIRE; THE HERO AND THE EXPANSIVE DOMESTIC CIRCLE; THE HERO AS CIRCUMSCRIBER OF THE FEMININE; THE SELF-CONTRADICTIONS OF THE GENDERED CIRCLE
  • THE READER IN THE EXPANSIVE CIRCLE5. Silencing the Center in Henry Fielding's Amelia; THE CIRCLE AND THE VORTEX; THE THREAT TO THE DOMESTIC CIRCLE; BOOTH AND DR. HARRISON AS CHOICE-MAKERS; SELF-NARRATION AND CONVERSATION; FROM REPETITION TO EQUILIBRIUM; 6. Authorizing the Marginalized Circle in Sarah Scott's Millenium Hall; THE NATURE OF THE IDEAL COMMUNITY; THE FORM OF THE SOCIABLE NARRATIVE; ENDORSING THE FEMINIZED CIRCLE; UTOPIA LIMITED?1 7; 7. Mobilizing the Community, Immobilizing the Ideal in Tobias Smollett's Humphry Clinke; THE GROUP AS O N E AND AS MANY; CONSENSUS AS ACQUIESCENCE
  • A WIDE BUT EXCLUSIVE CIRCLEREORDERING THE GENDERED DOMESTIC ECONOMY; 8. Disembodying the Social Circle in Sarah Fielding's Volume the Las; THE EARNED AUTHORITY OF THE AUTHOR; DEATH BY INTERDEPENDENCE; INDIVIDUALISM; THE SELF-DESTRUCTION OF A COMMUNITY; REAFFIRMING AND DISPLACING THE IDEAL; Conclusion: A Failed Plot? The Fate of the Conversational Circle in English Fiction; Notes; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (178 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813159072
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000000334232
  • (EBL)1915415
  • (SSID)ssj0001401676
  • (PQKBManifestationID)12510378
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0001401676
  • (PQKBWorkID)11351983
  • (PQKB)10810531
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1915415
  • (OCoLC)605505655
  • (MdBmJHUP)muse44192
  • (EXLCZ)993710000000334232

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