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The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style, Jerome McGann

Label
The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style
Title
The poetics of sensibility
Title remainder
a revolution in literary style
Statement of responsibility
Jerome McGann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Jerome McGann's exciting new work represents a major intervention in Eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. It takes as its prime aim the reading of neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of 'sensibility' or poetry of 'sentiment', terms which comprised the revolution in poetic style of the eighteenth century. Later reactions against these new technical and imaginative resources produced a state of cultural amnesia which The Poetics of Sensibility moves to correct
  • McGann's polemical study is an ambitious effort to begin reconstructing the order of our cultural inheritance. Its aesthetic focus sets it apart from virtually every other work of this kind. The book represents both of the major poetical movements of the past two centuries - romanticism and modernism - as cultural reactions against the procedures of sensibility and sentimentality. Romanticism is seen as an effort to curb or modify what were taken to be the more dangerous tendencies of the sentimental revolution. Modernism's anathema against sentimental styles, on the other hand, framed its argument on behalf of a set of (broadly classical and formalist) literary conventions. The Poetics of Sensibility examines the attitudes and procedures followed by various poets who were developing other, novel resources of poetical language made possible by the Lockean revolution. The range of discussion is extensive, but special emphasis is placed on the formative period of c.1730-1830
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McGann, Jerome J
Dewey number
821/.709353
Index
index present
LC call number
PR585.S46
LC item number
M35 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • Sentimentalism in literature
  • English poetry
  • Senses and sensation in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Emotions in literature
  • Literary style
Label
The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style, Jerome McGann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Pt. I. Roads of Excess. 1. A Disordering of the Senses. 2. Coleridge's 'Eolian Harp' and the Motion of Thought. 3. Thomas Gray's 'Thoughts, that breathe, and words, that burn'. 4. Ossian as a Poetry of Knowledge -- Pt. II. 'Sensate Hearts': The Poetry of Sensibility. 5. Learning by Doing: The Example of 'The Amorous Lady'. 6. Frances Greville's 'A Prayer for Indifference'. 7. Ann Yearsley's 'Remonstrance in the Platonic Shade, Flourishing on an Height'. 8. Motherhood and the Self Unknown. 9. The Literal World of the English Della Cruscans. 10. Mary Robinson and the Myth of Sappho -- Pt. III. The 'Feeling Mind' of Sentimental Poetry. 11. Sentimental Grounds: Schiller, Wordsworth, Bernardin, Shelley, Keats. 12. Enlightened Minds: Sir William Jones and Erasmus Darwin. 13. Sentimentalism as Consumption and Exchange. 14. Waking from Adam's Dream: L.E.L.'s Art of Disillusion. 15. The Loss of Sentimental Poetry
  • 16. Literary History, Romanticism, and Felicia Hemans: A Conversation between A. Mack, J. J. Rome, and G. Mannejc -- Conclusion: Starting from Death: The Poetry of Ann Batten Cristall
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 217 p.
Isbn
9780198183709
Lccn
96005462
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u973970-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJQ-1321
  • 05905
  • (OCoLC)34323146
Label
The poetics of sensibility : a revolution in literary style, Jerome McGann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Pt. I. Roads of Excess. 1. A Disordering of the Senses. 2. Coleridge's 'Eolian Harp' and the Motion of Thought. 3. Thomas Gray's 'Thoughts, that breathe, and words, that burn'. 4. Ossian as a Poetry of Knowledge -- Pt. II. 'Sensate Hearts': The Poetry of Sensibility. 5. Learning by Doing: The Example of 'The Amorous Lady'. 6. Frances Greville's 'A Prayer for Indifference'. 7. Ann Yearsley's 'Remonstrance in the Platonic Shade, Flourishing on an Height'. 8. Motherhood and the Self Unknown. 9. The Literal World of the English Della Cruscans. 10. Mary Robinson and the Myth of Sappho -- Pt. III. The 'Feeling Mind' of Sentimental Poetry. 11. Sentimental Grounds: Schiller, Wordsworth, Bernardin, Shelley, Keats. 12. Enlightened Minds: Sir William Jones and Erasmus Darwin. 13. Sentimentalism as Consumption and Exchange. 14. Waking from Adam's Dream: L.E.L.'s Art of Disillusion. 15. The Loss of Sentimental Poetry
  • 16. Literary History, Romanticism, and Felicia Hemans: A Conversation between A. Mack, J. J. Rome, and G. Mannejc -- Conclusion: Starting from Death: The Poetry of Ann Batten Cristall
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 217 p.
Isbn
9780198183709
Lccn
96005462
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u973970-01umb_inst
  • (Sirsi) AJQ-1321
  • 05905
  • (OCoLC)34323146

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