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Watchwords : Romanticism and the poetics of attention

Author: Lily Gurton-Wachter
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016] ©2016.
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This book revisits British Romanticism as a poetics of heightened attention. At the turn of the nineteenth century, as Britain was on the alert for a possible French invasion, attention became a phenomenon of widespread interest, one that aligned and distinguished an unusual range of fields (including medicine, aesthetics, theology, ethics, pedagogy, and politics). Within this wartime context, the Romantic aesthetic  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Gurton-Wachter, Lily, 1980-
(DLC) 2015034983
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Gurton-Wachter
ISBN: 9780804798761 0804798761
OCLC Number: 1065837654
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Introduction : attention's disciplines --
Reading, a double attention --
The poetics of alarm & the passion of listening --
Bent earthwards : Wordsworth's poetics of the interval --
"That something living is abroad" : missing the point in Beachy Head --
Attention's aches in Keats's Hyperion poems --
Afterword : just looking.
Responsibility: Lily Gurton-Wachter.


This book introduces new research about the history of attention-in politics, medicine, science, philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and the rhetoric of war-to reframe British Romantic poetry as  Read more...


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