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Reading, Writing, and Romanticism: The Anxiety of Reception

Lucy Newlyn


This book bridges a perceived gulf between materialist and idealist approaches to the reader. Informed by an historical awareness of Romantic hermeneutics and its later developments (as well as by an understanding of the circumstances conditioning the production and consumption of literature in this period), the book explores how readers are imagined, addressed, figured, and theorised in Romantic poetry and criticism (1790–1830). Models of canon-formation, intertextuality and reader-response are examined alongside the existence of reading-coteries, the social practices of reading, and reforms ... More

Keywords: materialist, idealist, Romantic hermeneutics, Romantic poetry, Romantic criticism, canon-formation, intertextuality, reading-coteries, copyright, reading habits

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198187110
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Newlyn, author
Lecturer in English, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford