Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Rift in The LuteAttuning Poetry and Philosophy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Maximilian de Gaynesford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198797265

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 October 2020

Conclusion: Weaving New Webs

Conclusion: Weaving New Webs

Chapter:
(p.249) Conclusion: Weaving New Webs
Source:
The Rift in The Lute
Author(s):

Maximilian de Gaynesford

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198797265.003.0019

In taking an attuned approach to the work of another poet, Robert Southwell, we recapitulate the main themes of the book: what it is for poetry to be serious and to be taken seriously. What it is to treat those responsible for poetic utterances as doing things in saying what they say. What it is to perform such actions, bringing about effects, things done. What work poetry sets itself, and how this determines the way it is to be judged. What poets commit themselves to, and what they may be (held) responsible for. What role a poet has, or their audience, or their context, in determining the meaning of a poem; what work it is able to achieve. And underlying this, the issue of receptivity: what it is to be open to poetry, exposed to its force, attuned to what it says, and alive to what it does.

Keywords:   Southwell, seriousness, commitment, responsibility, attunement, Chaucer-type, Shakespeare, Austin, Dyer

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .