Rhetorical Traditions and British Romantic Literature

Rhetorical Traditions and British Romantic Literature

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Romantic "genius" did not sweep away classical rhetoric. As these essays demonstrate, romantic writers drew upon a number of rhetorical models, including the sophistic, classical, biblical, and enlightenment traditions. These essaysNmany of them created for this volumeNdocument the importance of these traditions in shaping the poetry, novels, and criticism of Coleridge, De Quincey, Wordsworth, Shelley, Blake, Austen, and Scott. The contributors are Stephen C. Behrendt, Don H. Bialostosky, Jerome Christensen, Richard W. Clancey, Klaus Dockhorn, James Engell, David Ginsberg, Bruce E. Graver, Scott Harshbarger, Theresa M. Kelley, J. Douglas Kneale, John R. Nabholtz, Lawrence D. Needham, Marie Secor, Nancy S. Struever, Leslie Tannenbaum, and Susan J. Wolfson.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 33mm | 612.36g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253311802
  • 9780253311801

About Don H. Bialostosky

DON H. BIALOSTOSKY is Professor of English at Penn State University and author of Making Tales: The Poetics of Wordsworth's Narrative Experiments and Wordsworth, Dialogics, and the Practice of Criticism.LAWRENCE D. NEEDHAM is Affiliate Scholar at Oberlin College and Assistant Professor of English at Lakeland Community College.show more

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Acknowledgments Introduction Part I: Sophistic Rhetoric 1. The Method of The Friend /Jerome Christensen 2. oComparing O : Coleridge and Simile /Suan J. Wolfson 3. De Quincey's Rhetoric of Display and Confessions of anEnglish Opium Eater /Lawrence Needam Part II: Classical Rhetoric 4. Romantic Prose and Classical Rhetoric /John R. Nabholtz 5. Wordsworth's Cintra Tract: Politics, the Classics, and the Duty of the Poet ./ Richard W. Clancey 6. The Oratorical Pedlar /Bruce E. Graver 7. Wordsworth's Poems, in Two Volumes (1807) and the Epideictic Tradition /David Ginsberg 8. The Case for William Wordsworth: Romantic Invention vs. Romantic Genius /Theresa M. Kelley 9. The Invention/Disposition of The Prelude, Book I /Don H. Bialostosky 10 Romantic Aversions: Apostrophe Reconsidered /J. Douglas Kneale 11. Shelley and the Ciceronian Orator /Stephen C. Behrendt Part III: Biblical Rhetoric 12. Prophetic Form: oThe Still Better OrderO of Blake's Rhetoric /Leslie Tannenbaum 13. Robert Lowth's Sacred Hebrew Poetry and the Oral Dimension of Romantic Rhetoric /Scott Harshbarger Part IV: Enlightenment Rhetoric l4. The New Rhetoric and Romantic Poetics /James Engell l5. The Conversable World: Eighteenth-Century Transformations of the Relation of Rhetoric and Truth /Nancy S. Struever l6. Jeanie Deans and the Nature of True Eloquence /Marie Secor Appendix: Wordsworth and the Rhetorical Tradition (l994) /Klaus Dockhorn Translated by Heidi I. Saur-Stullshow more

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