Authoring the Self: Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Authoring the Self

Self-Representation, Authorship, and the Print Market in British Poetry from Pope through Wordsworth, 1st Edition

By Scott Hess

Routledge

404 pages

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Drawing upon historicist and cultural studies approaches to literature, this book argues that the Romantic construction of the self emerged out of the growth of commercial print culture and the expansion and fragmentation of the reading public beginning in eighteenth-century Britain.

Arguing for continuity between eighteenth-century literature and the rise of Romanticism, this groundbreaking book traces the influence of new print market conditions on the development of the Romantic poetic self.

About the Author

Scott Hess is Assistant Professor of English at Earlham College, where he also teaches Environmental Studies courses. He has published essays on Romantic and eighteenth-century literature, print culture, authorship, and the environment in Nineteenth Century Studies, The Age of Johnson, European Romantic Review, and International Studies in Literature and Environment.

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Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh