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The Resource The work of writing : literature and social change in Britain, 1700-1830, Clifford Siskin

The work of writing : literature and social change in Britain, 1700-1830, Clifford Siskin

Label
The work of writing : literature and social change in Britain, 1700-1830
Title
The work of writing
Title remainder
literature and social change in Britain, 1700-1830
Statement of responsibility
Clifford Siskin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • As today's new technologies challenge the reign of writing, Clifford Siskin puts our current concerns about such change into historical context. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Britain, he argues, the "new" technology was writing itself. How did its proliferation - in print and through silent reading - coalesce into the dominant forms of literary modernity, and with what consequences? What changed, strikingly and fundamentally, were ways of knowing and of working. These new divisions of knowledge and of labor were the work of writing, as was the engendering, at their intersection, of the discipline that took writing itself as its professional work - Literature
  • Mixing periods, genres, and genders, as well as crossing disciplinary and geographical borders - into sociology and communication theory and up through Scotland - The Work of Writing challenges the ways that we've known Literature - from the rise of the novel to the subjectivity of the lyric. It not only remembers previously excluded women writers, but it explains how Literature forgot them. The range of authors and links to the social will appeal to a wide audience, from specialists in the literature and history of those times and places (eighteenth-century scholars and Romanticists) to general readers already engaged by newly troubling technologies of their own
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Siskin, Clifford
Dewey number
820.9/005
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.S64
LC item number
S57 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Literature and society
  • Literature and society
  • English literature
  • Social change
  • Social change
Label
The work of writing : literature and social change in Britain, 1700-1830, Clifford Siskin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Novelism: Literature in the History of Writing
  • Periodicals, Authorship, and the Romantic Rise of the Novel
  • The Novel, the Nation, and the Naturalization of Writing
  • Gender: The Great Forgetting
  • What We Remember: The Case of Austen
  • How We Forgot: Reproduction and Reverse Vicariousness
  • The Argument: Writing as a New Technology
  • Disciplinarity: The Political Economy of Knowledge
  • Writing Havoc
  • Engendering Disciplinarity
  • Scottish Philosophy and English Literature
  • Professionalism: The Poetics of Labor
  • The Georgic at Work
  • The Lyricization of Labor
Control code
36942536
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801856969
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97020656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The work of writing : literature and social change in Britain, 1700-1830, Clifford Siskin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Novelism: Literature in the History of Writing
  • Periodicals, Authorship, and the Romantic Rise of the Novel
  • The Novel, the Nation, and the Naturalization of Writing
  • Gender: The Great Forgetting
  • What We Remember: The Case of Austen
  • How We Forgot: Reproduction and Reverse Vicariousness
  • The Argument: Writing as a New Technology
  • Disciplinarity: The Political Economy of Knowledge
  • Writing Havoc
  • Engendering Disciplinarity
  • Scottish Philosophy and English Literature
  • Professionalism: The Poetics of Labor
  • The Georgic at Work
  • The Lyricization of Labor
Control code
36942536
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801856969
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97020656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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