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Cultural Politics in the 1790s : Literature, Radicalism and the Public Sphere - A. McCann

Cultural Politics in the 1790s

Literature, Radicalism and the Public Sphere

By: A. McCann

Hardcover Published: 14th December 1998
ISBN: 9780333734988
Number Of Pages: 226

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This work examines the relationship between sentimental literature, political activism and the public sphere at the end of the 18th century. Drawing on critical theorists such as Habermas, Negt and Kluge, Marcuse and Foucault, it attempts to demonstrate how major literary and political figures of the 1790s can be read in terms of the broader dynamics of modernity. Reading a diverse range of political and literary material from the period, it examines how relationships between the aesthetic and the political, the private and the public, mark the emergence and consolidation of bourgeois behavioural norms and the simultaneous marginalization of potentially more radical forms of political and cultural production. This work is intended for departments of literature (courses in romanticism, 18th and 19th-century literature, and critical theory).

...Cultural Politics in the 1790s is both accomplished and promising. Studies in Romanticism

List of Illustrations List of Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction Literature and the Public Sphere in the 1790s Edmund Burke's Immortal Law: Reading the Impeachment of Warren Hastings, 1788 William Godwin and the Pathological Public Sphere: Theorizing Communicative Action in the 1790s Politico-Sentimentality: John Thelwall, Literary Production and the Critique of Capital in the 1790s Gothic Consumption: Populism Consumerism and the Discipline of Reading Domestic Revolutions: Mary Wollstonecraft and the Limits of Radical Sentimentality Conjugal Love and the Enlightenment Subject: the Colonial Context of Non-identity in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda Index

ISBN: 9780333734988
ISBN-10: 033373498X
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 226
Published: 14th December 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2