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Fatal autonomy : Romantic drama and the rhetoric of agency, William Jewett

Label
Fatal autonomy : Romantic drama and the rhetoric of agency
Title
Fatal autonomy
Title remainder
Romantic drama and the rhetoric of agency
Statement of responsibility
William Jewett
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describing an enduring moral puzzle and explaining how it helped shape a key moment in the history of poetic drama, Fatal Autonomy represents Romanticism as a reckoning with the costs of individual agency. No moral calculus can ever fully determine the relation of events to an individual's actions and failures to act, William Jewett argues; that is why the stubborn belief in such a relationship gives rise to tragedy. Jewett maintains that tragic drama forces its readers and viewers to confront the ways in which the use of language grants agency. The Romantic poets saw a moral challenge in that confrontation and followed its generic implications toward a new kind of poetry. Fatal Autonomy thus looks to Romantic drama to explain how Romantic poetry came to hold a permanent grip on conceptions of moral life. Tracing the source of major strains in British Romanticism to a politically charged body of dramatic poems, Jewett focuses on two historical moments: 1794-97, which he describes as the political turning point in the careers of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and 1819-22, the years in which he believes Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron wrote their best poetry
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jewett, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama
  • Verse drama, English
  • Political plays, English
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Autonomy (Psychology) in literature
  • Agent (Philosophy) in literature
  • Moral conditions in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Self in literature
  • Théâtre anglais
  • Théâtre en vers anglais
  • Théâtre politique anglais
  • Tragédie anglaise
  • Autonomie (Psychologie) dans la littérature
  • Agent (Philosophie) dans la littérature
  • Conditions morales dans la littérature
  • Romantisme
  • Moi (Psychologie) dans la littérature
  • DRAMA / General
  • Agent (Philosophy) in literature
  • Autonomy (Psychology) in literature
  • English drama
  • English drama (Tragedy)
  • Moral conditions in literature
  • Political plays, English
  • Romanticism
  • Self in literature
  • Verse drama, English
  • Great Britain
  • Drama
  • Englisch
  • Politisches Handeln
  • Engels
  • Toneelstukken
  • Politiek
  • Autonomie (algemeen)
  • Geschichte 1794-1822
  • Englisch
Label
Fatal autonomy : Romantic drama and the rhetoric of agency, William Jewett
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Shelley, Byron, and the Body Politic, 1819-1822.
  • 4.
  • Performing Skepticism: The Cenci.
  • 5.
  • Fatal Autonomy: Marino Faliero.
  • 6.
  • History's Lethean Song: Charles the First and The Triumph of Life
  • pt. 1.
  • Tragic Agents and the Origins of Romanticism, 1794-1797.
  • 1.
  • The Sublime Machine of History: The Fall of Robespierre and Wat Tyler.
  • 2.
  • The Claim of Compulsion: The Borderers.
  • 3.
  • Fancy and the Spell of Enlightenment: Osorio
Control code
ocn605039425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501744525
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvr6phv5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605039425
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Fatal autonomy : Romantic drama and the rhetoric of agency, William Jewett
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 2.
  • Shelley, Byron, and the Body Politic, 1819-1822.
  • 4.
  • Performing Skepticism: The Cenci.
  • 5.
  • Fatal Autonomy: Marino Faliero.
  • 6.
  • History's Lethean Song: Charles the First and The Triumph of Life
  • pt. 1.
  • Tragic Agents and the Origins of Romanticism, 1794-1797.
  • 1.
  • The Sublime Machine of History: The Fall of Robespierre and Wat Tyler.
  • 2.
  • The Claim of Compulsion: The Borderers.
  • 3.
  • Fancy and the Spell of Enlightenment: Osorio
Control code
ocn605039425
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501744525
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvr6phv5
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)605039425
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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