The Resource Writing and orality : nationality, culture, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction, Penny Fielding

Writing and orality : nationality, culture, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction, Penny Fielding

Label
Writing and orality : nationality, culture, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction
Title
Writing and orality
Title remainder
nationality, culture, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction
Statement of responsibility
Penny Fielding
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Writing and Orality explores the concepts of nationality and culture in nineteenth-century Scottish fiction, through the writing of Walter Scott, James Hogg, R.L. Stevenson, and Margaret Oliphant. It describes the relationship between speech and writing as a foundation for the literary construction of national and class identity, exploring how orality and literacy are figured in nineteenth-century preoccupations with the definition of 'culture'. The book further examines the persistence of the romance mode in the ascendancy of the novel and the relevance of speech and writing in the gendering of narrative forms, including the association of the oral with the unconscious at the end of the nineteenth century
  • Fielding offers a new model, following deconstruction, of the speech/writing opposition, in which it is subject to the varying influences of social and material forces. Writing and Orality looks at narrative experiments in Scottish writing as they are effected by constructions of class and gender, popular literacy, and the condition of books as artifacts and commodities. The book offers a comprehensive study of the interactions of nineteenth-century Scottish fiction and modern theoretical thinking, drawing on deconstruction, narrative theory, the history and theory of orality, and psychoanalysis
Dewey number
823/.8099411
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR8601
LC item number
.F54 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Writing and orality : nationality, culture, and nineteenth-century Scottish fiction, Penny Fielding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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Contents
Introduction: Rites of Speech -- 1. 'Mere Reading': Literacy and Orality 1800-1850 -- 2. Grammar and Glamour: Writing and Authority -- 3. 'Living, and Life-like': Storytelling in The Three Perils of Man -- 4. Not Proven: Scott, Hogg, and Storytelling -- 5. Bookmen: Orality and Romance in the Later Nineteenth Century -- 6. Documentary Disclosure: The Master of Ballantrae -- 7. Words in Themselves: Weir of Hermiston -- 8. Beyond Words: Orality and the Unconscious
Control code
000012050273
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780198121800
Lccn
95049059
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.b18229426
System control number
  • 33217006530506
  • (OCoLC)33667258

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