Coleridge Language and Criticism

Occasionally Coleridge's introspective analyses of these experiences also become tools for naturalizing Shakespeare's text; his analysis of Hamlet's "ratiocinative meditativeness" is no doubt the most celebrated case of a critic making ...


Author: Timothy Corrigan

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820332406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Long celebrated as a great aesthetic idealist and champion of the imagination, Coleridge is now beginning to be understood as a literary critic with many other dimensions, with exciting and far-reaching insights into language, and with detailed notions about the psychological, historical, and linguistic demands of the literary experience. In this study, Timothy Corrigan sees Coleridge's criticism as "the product of an actively self-conscious reader, of a precise user of language, and, most of all, of a historical man involved with the demands of his day." Specifically he studies the relationship between the language of Coleridge's criticism and his interests in politics, psychology, science, and theology. Corrigan concludes that Coleridge's work is not a closed and strictly defined system but an extraordinarily diverse one that responds sympathetically to new angles of research. His study is first and foremost an investigation of Coleridge's criticism based on Coleridge's own ideas about language and reading. While taking its particular direction from a variety of contemporary literary theories, the book is most concerned with how Coleridge's critical prose and theoretical positions anticipate these in an exceptionally complex way.

Coleridge s Blessed Machine of Language

Samuel Taylor Coleridge's prose has long confounded its critics. In Coleridge's Blessed Machine of Language, Jerome Christensen offers a reading of the prose which captures its pious, perverse vitality and characterizes its rhetorical form.


Author: Jerome Christensen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501741630

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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Verbal Imagination

Goodson here provides an integrated account of the development of Coleridge's critical position while following its implications for modern criticism


Author: Alfred Clement Goodson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015014558293

Category: Criticism

Page: 236

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This study traces Coleridge's developing meditation on language in relation to his idea of poetry and in connection with the formation of Cambridge English under the auspices of I. A. Richards. Coleridge on language has haunted the modern critical imagination since the time of Richards; Coleridge's institutional inheritors have defined their orientation not only by their attitude to Richards himself, but also by their sense of Coleridge's achievement, particularly his thought on language and imagination. The New Criticism in America made Coleridge the touchstone of critical value, stressing the idealist implications of his imagination, but missing the subversive force of his meditation on language. Goodson here provides an integrated account of the development of Coleridge's critical position while following its implications for modern criticism

Coleridge and Modern Criticism

Crane , The Language of Criticism p . 160 . ... 224 ; see also Coleridge's Miscellaneous Criticism Vol . I , pp . ... Table Talk , 15 March , 1834 cited in M.M. Badawi , Coleridge : Critic of Shakespeare ( Cambridge : 1973 ) p . 57 .


Author: A. H. Tak

Publisher: Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040364031

Category: Criticism

Page: 182

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Coleridge and the Conservative Imagination

Colmer , John . Coleridge : Critic of Society . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1959 . Coleridge to Catch 22 : Images of Society , New York : St. Martin's Press , 1978 . Corrigan , Timothy . Coleridge , Language , and Criticism .


Author: Alan P. R. Gregory

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865548013

Category: Religion

Page: 286

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Why should anyone bother with Coleridge either as a theologian or a political theorist? At first in desperation, but now quite deliberately, Alan Gregory convincingly suggests that one should bother because Coleridge mounted an imporant critique of reductionist explanations of human society and moral agency, and because Coleridge has much regarding that important enterprise to teach us still. While Gregory also offers a perceptive outline of early British conservatism, his main concern is with Coleridge's attack on reductionism, including his defense of the will against associationism, his criticisms of Enlightenment historiography, his discussions of the inadequacies of political economy, and the Trinitarian arguments against monism. There is, Gregory remarks, no grasping the range or inner dynamic of Coleridge's thought without appreciating his religious vision, his theology. Indeed, Coleridge himself affirmed that should we try to conceive a man without the ideas of God, eternity, freedom, will, absolute truth, of the good, the true, the beautiful, the infinite...the man will have vanished.

English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

J. Beer, 'Coleridge as Critic', Prose Studies, 13 (1990), 4-17. ... J. Christiansen, Coleridge's Blessed Machine of Language (Ithaca, N.Y., 1981). ... T. Corrigan, Coleridge, Language, and Criticism (Athens, Georgia, 1982).


Author: Hilary Fraser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315505350

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 454

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Hilary Fraser provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of English prose in the nineteenth century which draws from a wide variety of fields including art, literary theory and criticisim, biography, letters, journals, sermons, and travel reportage. Through these works the cultural, social, literary and political life of the twentieth century - a period of great intellectual activity - can be charted, discussed and assessed. For the first time, an inclusive critical survey of nineteenth-century non-fiction is presented, that traces the century's ideological and cultural upheavals as they are registered in the literary textures of some of its most widely read and influential writings.The book explores the relations between writers who are generally perceived as occupying different discursive spheres, for example between John Stuart Mill, Florence Nightingale and Mrs Beeton; between Cardinal Newman, Elizabeth Gaskell and Hannah Cullwick; and between Charles Darwin, David Livingstone and Henry Mayhew. The establishment and development of different genres and their interactions over the century are clearly mapped. The genre of the periodical essay, a distinctively modern and flexible form catering to the mass readership, is the subject of the introduction, and then more specialist fields are discussed, covering scientific writing, travel and exploration literature, social reportage, biography, autobiography, journals, letters, religious and philosophical prose, political writing and history.

Literary Theory and Criticism

Goodson , Alfred Clement , Verbal Imagination : Coleridge and the Language of Modern Criticism ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1988 ) . Provides an assessment of Coleridge as an important precursor for the development of New ...


Author: Patricia Waugh

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199291330

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 598

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This comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an international team of academics. It includes key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the 20th century and more.


Patterson, C. I., 'An Unidentified Criticism by Coleridge related to Christabel', Proceedings of the Modern Language Association, 67, 1952, pp. 973–988. Patterson, C. I., 'The Authenticity of Coleridge's reviews of Gothic Romances', ...


Author: Katharine Cooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317205418

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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First published in 1979, this book provides thorough a guide through Coleridge’s diverse body of work, looking not just his poetry but also his literary criticism and theories, plays, political journalism and theory, and writings on religion and philosophy. The author is careful to avoid emphasising one aspect of his work over another and consequently the whole emerges as a richer, more complete body of thought — less esoteric and more concerned with the world. It challenges the notion of the ‘damaged archangel’, showing he was a successful playwright, long-standing contributor to one of the foremost papers of the day and a literary figure of note in touch with leading thinkers and writers.

Dialogue and Literature

“'Godlike Science/Unhallowed Arts': Language, Nature, and Monstrosity. ... Coleridge's Blessed Machine of Language. ... Reprinted in Wuthering Heights: An Authoritative Text, with Essays in Criticism, edited by William R. Sale, 309– 18.


Author: Michael Macovski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195345002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Extending and reframing the works of Bakhtin, Gadamer, Ong, and Foucault--with particular emphasis on Bakhtin's late essays --Macovski constructs a theoretical model of literary dialogue and applies it to a range of Romantic texts. In reconsidering specific works within the context of cultural heuristics, rhetorical theory, and literary history, Macovski redefines Romantic discourse as both extratextual and agonistic. He thereby re-evaluates such Romantic topics as the history of the autotelic self, the proliferation of lyric orality, and the nineteenth-century critique of rhetoric. He examines poetry by Wordsworth and Coleridge, as well as such nineteenth-century prose works as Frankenstein, Wuthering Heights, and Heart of Darkness.