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The poetics of unremembered acts : reading, lyric, pedagogy /
Brian McGrath.
imprint
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2013.
description
x, 167 p.
ISBN
0810128497 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9780810128491 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2013.
isbn
0810128497 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780810128491 (pbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction: Reading in the dark -- Part I. Reading-pedagogy -- 1. "Cozen'd" into knowledge: Locke -- 2. On learning to read as not myself: Rousseau -- Part II. Lyric-pedagogy --3. Leaving the world to darkness: Gray -- 4. The craving for incidents: Wordsworth -- 5. Lyric yawns: Keats -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
8729146
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 148-158) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Brian McGrath is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Clemson University in South Carolina.
Summaries
Main Description
Poemsspecifically romantic poems, such as those by Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, and John Keatslink what goes unremembered in our reading to ethics. In "Tintern Abbey," for example, Wordsworth finds in "little . . . unremembered . . . acts" the chance to hear the "still, sad music of humanity."In The Poetics of Unremembered Acts,Brian McGrath shows that poetry's capacity to address its reader stages an ethical dilemma of continued importance. Situating romantic poems in relation to Enlightenment debate over how to teach reading, specifically debate about the role of poetry in the process of learning to read, The Poetics of Unremembered Actsdevelops an alternative understanding of poetry's role in education. McGrath also explores the ways poetry makes ethics possible through its capacity to pass along what we do not remember and cannot know about our reading.
Main Description
The Poetics of Unremembered Acts draws together the analysis of reading, poetry, and romanticism. Situating romantic poems in relation to Enlightenment debate over how to teach reading, Brian McGrath illustrates poetry's role in education. By drawing connections between the understanding of the written word, the composition of verse, and the art of teaching, McGrath encourages a new thinking on how these endeavors contribute to the contemporary study of romanticism. The Poetics of Unremembered Acts also explores the ways that poetry makes ethics possible through its capacity to pass along what we do not remember and cannot know about our reading. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Reading in the Darkp. 1
Reading-Pedagogy
"Cozen'd" into Knowledge: Lockep. 19
On Learning to Read as Not Myself: Rousseaup. 34
Lyric-Pedagogy
Leaving the World to Darkness: Grayp. 55
The Craving for Incidents: Wordsworthp. 74
Lyric Yawns: Keatsp. 91
Conclusionp. 106
Notesp. 113
Bibliographyp. 148
Indexp. 159
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