Figures of revision in Wordsworth's critical arguments

Ahmed, Soheil (2001) Figures of revision in Wordsworth's critical arguments. Romanticism on the Net, 24.

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Abstract

[Extract] This essay deals with three key arguments in Wordsworth's poetics: the theorisation of tautology; the definition of the poet; and the relationship between thoughts and feelings. The peculiar discursive manoeuvres of these three arguments may be called figurative revisions. Although the literal notion of revision has its own place, the more comprehensive conceptualisation of revision presented here cannot rely solely on it: understandably, the notion of revision, therefore, has reference not only to that literal activity of making retrospective changes in a text, but even more so to that turning around associated with it. It is in this turning around, this looking again, that revision—or re-vision—constitutes a form of textual self-consciousness that is examined here. No less is revision a form of reflexivity.

Item ID: 23363
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1467-1255
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2012 05:40
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200525 Literary Theory @ 50%
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