Power of the Passive Self in English Lit

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Challenging recent work that contends that seventeenth-century English discourses privilege the notion of a self-enclosed, self- sufficient individual, The Power of the Passive Self in English Literature recovers a counter-tradition that imagines se…

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    Challenging recent work that contends that seventeenth-century English discourses privilege the notion of a self-enclosed, self- sufficient individual, The Power of the Passive Self in English Literature recovers a counter-tradition that imagines selves as more passively prompted than actively choosing. This tradition - which Scott Paul Gordon locates in seventeenth-century religious discourse, in early eighteenth-century moral philosophy, in mid eighteenth-century acting theory, and in the emergent novel - resists autonomy and defers agency from the individual to an external 'prompter'. Gordon argues that the trope of passivity aims to guarantee a disinterested self in a culture that was increasingly convinced that every deliberate action involves calculating one's own interest. Gordon traces the origins of such ideas from their roots in the non-conformist religious tradition to their flowering in one of the central texts of eighteenth-century literature, Samuel Richardson's Clarissa.

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    Format
    E-Bok
    Filformat
    PDF
    Utgivelsesår
    2002
    Forlag
    Cambridge University Press
    Språk
    Engelsk
    ISBN
    9781107125056

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