The Resource Creating states : studies in the performative language of John Milton and William Blake, Angela Esterhammer

Creating states : studies in the performative language of John Milton and William Blake, Angela Esterhammer

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Creating states : studies in the performative language of John Milton and William Blake
Title
Creating states
Title remainder
studies in the performative language of John Milton and William Blake
Statement of responsibility
Angela Esterhammer
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Although the concept of the performative has influenced literary theory in numerous ways, this book represents one of the first full-length studies of performative language in literary texts. Creating States examines the visionary poetry of John Milton and William Blake, using a critical approach based on principles of speech-act theory as articulated by J.L. Austin, John Searle, and Emile Benveniste
  • Angela Esterhammer proposes a new way of understanding the relationship between Milton and Blake, while at the same time evaluating the role of speech-act philosophy in the reading of visionary poetry and Romantic literature
  • Esterhammer distinguishes between the 'socio-political performative, ' the speech act which is defined by a societal context and derives power from institutional authority, and the 'phenomenological performative, ' language which is invested with the power to posit or create because of the individual will and consciousness of the speaker
  • Analysing texts such as The Reason of Church Government, Paradise Lost, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, and Jerusalem, Esterhammer traces the parallel evolution of Milton and Blake from writers of political and anti-prelatical tracts to poets who, having failed in their attempts to alter historical circumstances through a direct address to their contemporaries, reaffirm their faith in individual visionary consciousness and the creative word - while continuing to use the forms of a socially or politically performative language
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Esterhammer, Angela
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3596
LC item number
.E83 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Milton, John
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William <1757-1827> - Langue
  • Milton, John <1608-1674> - Langue
  • Milton, John
  • Blake, William
  • Blake, William
  • Milton, John
  • Blake, William
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Blake, William
  • English language
  • English poetry
  • English language
  • Visions in literature
  • Performative (Philosophy)
  • Speech acts (Linguistics)
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English poetry
  • Language and languages
  • Performative (Philosophy)
  • Speech acts (Linguistics)
  • Visions in literature
  • Sprache
  • Sprache
Label
Creating states : studies in the performative language of John Milton and William Blake, Angela Esterhammer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-237) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Words, Worlds, Acts, and Visions -- 1. Performative Language and Visionary Poetry -- 2. Speech Acts and World-Creation -- 3. The Language of Inspiration in Milton's Prose -- 4. Paradise Lost: The Creation of Poetry and the Poetry of Creation -- 5. The Circumference of Vision: Songs of Innocence and of Experience -- 6. Binding the Infinite: Blake's Brief Epics -- 7. Blake's Jerusalem: Statements and States
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780802005625
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95121110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32589996
  • (OCoLC)ocm32589996
Label
Creating states : studies in the performative language of John Milton and William Blake, Angela Esterhammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Words, Worlds, Acts, and Visions -- 1. Performative Language and Visionary Poetry -- 2. Speech Acts and World-Creation -- 3. The Language of Inspiration in Milton's Prose -- 4. Paradise Lost: The Creation of Poetry and the Poetry of Creation -- 5. The Circumference of Vision: Songs of Innocence and of Experience -- 6. Binding the Infinite: Blake's Brief Epics -- 7. Blake's Jerusalem: Statements and States
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780802005625
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95121110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32589996
  • (OCoLC)ocm32589996

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