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Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Michael Macovski


Extending and modifying the works of Bakhtin, Gadamer, Ong, and Foucault—though drawing primarily on Bakhtin's theory of dialogue—this book constructs a theoretical model of “dialogic romanticism” and applies it to a range of Romantic texts. Literary discourse is seen as a composite of voices—interactive voices which are not only contained within the literary text but extend beyond it, to other works, authors, interpretations, and discourses. The book holds that varieties of dialogic forms and meanings were particularly pronounced during the Romantic epoch, and accordingly traces the manifesta ... More

Keywords: Bakhtin, Gadamer, Ong, Foucault, dialogic romanticism, Romantic texts, dialogic forms, Wordsworth, Coleridge, nineteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1994 Print ISBN-13: 9780195069655
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Macovski, author
Fordham University