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The subject of 'Shake-speares Sonnets' and afterlife in lyric poetry

Robinson, P. (2017) The subject of 'Shake-speares Sonnets' and afterlife in lyric poetry. In: Levenson, J. L. and Ormsby, R. (eds.) The Shakespearean World. Routledge, London, pp. 263-280. ISBN 9780415732529

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Abstract/Summary

This is an essay on the nature and consequences for the speaking subject, and the subject matter, of Shakespeare's Sonnets which derive from adopting a speech act theory as regards the poems' assertions and other utterances. It then looks at the issues around 'uptake' in speech acts when this concept is applied to responses to poetry, and illustrates this with a look at later poetic responses to these sonnets.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Literature and Languages > English Literature
ID Code:72528
Publisher:Routledge

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