Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867
Author : Catherine Jones
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release Date : 2014-07-16
ISBN 10 : 9780748684625
Pages : 288 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (462 downloads)
Download Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867 in PDF Full Online Free by Catherine Jones and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2014-07-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new study looks at the relationship of rhetoric and music in the era's intellectual discourses, texts and performance cultures principally in Europe and North America. Catherine Jones begins by examining the attitudes to music and its performance by leading figures of the American Enlightenment and Revolution, notably Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. She also looks at the attempts of Francis Hopkinson, William Billings and others to harness the Orphean power of music so that it should become a progressive force in the creation of a new society. She argues that the association of rhetoric and music that reaches back to classical Antiquity acquired new relevance and underwent new theorisation and practical application in the American Enlightenment in light of revolutionary Atlantic conditions. Jones goes on to consider changes in the relationship of rhetoric and music in the nationalising milieu of the nineteenth century; the connections of literature, music and music theory to changing models of subjectivity; and Romantic appropriations of Enlightenment visions of the public ethical function of music.