The Constitution of Literature

The Constitution of Literature

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The Constitution of Literature examines Restoration and eighteenth-century literary criticism as a debate over theories of reading and argues that literary criticism emerged as a reaction against the role associated with print in the English Civil Wars of the 1640s.Literacy, Democracy, and Early English Literary Criticism Lee Morrissey ... as making a formative contribution to and defense of freedom of speech, a freedom that would later be formalized in the U.S. Constitution as the First Amendment.

Title:The Constitution of Literature
Author:Lee Morrissey
Publisher:Stanford University Press - 2008


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