Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

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Abstract

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 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages288
ISBN (Print)9780748684618
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2014

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Atlantic World
Music
Rhetoric
Enlightenment
Revolution
Thomas Jefferson
Harness
Subjectivity
Appropriation
Benjamin Franklin
Milieu
Discourse
Music Theory
Classical Antiquity

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Jones, C. (2014). Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867. / Jones, Catherine.

Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 288 p.

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Jones, C 2014, Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh.
Jones C. Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 288 p.
Jones, Catherine. / Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2014. 288 p.
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