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Writing in Public - Literature and the Liberty of the Press in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardcover): Trevor Ross Writing in Public - Literature and the Liberty of the Press in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Hardcover)
Trevor Ross
R1,111 R952 Discovery Miles 9 520 Save R159 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Building upon his previous work on the emergence of "literature," Trevor Ross offers a history of how the public function of literature changed as a result of developing press freedoms during the period from 1760 to 1810. Writing in Public examines the laws of copyright, defamation, and seditious libel to show what happened to literary writing once certain forms of discourse came to be perceived as public and entitled to freedom from state or private control. Ross argues that-with liberty of expression becoming entrenched as a national value-the legal constraints on speech had to be reconceived, becoming less a set of prohibitions on its content than an arrangement for managing the public sphere. The public was free to speak on any subject, but its speech, jurists believed, had to follow certain ground rules, as formalized in laws aimed at limiting private ownership of culturally significant works, maintaining civility in public discourse, and safeguarding public deliberation from the coercions of propaganda. For speech to be truly free, however, there had to be an enabling exception to the rules. Since the late eighteenth century, Ross suggests, the role of this exception has been performed by the idea of literature. Literature is valued as the form of expression that, in allowing us to say anything and in any form, attests to our liberty. Yet, paradoxically, it is only by occupying no definable place within the public sphere that literature can remain as indeterminate as the public whose self-reinvention it serves.

Spiritual Meaning of Numbers (Paperback): Trevor Ross Spiritual Meaning of Numbers (Paperback)
Trevor Ross
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