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Literature and Music in the Atlantic World, 1767-1867

Catherine Jones


This book explores the interaction of literature and music in the Atlantic world in the age of Enlightenment and Romanticism. It focuses on the relationship of rhetoric and music in the era's intellectual discourses, texts and performance cultures with primary attention to Europe and North America. Catherine Jones begins by examining attitudes to music and its performance of leading figures of the American Enlightenment and Revolution, notably Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, and the attempts of Francis Hopkinson and others to harness the Orphean power of music so that it should become ... More

Keywords: Atlantic world, Enlightenment, Europe, literature, music, North America, rhetorlc, Romanticism, subjectivity, transatlantic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780748684618
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684618.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Jones, author
University of Aberdeen