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Simpson, David 1951-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 6,992 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BH221.G3, 821.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Simpson
The politics of American English, 1776-1850 by David Simpson( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Language, its nature, and its uses have always been controversial topics. This engaging study brings into focus those highly charged years in America Between 1776 and 1850 when questions of language mirrored the social and political arguments of the time and generated even more arguments on both sides of the Atlantic over what American English was, what it might become, and what it ought to be. With a strong narrative line, The Politics of American English shows that by the middle of the 19th century, America had a version of English recognizably its own. To explain how this happened and why, Simpson alternates between theoretical questions of language and the way these questions make themselves felt in literature. His premise, that language is an important organizing principle in the life of human beings, one that is experienced individually as well a collectively, is brilliantly set forth
German aesthetic and literary criticism by David Simpson( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fetishism and imagination : Dickens, Melville, Conrad by David Simpson( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irony and authority in romantic poetry by David Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth's historical imagination : the poetry of displacement by David Simpson( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditionally, Wordsworth's greatness is founded on his identity as the poet of nature and solitude. The Wordsworthian imagination is seen as an essentially private faculty, its very existence premised on the absence of other people. In this title, first published in 1987, David Simpson challenges this established view of Wordsworth, arguing that it fails to recognize and explain the importance of the context of the public sphere and the social environment to the authentic experience of the imagination
Romanticism, nationalism, and the revolt against theory by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth and the figurings of the real by David Simpson( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

9/11 : the culture of commemoration by David Simpson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The academic postmodern and the rule of literature : a report on half-knowledge by David Simpson( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origins of modern critical thought : German aesthetic and literary criticism from Lessing to Hegel by David Simpson( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject to history : ideology, class, gender( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situatedness, or, Why we keep saying where we're coming from by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished critic explores the term "situatedness"--The self's position in time and place in the world and its treatment seen in legal theory, social science, literature, and philosophy
Wordsworth, commodification and social concern : the poetics of modernity by David Simpson( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Simpson's reading of Wordsworth examines Wordsworth's reaction to changes in the modern world at the turn of the century
Romanticism and the question of the stranger by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In our post-9/11 world, the figure of the stranger - the foreigner, the enemy, the unknown visitor - carries a particular urgency, and the force of language used to describe those who are 'different' has become particularly strong. But arguments about the stranger are not unique to our time. David Simpson locates the figure of the stranger and the rhetoric of strangeness in romanticism and places them in a tradition that extends from antiquity to today
Land, nation and culture, 1740-1840 : thinking the republic of taste( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the last couple of decades, critics and historians of the late eighteenth century have developed a multidisciplinary approach to the history of culture. This dialogue between literary critics and theorists, art historians and social historians, is remapping the relations between culture and society, politics and aesthetics, law and representation. These essays by internationally known scholars return 'taste' to a central position in the discussion of nation, culture and aesthetics in the period."--Jacket
Land, nation and culture, 1740-1810 : thinking the republic of taste( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Farnsworth house is architect Mies van der Rohe's archetype for a glass enclosed house. It is situated on Fox River, 50 miles west of Chicago
Aal aboot the Angel of the North by David Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wordsworth and empire--just joking by David Simpson( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Redesigning ethnography : responses to postmodernist, feminist, and other critiques : a symposium( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Meetings held at the University of Colorado April 23-24, 1993, for an interdisciplinary symposium on the current conflicts in ethnographic writing. Seven speakers critique writing in the fields of ethnology, anthropology, and sociology. Points are made about the inability of researchers and field workers to free themselves from views derived in their own cultures, the rhetoric of locality. Feminist poets and sociologists link themselves with those written about. The social impact of communications technology is explored in topics about what connects people, engages them, and makes them believe. Media provides a shared moral view which can hold a community together. Speakers also discuss the implosion of margins into the center, as representatives of minority race, gender, class, sexuality, and post-colonial subjects now enter the academic mainstream as authors
 
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German aesthetic and literary criticism
Alternative Names
Simpson, David Edward.

Simpson, David Edward 1951-

Languages
English (180)

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Romanticism, nationalism, and the revolt against theory9/11 : the culture of commemorationThe academic postmodern and the rule of literature : a report on half-knowledgeThe Origins of modern critical thought : German aesthetic and literary criticism from Lessing to HegelSituatedness, or, Why we keep saying where we're coming fromWordsworth, commodification and social concern : the poetics of modernityLand, nation and culture, 1740-1840 : thinking the republic of tasteLand, nation and culture, 1740-1810 : thinking the republic of taste