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Simpson, David 1951-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 187 publications in 1 language and 6,999 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 781 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 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 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 503 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 471 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 426 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 404 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 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 345 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 279 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 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new reading of Wordsworth's poetry, by leading critic David Simpson, centers on its almost obsessive representation of spectral forms and images of death in life. Wordsworth is reacting, Simpson argues, to the massive changes in the condition of England and the modern world at the turn of the century: mass warfare; the increased scope of machine-driven labor and urbanization; and the expanding power of the commodity form in rendering economic and social exchange more and more abstract, more and more distant from human agency and control. Reading Wordsworth alongside Marx and Derrida, Simpson examines the genesis of an attitude of concern which exemplifies the predicament of modern subjectivity as it faces suffering and distress."--Jacket
Romanticism and the question of the stranger by David Simpson( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 251 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 199 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."--BOOK 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

Aal aboot the Angel of the North by David Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 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
Wordsworth and empire--just joking by David Simpson( )

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

Wordsworth's Historical Imagination (Routledge Revivals) The Poetry of Displacement by David Simpson( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. Wordsworth's preoccupation with the metaphors of property and labour shows him to be acutel
 
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German aesthetic and literary criticism
Alternative Names
Simpson, David Edward.

Simpson, David Edward 1951-

Languages
English (179)

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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