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The Vocation of Sara Coleridge

Authorship and Religion

Authors: Schofield, Robin

  • First publication to trace Coleridge’s authorial development across the length of her entire literary career
  • Restores to full sight the achievements of a hitherto marginalized post-Romantic woman writer 
  • Examines the relationship between her work as STC’s editor and her original writings in the genre of polemical religious prose
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About this book

This book presents a fundamental reassessment of Sara Coleridge. It examines her achievements as an author in the public sphere, and celebrates her interventions in what was a masculine genre of religious polemics. Sara Coleridge the religious author was the peer of such major figures as John Henry Newman and F. D. Maurice, and recognized as such by contemporaries. Her strategic negotiations with conventions of gender and authorship were subtle and successful. In this rediscovery of Sara Coleridge the author revises perspectives upon her literary relationship with Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Far from sacrificing her opportunities in service of her father’s memory, her rationale is to exploit his metaphysics in original religious writings that engage with urgent controversies of her own times. Sara Coleridge critiques the Oxford theology of Newman and his colleagues for authoritarian and elitist tendencies, and for creating a negative culture in religious discourse. In response, she experiments with methodologies of collaborative, dialogic exchange, in which form as much as content will promote liberal, inclusive and productive encounters. She develops this agenda in her major religious work, the unpublished Dialogues on Regeneration (1850–51), which this book examines in its penultimate chapter.

About the authors

Robin Schofield read English at Lincoln College, Oxford, UK, before working as a school teacher. He obtained his PhD from Oxford Brookes University, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Sara Coleridge and the Contexts of Authorship

    Schofield, Robin

    Pages 1-31

  • Towards a Vocation of Religious Authorship: Collaboration and Dialogue, 1818–1837

    Schofield, Robin

    Pages 33-65

  • ‘On Rationalism’: ‘The Authoritative Word’ and ‘Liberty of Conscience’

    Schofield, Robin

    Pages 67-103

  • Biographia 1847: Plagiarism, Literary Property and Dialogic Authorship

    Schofield, Robin

    Pages 105-140

  • The Theory and Practice of Polemical Writing: Religious Authorship, 1847–1849

    Schofield, Robin

    Pages 141-181

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70371-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: March 16, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70370-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Vocation of Sara Coleridge
Book Subtitle
Authorship and Religion
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70371-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70371-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70370-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 260
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