Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Baker, William, 1944-

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of English

LCSH

Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800 Influence Criticism and interpretation||Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 Literary style Criticism and interpretation||English literature||Rhetoric||Literature||English language--Rhetoric--History and criticism||English literature--History and criticism

Abstract

This dissertation explores the rhetorical influences of Hugh Blair, minister, rhetorician and member of the 18th Century Scottish Enlightenment, on the fiction of Jane Austen. Specifically, the author argues that Austen used the precepts of belletristic rhetoric as promulgated by Blair as both a narrative device integral to the plots of her novels and as a means of illuminating her fictional characters.

Comments

Advisors: William Baker.||Committee members: John V. Knapp; Bradley Peters.

Extent

184 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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