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Title: Efforts to devise a standard of taste from the restoration to Pope
Author: Floyd, Daniel F.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3471 283X
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2008
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This dissertation analyses taste, the conceptually vague discriminator of judgement, as it related to the numerous proposed strategies for evaluating creative writing between the Restoration and Alexander Pope's death in 1744. It investigates discussions about literature before the well-known efforts, such as Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets (1779-81), to elevate certain authors as exemplars of English writing. The raison d'etre of an authoritative system for judging literature was to restrain personal whim and prejudice by guiding individuals towards a specific manner or appreciation.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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