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

  • Robin Schofield
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Abstract

This chapter examines Sara Coleridge’s earlier literary activities, and considers the developing trajectory of her authorship. Schofield seeks to answer key questions: how decisive for her future undertakings is her experience as a translator? How significant is the family context of her authorship in this earlier phase? To what extent do her poems of this period revise her literary fathers’ perspectives? Given that Sara Coleridge finds her ultimate vocation in religious writing, why does she not compose religious poetry? John Keble’s influence upon Sara’s poetics is explored in relation to this topic. Her fairy-tale novel Phantasmion is discussed in the public context of an anti-Benthamite agenda. Finally, the beginnings of Sara Coleridge’s religious authorship are examined in relation to her work as STC’s editor.

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