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Romanticism

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ISBN-10: 0199258406

ISBN-13: 9780199258406

Edition: 2005

Authors: Nicholas Roe

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This book is a comprehensive guide to the richness and diversity of the Romantic field. It includes 46 specially commissioned chapters by an international team of leading scholars and combines chapters offering background and contextual information with detailed readings of Romantic texts. The volume is divided into four parts - 'Romantic Orientations', 'Reading Romanticism', 'Romantic Forms' and 'Romantic Afterlives'.
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Book details

List price: $76.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/24/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 776
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Introduction
Events
Then and now
Romantic history to Romantic literature
Chronology
Wordsworth takes over
Romantic inheritances
Everything and nothing
Vanishings
Changes
Now and then
Romantic orientations
The historical context
Revolution
War
Nationalism
Empire and slavery
Democracy, protest, and reform
Further reading
The literary background
The sublime
Sensibility
Shakespeare
Satire
The south
Further reading
Classical inheritances
The rise of historical criticism
Romantic Hellenism
Romantic pastoral
Further reading
Sensibility
Cultural change
Philosophy and science
Politics
An international movement
Gender
Poetry
The novel
Further reading
Web link
The visual arts and music
British art and Romanticism
John Constable and the characterization of nature
William Blake's interdisciplinary art
J. M. W. Turner and the directions of Romantic art
The caricature print
Some notes on sculpture
British music
'Popular' music
Further reading
Print culture and the book trade
Radical publishing
New books
Libraries
Cheap print
Newspapers and periodicals
The reprint trade
Reading and writing: a case history
Readers
Further reading
Science
Geology
Botany
Joseph Priestley and Humphry Davy
Medicine
Race
Astronomy
Technology
'Scientist'
Further reading
Philosophy and religion
Immanuel Kant
Schleiermacher and the experience of religion
Beyond understanding: Coleridge on the imagination
Shelley: after Jupiter
Enthusiasm: the witness of the spirit
Further reading
England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales
Crossing borders
The influence of England
The power of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales
Further reading
Europe
The continental scene-Germany
France
Spain and Italy
Poland and Russia
Family likenesses and the unity of opposites
Further reading
Easts
The great map of mankind
Orientalism: theory and history
Eighteenth-century orientalism and Sir William Jones
Footnotes
Desire and quest romance
Oriental infections
Further reading
Americas
The promise of the new
British Romanticism in America
Romantic exploration
American utopias
Transcendentalism and its antagonists
New World Gothic
Encountering others
History and romance
Further reading
Reading Romanticism
New Historicism
Definitions, origins, and problems
The characteristics of current New Historicism
A short backwards history of Romantic New Historicism
Reading: William Wordsworth, 'Tintern Abbey'
Further reading
Feminism
History
Themes
Reading: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
Further reading
Ecology
Ecological approaches to British Romantic literature
The Lake Poets: William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Green language: Robert Bloomfield and John Clare
The return of the nightingale: Charlotte Smith and John Keats
The end of nature: William Blake, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron
The Romantic origins of environmentalism
Reading: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere'
Further reading
Psychoanalysis
Knowledge
Desire
Fantasy
Self
Reading: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Further reading
Post-colonialism
What does 'post-colonial' mean?
Slavery and the Romantic imagination
Bringing slavery home
Domesticity and empire
Reading: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
Further reading
Formalism
Were the Romantics formalists?
Form and power: the case of the sonnet
The Coleridgean solution
Readings
Further reading
Romantic forms
Romantic forms: an introduction
Romantic epic (and a note on Romantic fragments)
Drama
Lyric
Poetic narrative, including romance
Gender and genre in Romantic poetry
Readings
Further reading
The sonnet
The sonnet form and its development
The sonnet revival
The sonnet, sensibility, and the self
Friendship and the heart
The public voice of liberty
Strength and stillness
Readings
Further reading
Web link
Lyric
Broadening possibilities
The resonant lyre
Language in action: lyric as drama
Vision quests
Representing the self
Lyric communities
Readings
Further reading
Epic
What is an epic?
A short history of epic
Epic revival
Diversity
Gender
Politics
Ambivalence
Reading: John Keats, Hyperion
Further reading
Narrative poetry
Narrative revival
Byron's poetic 'romaunt'
'The Italian strain'
Leigh Hunt's The Story of Rimini
The Orient
Reading: John Keats, Isabella; or, the Pot of Basil
Further reading
The novel
Origins and directions
Genre and subgenres
The narrator in the Romantic-period novel
Readings
Further reading
Satire
Novels and prose satires
The theatre
Reviews and pamphlets
Graphic prints
Poetry
Reading: Lord Byron, Don Juan
Further reading
Web link
Romantic drama
The repertoire
Joanna Baillie's Plays on the Passions
The pursuit of novelty
The theatres
Star turns
Reading: Elizabeth Craven, The Miniature Picture
Further reading
Essays, newspapers, and magazines
Newspapers
Magazines
Reviews
The periodical essay
Reading: William Hazlitt, 'My First Acquaintance with Poets'
Further reading
Biography and autobiography
Social, economic, and cultural context
Individualism, natural rights, and life-writing
Biography: lives in contention
Autobiography: confession, self-exploration, self-making
The centrality of life-writing in the Romantic period
Reading: William Godwin, Memoirs of the Author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Further reading
Romance
The origins of romance
The progress of romance
The Romanticism in romance
Readings
Further reading
Gothic
Gothic nationalism
Gothic aesthetic
Gothic (anti-)modernity
Gothic (anti-)rationality
Gothic taboos
Gothic genres
Gothic criticism
Readings
Further reading
Web links
The fragment
Fragments, fashion, and fakery
The ruin and the unfinished
Aesthetic and antiquarian contexts
Responses
Form or genre?
The afterlife of the Romantic fragment
Reading: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Kubla Khan'
Further reading
Forgeries
Poetic forgeries
Medical hoaxes
Travel lies
Exotic others
Reading: John Hatfield and the Lake Poets
Further reading
Non-fictional prose
Aesthetics and politics: politics and aesthetics
Edmund Burke's Reflections
Responses to Burke
Reading discursively
Readings
Further reading
Travel writing
A 'tour-writing and tour-publishing age'
Explorers: the business of scientific discovery
Survivors, missionaries, and other travellers
Romanticism and Romantic-era travel writing
Travel writing and Romantic-era literature
Reading: Mungo Park, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa
Further reading
Letters, journals, and diaries
Popular myths and images
Critical problems
Letter-writing
Journals, diaries, and notebooks
Readings
Further reading
Romantic afterlives
Literary criticism and theory
The fascination of what's natural
Feeling and wonder
Ordinary language
Egotism and imagination
Current questions
Further reading
Poetry
Plain style: Robert Frost
Wordsworth and Anglo-American modernism
The Anglophone world
On his native shores
Two second selves: Charles Tomlinson and Elizabeth Bishop
Recompenses
Further reading
The nineteenth- and twentieth-century novel
The Brontes
The American tradition: Moby-Dick
D. H. Lawrence
Further reading
Film
The Romantic poem on screen
Romantic film biography
Films on the birth of a Romantic classic
Filming the origins of Romanticism
Further reading
Web links
The theatre
Upstaging Prometheus
Lord, Byron
Hideous stage progeny: Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
Afterlife now: Romanticism unbound; or 'cut'
Further reading
The idea of the author
Lives of the poets
Inventing the author
Posterity
Genius, originality, inspiration
Craze
Further reading
Modernism and postmodernity
Modernist debts to Romanticism
Modern Romantics
Later Romantics
Modern constructions of Romanticism
Postmodernity and postmodernism
Further reading
Politics
A Romantic ideology?
A green Romanticism?
Radicals or reactionaries?
Nationalism, imperialism, and orientalism
Romanticism and racism
Further reading
Sciences
Normal science
Geology
Astronomy
Sciences of life
Further reading
Environmentalism
The Romantic legacy
Industrial society and its discontents
Romantic consumerism, green consumerism
Ecological criticism
Further reading
Romanticism in the electronic age
Text analysis
Digital editions
Text encoding
Romanticism on the Internet
Learning how
Further reading
Web Links
Index