Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is an accessible and easy-to-use scholarly guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era (1789-1832). The book offers a...Show More
Key Concepts in Romantic Literature is an accessible and easy-to-use scholarly guide to the literature, criticism and history of the culturally rich and politically turbulent Romantic era (1789-1832). The book offers a comprehensive and critically up-to-date account of the fascinating poetry, novels and drama which characterized the Romantic period alongside an historically-informed account of the important social, political and aesthetic contexts which shaped that body of writing. The epochal poetry of William Wordsworth, William Blake, Mary Robinson, S. T. Coleridge, Charlotte Smith, P. B. Shelley, Lord Byron, John Keats, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon; the drama of Joanna Baillie and Charles Robert Maturin; the novels of Jane Austen and Mary Shelley; all of these figures and many more are insightfully discussed here, together with clear and helpful accounts of the key contexts of the age's literature (including the French Revolution, slavery, industrialisation, empire and the rise of feminism) as well as accounts of perhaps less familiar aspects of late Georgian culture (such as visionary spirituality, atheism, gambling, fashion, music and sport). This is the broadest guide available to late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and Irish literature, history and culture.Show Less
Succinct and easily digestible scholarship that explicates key Romantic concepts in a style that is appropriate for both the student as well as the more experienced reader of Romantic Literature
Over fifty substantial entries provide more detail than that offered by the typical glossary or encyclopaedia, while at the same time retaining the easeofuse of the student guide
Unusually wide coverage that reflects the diversity of approaches by which Romanticism is currently understood
An expansive coverage of authors
An introductory discussion which clearly addresses the vexed critical question of the nature of Romanticism
'Historical Definitions and Conceptualizations of Romanticism'?
Discusses the changing manner in which Romanticism has been understood from the late eighteenth century to the present day
'CONTEXTS: History, Politics, Culture'
Detailed and clearly written accounts of the momentous historical, political and social issues and events which shaped the Romantic period from the French Revolution onwards. After an account of British Politics from 1789 to 1832, subsequent chapters here include 'Empire and Travel', 'Feminism and the Position of Women', 'Industry and Economics', 'Ireland and the 'Catholic Question', 'Medicine and Science', 'Religion and Atheism', 'Sexualities' and 'Slavery, Abolition and African-British Literature'
'TEXTS: Themes, Issues, Concepts?
This section addresses the key themes of Romantic literature, beginning with an account of the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Smith, and Robinson, and a discussion of their successors Byron, Shelley, Keats, Hemans, and Landon. Other chapters include 'Joanna Baillie and Romantic-Era Drama', 'Irish, Scottish and Welsh Poetry', 'Medievalism, the Sublime and the Gothic', 'The Novel' and 'Satire'
'CRITICISM: Approaches, Theory, Practice'?
Discusses criticism of the Romantics from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Chapters include 'Contemporary and Victorian Reception', 'Twentieth-Century Criticism from Modernism to the New Criticism', and 'Modern Critical Approaches'. This last section offers a guide to the critical movements which have transformed Romantic studies from the 1980s in accounts of criticism 'From Deconstruction to Post-Colonial and Psychoanalytical Criticism', 'From Historicism to Ecological Criticism' and 'Gender Criticism'.
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