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The Cambridge History of English Romantic Literature

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James Chandler, John Brewer, Susan Manning, Catherine Gallager, Clifford Siskin, John Barrell, Ian Duncan, Luke Gibbons, David Simpson, Esther Schor, W. J. T. Mitchell, Nigel Leask, Margot Finn, Mary A. Favret, Simon During, Anne Janowitz, Adrian Johns, Susan J. Wolfson, Paul Hamilton, Deidre Lynch, Ina Ferris, Julie Carlson, Tilottama Rajan, Jan Golinski, Katie Trumpener, Frances Ferguson, Saree Makdisi, Kevin Gilmartin, Jerome McGann
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  • Date Published: July 2012
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107629196

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  • The Romantic period was one of the most creative, intense and turbulent periods of English literature, an age marked by revolution, reaction and reform in politics, and by the invention of imaginative literature in its distinctively modern form. This History presents an engaging account of six decades of literary production around the turn of the nineteenth century. Reflecting the most up-to-date research, the essays are designed both to provide a narrative of Romantic literature and to offer new and stimulating readings of the key texts. One group of essays addresses the various locations of literary activity – both in England and, as writers developed their interests in travel and foreign cultures, across the world. A second set of essays traces how texts responded to great historical and social change. With a comprehensive bibliography, timeline and index, this volume is an important resource for research and teaching in the field.

    • A complete history of writing in the period, now available in paperback
    • Contributors include some of the most respected scholars working in the field today
    • A key work of reference for all students and researchers in English literature
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    'Fifty years ago, literary studies was awash in big theories of Romanticism, created by the likes of M. H. Abrams, Geoffrey Hartman, and Harold Bloom; two decades later, Marilyn Butler argued that the very label 'Romantic' was 'historically unsound'. This collection suggests that no consensus has yet emerged: instead, the best of the essays suggest continuities with periods before and after. Rather than big theories, the contributors present kaleidoscopic snapshots of individual genres (the novel, the 'new poetry', drama, the ballad, children's literature); larger intellectual currents (John Brewer writes exceptionally well on 'sentiment and sensibility'); currently fashionable topics (imperialism, publishing history, disciplinarity); and - most interesting - the varying cultures of discrete localities (London, Ireland, Scotland). The result is an excellent book useful … for its summaries of early twenty-first-century thinking about British literary culture from the 1770s to the 1830s.' Choice

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    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107629196
    • length: 796 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 35 mm
    • weight: 1.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    General introduction James Chandler
    Part I. The Ends of Enlightenment:
    1. Sentiment and sensibility John Brewer
    2. Antiquarianism, balladry, and the rehabilitation of romance Susan Manning
    3. The Romantics and the political economists Catherine Gallager
    4. The problem of periodisation: Enlightenment, Romanticism, and the fate of system Clifford Siskin
    Part II. Geographies: The Scenes of Literary Life:
    5. London in the 1790s John Barrell
    6. Edinburgh and lowland Scotland Ian Duncan
    7. Romantic Ireland:
    1750–1845 Luke Gibbons
    8. France, Germany, America David Simpson
    9. The 'Warm South' Esther Schor
    10. Country matters W. J. T. Mitchell
    11. Romanticism and the wider world: poetry, travel literature and Empire Nigel Leask
    12. The homes of England Margot Finn
    13. Writing, reading and the scenes of war Mary A. Favret
    14. Regency London Simon During
    Part III. Histories: Writing in the New Movements:
    15. Rebellion, revolution, reform: the transit of the intellectuals Anne Janowitz
    16. Changes in the world of publishing Adrian Johns
    17. The new poetries Susan J. Wolfson
    18. Romanticism and poetic autonomy Paul Hamilton
    19. Transformations of the novel – I Deidre Lynch
    20. Transformations of the novel – II Ina Ferris
    21. Theatre, performance, and urban spectacle Julie Carlson
    22. The epigenesis of genre: new forms from old Tilottama Rajan
    23. The literature of the new sciences Jan Golinski
    24. The making of child readers Katie Trumpener
    Part IV. The Ends of Romanticism:
    25. Representation restructured Frances Ferguson
    26. Romantic cultural Imperialism Saree Makdisi
    27. Romanticism and religious modernity: from natural supernaturalism to literary sectarianism Kevin Gilmartin
    28. Is Romanticism finished? Jerome McGann
    Chronology
    Bibliographies
    Index.

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    James Chandler

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    James Chandler, John Brewer, Susan Manning, Catherine Gallager, Clifford Siskin, John Barrell, Ian Duncan, Luke Gibbons, David Simpson, Esther Schor, W. J. T. Mitchell, Nigel Leask, Margot Finn, Mary A. Favret, Simon During, Anne Janowitz, Adrian Johns, Susan J. Wolfson, Paul Hamilton, Deidre Lynch, Ina Ferris, Julie Carlson, Tilottama Rajan, Jan Golinski, Katie Trumpener, Frances Ferguson, Saree Makdisi, Kevin Gilmartin, Jerome McGann

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