Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available
More than any other period of British literature, Romanticism is strongly identified with a single genre. Romantic poetry has been one of the most enduring, best loved, most widely read and most frequently studied genres for two centuries and remains no less so today. This Companion offers a comprehensive overview and interpretation of the poetry of the period in its literary and historical contexts. The essays consider its metrical, formal, and linguistic features; its relation to history; its influence on other genres; its reflections of empire and nationalism, both within and outside the British Isles; and the various implications of oral transmission and the rapid expansion of print culture and mass readership. Attention is given to the work of less well-known or recently rediscovered authors, alongside the achievements of some of the greatest poets in the English language: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Scott, Burns, Keats, Shelley, Byron and Clare.
This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the wholeof European Romanticism. Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept acrossEurope in the early nineteenth century. Covers the national literatures of France, Germany, Italy,Poland, Russia and Spain. Addresses common themes that cross national borders, such asorientalism, Napoleon, night, nature, and the prestige of thefragment. Includes cross-disciplinary essays on literature and music,literature and painting, and the general system of Romanticarts. Features 35 essays in all, from leading scholars in America,Australia, Britain, France, Italy, and Switzerland.
This new edition of The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism has been fully revised and updated and includes two wholly new essays, one on recent developments in the field, and one on the rapidly expanding publishing industry of this period. It also features a comprehensive chronology and a fully up-to-date guide to further reading. For the past decade and more the Companion has been a much-admired and widely-used account of the phenomenon of British Romanticism that has inspired students to look at Romantic literature from a variety of critical angles and approaches. In this new incarnation, the volume will continue to be a standard guide for students of Romantic literature and its contexts.
This new edition of the groundbreaking Romanticism: AnAnthology is the only book of its kind to contain completetexts of a wide range of Romantic works, including Blake's Songsof Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven andHell, and Urizen; Wordsworth and Coleridge's LyricalBallads (1798); Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude; early andrevised versions of Coleridge's 'The Eolian Harp', 'This Lime-TreeBower my Prison', 'Frost at Midnight', and 'The Ancient Mariner';Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, Epipsychidion andAdonais; Byron's Childe Harold's Pilgrimage Canto IIIand Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Don Juan Dedication and Cantos I and II; and Keats'sOdes, the two Hyperions, Lamia,Isabella and The Eve of St Agnes. It also carriesexplanatory annotations and author headnotes. Updated toincorporate the latest scholarly findings, it remains the essentialtext on Romanticism. Includes all texts from the third edition, with theaddition of Keats's Isabella and Shelley'sEpipsychidion, as well as a selection of the poems of WalterScott Includes a wider and deeper selection of texts by the Big Sixmale poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Byron and Shelley)than any competing volume Includes a generous range of texts by female Romanticpoets All editorial materials, including annotations, authorheadnotes, and prefatory materials, have been revised for the newedition The only book to contain complete texts, edited for this volumefrom manuscript and early printed sources by Wu, along withexplanatory annotations and author headnotes Contains everything teachers and students require for anin-depth survey of the principal writings to emerge from theBritish Romantic period The most widely-used teaching anthology in the field in theUK Companion website features a dynamic timeline detailingsignificant events of the romantic period and providing images,suggestions for further reading and useful links to other onlineresources: ahref="http://www.romanticismanthology.com/"www.romanticismanthology.com/a
This Is Perhaps The Most Comprehensive Book On Wordsworth, Having Discussions On Most Of The Different Dimensions Of The Poet As A Critic, A Poetic Theorist, A Great Lover Of Nature, A Humanist, And As A Philosopher. In This Book, Twelve Most Important Poems Of The Poet, His Five Lucy Poems And Also His Six Sonnets Have Been Thoroughly Discussed, And The Texts Of All The 23 Poems Have Been Given. In The Three Appendices, The Texts Of Wordsworth S Three Most Important Literary Essays Preface To Lyrical Ballads (1802), Appendix On Poetic Diction, And Essay Supplementary To The Preface Have Been Given For The Reader S Ready References. The Author Has Shunned All Pedantry Anywhere In The Book, His Primary Objective Being Introduction Of Wordsworth To The Generality Of Readers. References Have Always Been Cited Whenever Quotations From Critics Books Have Been Appropriated.Contents Vol. 1: Preface; Life And Works; Twelve Select Poems Of Wordsworth; The Five Lucy Poems Of Wordsworth; Six Select Sonnets Of Wordsworth; Wordsworth As A Romantic Poet; Wordsworth S Theory Of Poetry; Wordsworth As A Poet Of Nature.Contents Vol. 2: Wordsworth As A Poet Of Humanity; Wordsworth As A Philosophical Poet; Wordsworth S Style; Wordsworth As A Critic; Appreciation And Criticism Of Wordsworth; Residuary Discussions On Wordsworth; Wordsworth And Coleridge; The Prelude; The Excursion; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
This Companion brings together specially commissioned essays by distinguished international scholars that reflect both the diversity of Victorian poetry and the variety of critical approaches that illuminate it. Approaches Victorian poetry by way of genre, production and cultural context, rather than through individual poets or poems Demonstrates how a particular poet or poem emerges from a number of overlapping cultural contexts. Explores the relationships between work by different poets Recalls attention to a considerable body of poetry that has fallen into neglect Essays are informed by recent developments in textual and cultural theory Considers Victorian women poets in every chapter
Romance is a varied and fluid literary genre, notoriously difficult to define. This groundbreaking Companion surveys the many permutations of romance throughout the ages. Considers the literary and historical development of the romance genre from its classical origins to the present day Incorporates discussion of the changing readership of romance and of romance’s special relation to women readers Comprises 30 essays written by leading authorities on different periods and sub-genres Challenges the idea that the appeal of romance is exclusively escapist Draws on a wide range of specific and influential literary examples
A Companion to Medieval Poetry presents a series oforiginal essays from leading literary scholars that explore Englishpoetry from the Anglo-Saxon period up to the15th century. Organised into three parts to echo the chronological andstylistic divisions between the Anglo-Saxon, Middle English andPost-Chaucerian periods, each section is introduced with contextualessays, providing a valuable introduction to the society andculture of the time Combines a general discussion of genres of medieval poetry,with specific consideration of texts and authors, includingBeowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Chaucer,Gower and Langland Features original essays by eminent scholars, including AndyOrchard, Carl Schmidt, Douglas Gray, and BarryWindeatt, who present a range of theoretical,historical, and cultural approaches to reading medieval poetry, aswell as offering close analysis of individual texts andtraditions
"This comprehensive survey of British Romantic poetry explores the work of six poets whose names are most closely associated with the Romantic era--Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Keats, Byron, and Shelley--as well as works by other significant but less widely studied poets such as Leigh Hunt, Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Elizabeth Landon. Along with its exceptional coverage, the volume is alert to relevant contexts, and opens up ways of understanding Romantic poetry"--
Coleridge's Poetry Up to 1803 : a Study in the History of Ideas
Author: Hendrik Roelof Rookmaaker
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This study describes in detail the development of Coleridge's attitude to nature as it is reflected in his poetry. It analyses the different stages of Coleridge's search for a meaningful relation to nature from an uncritical adoption of the eighteenth century conventions in his early poetry to a projectionist view in his poems of 1802. It offers challenging new readings of some of Coleridge's major poems like 'The Ancient Mariner' and 'Dejection: an Ode', and tries to rehabilitate some minor ones, like 'The Picture'. Attention is also paid to his relation with Wordsworth. It discusses in detail the philosophical background of Coleridge's views and considers the contribution of German thought to his development. As a whole this study affords a new insight into the genesis of romanticism in England.
This broad-ranging Companion offers readers a thoroughgrounding in both the background and the substance ofeighteenth-century poetry in all its rich variety. Provides an up-to-date and wide-ranging guide toeighteenth-century poetry Reflects the dramatic transformation which has taken place inthe study of eighteenth-century poetry over the past twodecades Opens with a section on contexts, discussing poetry’srelationships with patriotism, politics, science, and the visualarts, for example Discusses poetry by male and female poets from all walks oflife Includes numerous close readings of individual poems, rangingfrom Pope’s The Rape of the Lock to MaryCollier’s The Woman’s Labour Includes more provocative contributions on subjects such asrural poetry and the self-taught tradition, British poetry 'beyondthe borders', the constructions of femininity, women as writers andwomen as readers. Designed to be used alongside David Fairer and ChristineGerrard’s Eighteenth-Century Poetry: An AnnotatedAnthology, 3rd edition (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)
Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leading scholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-ranging and in-depth guide to one of America?s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitman available to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and cultural contexts of Whitman?s work, and of the experimental nature of his writing Includes contributions devoted to specific poetry and prose works, a compact biography of the poet, and a bibliography
This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition
Through a series of essays that explore the forms, themes, genres,historical contexts, major authors, and latest critical approaches,A Companion to African American Literature presents acomprehensive chronological overview of African American literaturefrom the eighteenth century to the modern day Examines African American literature from its earliest origins,through the rise of antislavery literature in the decades leadinginto the Civil War, to the modern development of contemporaryAfrican American cultural media, literary aesthetics, and politicalideologies Addresses the latest critical and scholarly approaches toAfrican American literature Features essays by leading established literary scholars aswell as newer voices
A Companion to Poetic Genre brings together over 40 contributions from leading academics to provide critical overviews of poetic genres and their modern adaptations. Covers a large range of poetic cultural traditions from Britain, Ireland, North America, Japan and the Caribbea Summarises many genres from their earliest origins to their most recent renderings The only full-length critical collection to deal with modern adaptations of poetic genres Contributors include Bernard O’Donoghue, Stephen Burt, Jahan Ramazani, and many other notable scholars of poetry and poetics
While poetry has been the genre most closely associated with the Romantic period, the novel of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries has attracted many more readers and students in recent years. Its canon has been widened to include less well known authors alongside Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Maria Edgeworth and Thomas Love Peacock. Over the last generation, especially, a remarkable range of popular works from the period have been re-discovered and reread intensively. This Companion offers an overview of British fiction written between roughly the mid-1760s and the early 1830s and is an ideal guide to the major authors, historical and cultural contexts, and later critical reception. The contributors to this volume represent the most up-to-date directions in scholarship, charting the ways in which the period's social, political and intellectual redefinitions created new fictional subjects, forms and audiences.
The interrelationship of the ideas of apocalypse and millennium is a dominant concern of British Romanticism. The Book of Revelation provides a model of history in which apocalypse is followed by millennium, but in their various ways the major Romantic poets - Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, and Shelley - question and even at times undermine the possibility of a successful secularization of this model. No matter how confidently the sequence of apocalypse and millennium seems to be affirmed in some of the major works of the period, the issue is always in doubt: the fear that millennium may not ensue emerges as a significant, if often repressed, theme in the great works of the period. Related to it is the tension in Romantic poetry between conflicting models of history itself: history as teleology, developing towards end time and millennium, and history as purposeless cycle. This subject-matter is traced through a selection of works by the major poets, partly through an exposition of their underlying intellectual traditions, and partly through a close examination of the poems themselves.