The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism

Author: Stuart Curran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139824864

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry

Author: Maureen N. McLane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827901

Category: Literary Criticism

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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.

The Cambridge Companion to German Romanticism

Author: Nicholas Saul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521848911

Category: History

Page: 335

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Explains the development of Romantic arts and culture in Germany, with both individual artists and key themes covered in detail.

The Cambridge Companion to English Literature, 1740-1830

Author: Thomas Keymer,Jon Mee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521007573

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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This volume offers an introduction to British literature that challenges the traditional divide between eighteenth-century and Romantic studies. Contributors explore the development of literary genres and modes through a period of rapid change. They show how literature was shaped by historical factors including the development of the book trade, the rise of literary criticism and the expansion of commercial society and empire. The wide scope of the collection, juxtaposing canonical authors with those now gaining new attention from scholars, makes it essential reading for students of eighteenth-century literature and Romanticism.

The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth

Author: Stephen Gill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825887

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to Wordsworth provides a wide-ranging account of one of the most famous Romantic poets. Specially commissioned essays cover all the important aspects of this multi-faceted writer; the volume examines his poetic achievement with a chapter on poetic craft, while other chapters focus on the origin of his poetry and on the challenges it presented and continues to present. Further contributions include discussions of The Prelude and The Recluse, Wordsworth as philosophic poet, his writing in relation to European Romanticism, and Wordsworth as Nature poet. The collection, by an international team of established specialists concludes with a lucid account of the history of Wordsworth's texts, and offers students invaluable reference material including a chronology and guides to further reading.The volume aims to ensure that its readers will be grounded in the history of Wordsworth's career and his critical reception.

The Cambridge Companion to Shelley

Author: Timothy Morton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827073

Category: Literary Criticism

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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822) was an extraordinary poet, playwright and essayist, revolutionary both in his ideas and in his artistic theory and practice. This 2006 collection of original essays by an international group of specialists is a comprehensive survey of the life, works and times of this radical Romantic writer. Three sections cover Shelley's life and posthumous reception; the basics of his poetry, prose and drama; and his immersion in the currents of philosophical and political thinking and practice. As well as providing a wide-ranging look at the state of existing scholarship, the Companion develops and enriches our understanding of Shelley. Significant new contributions include fresh assessments of Shelley's narratives, his view of philosophy, and his role in emerging views about ecology. With its chronology and guide to further reading, this lively and accessible Companion is an invaluable guide for students and scholars of Shelley and of Romanticism.

The Cambridge Companion to William Blake

Author: Morris Eaves

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786775

Category: Art

Page: 302

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Collects essays, based on the works of William Blake, that reflect upon such recurrent themes as art, religion, and politics.

The Cambridge Introduction to British Romantic Poetry

Author: Michael Ferber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107376866

Category: Literary Criticism

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The best way to learn about Romantic poetry is to plunge in and read a few Romantic poems. This book guides the new reader through this experience, focusing on canonical authors - Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Blake and Shelley - whilst also including less familiar figures as well. Each chapter explains the history and development of a genre or sets out an important context for the poetry, with a wealth of practical examples. Michael Ferber emphasizes connections between poets as they responded to each other and to great literary, social and historical changes around them. A unique appendix resolves most difficulties new readers of works from this period might face: unfamiliar words, unusual word order, the subjunctive mood and meter. This enjoyable and stimulating book is an ideal introduction to some of the most powerful and pleasing poems in the English language, written in one of the greatest periods in English poetry.

The Cambridge Companion to Keats

Author: Susan J. Wolfson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521658393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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In The Cambridge Companion to Keats, leading scholars discuss Keats's work in several fascinating contexts: literary history and key predecessors; Keats's life in London's intellectual, aesthetic and literary culture and the relation of his poetry to the visual arts. These specially commissioned essays are sophisticated but accessible, challenging but lucid, and are complemented by an introduction to Keats's life, a chronology, a list of contemporary people and periodicals, a source reference for famous phrases and ideas articulated in Keats's letters, a glossary of literary terms and a guide to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Poetry

Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825879

Category: Literary Criticism

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This Companion to Victorian Poetry provides an introduction to many of the pressing issues that absorbed the attention of poets from the 1830s to the 1890s. It introduces readers to a range of topics - including historicism, patriotism, prosody, and religious belief. The thirteen specially-commissioned chapters offer insights into the works of well-known figures such as Matthew Arnold, Robert Browning and Alfred Tennyson, and the writings of women poets - like Michael Field, Amy Levy and Augusta Webster - whose contribution to Victorian culture has in more recent years been acknowledged by modern scholars. Revealing the breadth of the Victorians' experiments with poetic form, this Companion also discloses the extent to which their writings addressed the prominent intellectual and social questions of the day. The volume, which will be of interest to scholars and students alike, features a detailed chronology of the Victorian period and a comprehensive guide to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to British Theatre, 1730-1830

Author: Jane Moody,Daniel O'Quinn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521852374

Category: Drama

Page: 285

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This is a contributory volume covering all aspects of theatre in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft

Author: Claudia L. Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521789523

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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The first collected volume to address all aspects of Wollstonecraft's momentous and tragically brief career.

The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature

Author: Gerard Carruthers,Liam McIlvanney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521189365

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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A unique introduction, guide and reference work for students and readers of Scottish literature from the pre-medieval period.

Poetic Form and British Romanticism

Author: Stuart Curran

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195060725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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This lively analysis argues that, contrary to stereotype, the Romantic poets did not reject genre; rather, they adapted traditional poetic forms to suit their own democratic, secular, and skeptical ethos--a world view recognizably modern in its dimensions.

The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction

Author: Jerrold E. Hogle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494486

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Gothic as a form of fiction-making has played a major role in Western culture since the late eighteenth century. In this volume, fourteen world-class experts on the Gothic provide thorough and revealing accounts of this haunting-to-horrifying type of fiction from the 1760s (the decade of The Castle of Otranto, the first so-called 'Gothic story') to the end of the twentieth century (an era haunted by filmed and computerized Gothic simulations). Along the way, these essays explore the connections of Gothic fictions to political and industrial revolutions, the realistic novel, the theatre, Romantic and post-Romantic poetry, nationalism and racism from Europe to America, colonized and post-colonial populations, the rise of film and other visual technologies, the struggles between 'high' and 'popular' culture, changing psychological attitudes towards human identity, gender and sexuality, and the obscure lines between life and death, sanity and madness. The volume also includes a chronology and guides to further reading.

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

Author: Derek Attridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110749494X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 314

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This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Joyce contains several revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, a fresh sense of the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyce's work and life. The contributions are informative, stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. The Companion's reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Joyce studies. This volume is designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), and will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader.

How to Study Romantic Poetry

Author: Paul O'Flinn

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333929766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

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Romantic poetry deals with the tensions, hopes and fears of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, as felt by a disparate group of men and women. How, though, do you approach a Romantic poem? What are useful ways to discuss Romantic poetry, and what if anything do the poets have in common? This completely revised and expanded second edition of How to Study Romantic Poetry shows you in accessible language how to use some of the recent developments in literary theory to think and write about Romantic poetry with confidence. The book now includes a new chapter on the work of women Romantic poets, including Mary Robinson and Elizabeth Hands.

The Cambridge Companion to Byron

Author: Drummond Bone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521786768

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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Byron's life and work have fascinated readers around the world for two hundred years, but it is the complex interaction between his art and his politics, beliefs and sexuality that has attracted so many modern critics and students. In three sections devoted to the historical, textual and literary contexts of Byron's life and times, these specially commissioned essays by a range of eminent Byron scholars provide a compelling picture of the diversity of Byron's writings. The essays cover topics such as Byron's interest in the East, his relationship to the publishing world, his attitudes to gender, his use of Shakespeare and eighteenth-century literature, and his acute fit in a post-modernist world. This 2004 Companion provides an invaluable resource for students and scholars, including a chronology and a guide to further reading.