Romanticism/Judaica: A Convergence of Cultures by Sheila A. Spector

By Sheila A. Spector

The twelve essays in Romanticism/Judaica discover the 4 significant cultural strands that experience converged from the French Revolution to the current. the 1st part, Nationalism and Diasporeanism, comprises essays at the diasporean mentality of the Romantics, Byron's angle in the direction of nationalism, and varnish immigrant Hyman Hurwitz's try to achieve recognition one of the British through having Coleridge translate his Hebrew elegy for Princess Charlotte. Essays of the second one part, faith and Anti-Semitism, take care of the complexities of Jewish/Christian family members within the Romantic interval. particularly, they talk about thinker Solomon Maimon's loss of reaction to Kant's anti-Semitism, novelist Maria Polack's use of Christian subject material to strive against anti-Semitism, and short-story author Grace Aguilar's incorporation of the British Bible-centered Evangelical tradition, besides numerous strands of British Romanticism. within the 3rd part, Individualism and Assimilationism, essays ponder alternative ways the Jews have been assimilated into the dominant tradition, in particular during the theater, activities and and post-Enlightenment philosophy. ultimately, the amount concludes with feedback and mirrored image: a revaluation of past scholarship on Anglo-Jewish literature; the institution of Harold Fisch's covenantal hermeneutics as a version for interpreting Keats; and an research of Lionel Trilling, M. H. Abrams, Harold Bloom and Geoffrey Hartman when it comes to their Jewish origins, suggesting the extra implications for Romanticism as a field.

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Popular Medievalism in Romantic-Era Britain by C. Simmons

By C. Simmons

during the attention of canonical authors reminiscent of Blake, Scott, and Wordsworth and of lesser-studied works comparable to radical press writings and renowned drama, this research explores the innovative allure of the social buildings and literary sorts of the center a long time, and the way they raised expertise of Britain's culture of freedom.

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Gothic in Comics and Graphic Novels: A Critical Approach by Julia Round

By Julia Round

This publication explores the connections among comics and Gothic from 4 varied angles: ancient, formal, cultural and textual. It identifies constructions, types and topics drawn from literary gothic traditions and discusses their presence in British and American comics this day, with specific awareness to the DC Vertigo imprint.
half One bargains an historic method of British and American comics and Gothic, summarizing the improvement of either their inventive content material and demanding types, and discussing censorship, allusion and self-awareness. half brings jointly a number of the gothic narrative recommendations of comics and reinterprets serious ways to the comics medium, arguing for an holistic version established round the symbols of the crypt, the spectre and the archive. half 3 then combines cultural and textual research, discussing the groups that experience equipped up round comics and gothic artifacts and concluding with case experiences of 2 of the main recognized gothic archetypes in comics: the vampire and the zombie.

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Literature and the Growth of British Nationalism: The by Francesco Crocco

By Francesco Crocco

This ebook explores how British Romantic poetry—the writing, interpreting, and demanding reception of it—reinforced British nationalism within the nineteenth century, ripening the political strategies of nationhood that begun with the 1st Act of Union in 1707. utilizing archival examine on literary collections, feedback and reports, this learn files the increase of bardic feedback within the 18th century, a method of literary feedback that reinvented the vernacular poet as a countrywide bard and tested a countrywide position for poetry. inside this context, this ebook deals a brand new analyzing of significant works via Romantic poets from Wordsworth and Coleridge to Felicia Hemans and Anna Letitia Barbauld, illuminating the methods they corroborated the general public photo of poets as bona fide nationwide bards and complicated British nationalism, even if they deliberately got down to oppose or reform the politics of state.

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William Cobbett, Romanticism and the Enlightenment: Contexts by James Grande,John Stevenson

By James Grande,John Stevenson

Cobbett was once one of many maximum newshounds of his day. Following a occupation within the British military he begun writing because the loyalist 'Peter Porcupine' within the usa, protecting all issues British opposed to the French Revolution and its supporters. this can be the 1st assortment on Cobbett and includes essays via students from a number of disciplines.

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Orlando Furioso (Oxford World's Classics) by Ludovico Ariosto,Guido Waldman

By Ludovico Ariosto,Guido Waldman

`I sing of knights and women, of affection and fingers, of courtly chivalry, of brave deeds.' So starts Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532), the fruits of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France. it's a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a becoming monument to the courtroom society of the Italian Renaissance which gave them start. This unabridged prose translation faithfully captures the narrative complete and
is a kaleidoscope of scenes and feelings of truth and fantasy.

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Tracing War in British Enlightenment and Romantic Culture by Gillian Russell,Neil Ramsey

By Gillian Russell,Neil Ramsey

This quantity argues for the long-lasting and pervasive importance of warfare within the formation of British Enlightenment and Romantic tradition. exhibiting how struggle throws into query traditional disciplinary parameters and periodization, essays within the assortment contemplate how struggle shapes tradition via its a number of, divergent, and efficient traces.

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A Companion to Romantic Poetry (Blackwell Companions to by Charles Mahoney

By Charles Mahoney

via a sequence of 34 essays through major and rising students, A better half to Romantic Poetry unearths the wealthy variety of Romantic poetry and indicates why it maintains to carry this sort of important and crucial position within the background of English literature.

  • Breaking loose from the limits of the traditionally-studied authors, the gathering takes a revitalized method of the sphere and brings jointly essentially the most fascinating paintings being performed at the moment time
  • Emphasizes poetic shape and approach instead of a biographical approach
  • Features essays on construction and distribution and the various colleges and routine of Romantic Poetry
  • Introduces modern contexts and views, in addition to the problems and debates that proceed to force scholarship within the field
  • Presents the main complete and compelling number of essays on British Romantic poetry presently available

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Power and Legitimacy: Law, Culture, and Literature by Anne Quéma

By Anne Quéma

An interdisciplinary research of the ways that symbolic acts create social norms, Power and Legitimacy is a crucial contribution to the transforming into physique of scholarship on legislation and literature. Drawing at the theoretical insights of Judith Butler and Pierre Bourdieu, Anne Quéma demonstrates the impact of symbolic violence at the construction of social and political legitimacy.

Examining sleek jurisprudence concept, statutory legislations, and the family members in the smooth Gothic novel, Quéma indicates how the varieties and results of political energy remodel as one shifts from discourse to discourse. a magnificent integration of the scholarship in those 3 fields, Power and Legitimacy is a thought-provoking research of the root of strength and the law.

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Romanticism and Visuality: Fragments, History, Spectacle by Sophie Thomas

By Sophie Thomas

This e-book investigates the effective crosscurrents among visible tradition and literary texts within the Romantic interval, concentrating on the development and manipulation of the visible, the effect of latest visible media at the literary and ancient mind's eye, and on fragments and ruins as occupying the transferring border among the obvious and the invisible. It examines a vast choice of cases that mirror debates over how seeing should still itself be seen: circumstances, from Daguerre's Diorama, to the staging of Coleridge's play regret, to the determine of the Medusa in Shelley's poetry and on the Phantasmagoria, within which the very act of seeing is represented or dramatized. In reconsidering literary engagements with the increasing field of regard, this examine argues that the preferred tradition of Regency Britain mirrored not only emergent and hugely capitalized sorts of mass leisure, but in addition a full of life curiosity within the aesthetic and conceptual dimensions of having a look. what's typically considered the Romantic resistance to the obvious offers method to a generative fascination with the visible and its imaginative--even spectacular--possibilities.

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