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A concise companion to the Romantic age /
edited by Jon Klancher.
imprint
Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
description
xi, 300 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0631233555 (alk. paper), 9780631233558 (alk. paper)
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Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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0631233555 (alk. paper)
9780631233558 (alk. paper)
contents note
Transfiguring God : religion, revolution, Romanticism / Robert M. Maniquis -- Romanticism and empire / Saree Makdisi -- Associations respect[ing] the past : Enlightenment and Romantic historicism / Anthony Jarrells -- Nationalisms in Romantic Britain and Ireland : culture, politics, and the global / Miranda Burgess -- With an industry incredible : politics, writing, and the public sphere / Paul Keen -- Romantic justice : law, literature, and individuality / Mark Schoenfield -- Natural history in the Romantic period / Noah Heringman -- Romantic sciences : British and continental thresholds / Frederick Burwick -- Consumer culture : getting and spending in the Romantic Age / Nicholas Mason -- The Romantic-era book trade / Lee Erickson -- Visual pleasures, visionary states : art, entertainment, and the nation / Gillen D'Arcy Wood -- What's at stake? Kantian aesthetics, Romantic and modern poetics, sociopolitical commitment / Robert Kaufman.
catalogue key
6926446
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-11-01:
That the 12 essays Klancher (Carnegie Mellon Univ.) presents, half of them by younger scholars, do not agree about the nature of the Romantic "era" (or "period," or "movement")--when (and if) it began and when (or whether) it ended--is fitting. Only one essay raises (hesitantly) the old high-philosophic notion of a distinctively Romantic "aesthetic." And the book does not make literature the center of attention. Instead, it provides lively summaries of current concerns about late-18th- and early-19th-century British culture, treating new developments in theology, history, law, empire, consumerism, natural history and "science," the book trade, and (in an especially good essay by Gillen Wood) the visual arts. Though unusually well (and often quotably) written for collections of this type, the volume is best suited to specialists, who will find plenty of usable nuggets here. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Ambitious upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers. D. L. Patey Smith College
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"Though unusually well (and often quotably) written for collections of this type, the volume is best suited to specialists, who will find plenty of usable nuggets here." ( CHOICE, 2009)
"Though unusually well (and often quotably) written for collections of this type, the volume is best suited to specialists, who will find plenty of usable nuggets here." (CHOICE, 2009)
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Summaries
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A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age provides new perspectives on the relationships between literature and culture in Britain from 1780 to 1830 Provides original essays from a variety of multi-disciplinary scholars on the Romantic era Includes fresh insights into such topics as religious controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the relationship of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics Ranges across the Romantic era's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres
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A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age explores the diverse issues and debates of the Romantic era, treating it both aesthetically and as a transformational historical epoch that ushered in Britain's modern industrialized society. In a series of original, multi-disciplinary essays from scholarly experts, the text explores the full range of the Romantic period's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres - from poetry, drama, and the novel, to periodical writing, literary criticism, painting and panoramas. These richly-varied, innovative contributions provide fresh new critical insights into the era's religious controversy and politics, natural history and the "second scientific revolution", empire and nationalism, the relationship between Romanticism to modernist aesthetics, and more. Compelling and scholarly, A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age enhances our understanding of the Romantics' imaginative and emotional responses to the conflicting forces of change that swept through Britain during this brief but crucially important literary and cultural era.
Back Cover Copy
A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age explores the diverse issues and debates of the Romantic era, treating it both aesthetically and as a transformational historical epoch that ushered in Britain's modern industrialized society.In a series of original, multi-disciplinary essays from scholarly experts, the text explores the full range of the Romantic period's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres - from poetry, drama, and the novel, to periodical writing, literary criticism, painting and panoramas. These richly-varied, innovative contributions provide fresh new critical insights into the era's religious controversy and politics, natural history and the "second scientific revolution", empire and nationalism, the relationship between Romanticism to modernist aesthetics, and more. Compelling and scholarly, A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age enhances our understanding of the Romantics' imaginative and emotional responses to the conflicting forces of change that swept through Britain during this brief but crucially important literary and cultural era.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. vii
Notes of Contributorsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Transfiguring God: Religion, Revolution, Romanticismp. 14
Romanticism and Empirep. 36
ôAssociations Respect[ing] the Pastö: Enlightenment and Romantic Historicismp. 57
Nationalisms in Romantic Britain and Ireland: Culture, Politics, and the Globalp. 77
ôWith an Industry Incredibleö: Politics, Writing, and the Public Spherep. 99
Romantic Justice: Law, Literature, and Individualityp. 119
Natural History in the Romantic Periodp. 141
Romantic Sciences: British and Continental Thresholdsp. 168
Consumer Culture: Getting and Spending in the Romantic Agep. 189
The Romantic-Era Book Tradep. 212
Visual Pleasures, Visionary States: Art, Entertainment, and the Nationp. 232
WhatÆs at Stake? Kantian Aesthetics, Romantic and Modern Poetics, Sociopolitical Commitmentp. 257
Indexp. 283
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