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The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry

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An engaging collection of new essays covering Romantic poetry, its historical and literary contexts, its forms, and its enduring appeal.
The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry
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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.
James Chandler is Director of the Franke Institute of the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Maureen N. McLane is Lecturer in the Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University.
Introduction: the companionable forms of Romantic poetry James Chandler and Maureen N. McLane; 1. The living pantheon of poets in 1820: pantheon or canon? Jeffrey N. Cox; 2. Romantic poetry and antiquity Nick Groom; 3. Romantic meter and form Susan Stewart; 4. Romantic poetry and the standardisation of English Andrew Elfenbein; 5. Thinking in verse Simon Jarvis; 6. Romantic poetry and the romantic novel Ann Wierda Rowland; 7. Wordsworth's Great Ode: Romanticism and the progress of poetry James Chandler; 8. Romantic poetry, sexuality, gender Adriana Craciun; 9. Poetry peripheries and empire Tim Fulford; 10. Romantic poetry and the science of nostalgia Kevis Goodman; 11. Rethinking Romantic poetry and history: lyric resistance, lyric seduction William Keach; 12. The medium of Romantic poetry Celeste Langan and Maureen N. McLane; 13. Romantic poets and contemporary poetry Andrew Bennett; Index.
'The Cambridge Companion series has been a very successful venture, presenting readers with handy, up-to-date collections of specially commissioned essays by leading scholars on a wide range of authors and topics.' Australian Book Review
Pages
303
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0521680832
ISBN-13
9780521680837
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
821.709
Year
2008
Publication Date
2008-11-30
Author
Maureen N. McLane
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
1st
Edited by
James K. Chandler
Short Title
CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO BRITISH
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Series
Cambridge Companions to Literature (Hardcover)
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