A Companion to European Romanticism / Edition 1

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Overview

This companion is the first book of its kind to focus on the whole of European Romanticism.

  • Describes the way in which the Romantic Movement swept across Europe 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 as orientalism, Napoleon, night, nature, and the prestige of the fragment.
  • Includes cross-disciplinary essays on literature and music, literature and painting, and the general system of Romantic arts.
  • Features 35 essays in all, from leading scholars in America, Australia, Britain, France, Italy, and Switzerland.
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Editorial Reviews

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" The Companion will prove to be a valuable addition to a reference library and is likely to be frequently consulted."
Reference Reviews

“To be applauded … Wholly readable and historically well-informed.”

British Assocation For Romantic Studies Bulletin Review

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Product Details

Meet the Author

Michael Ferber is Professor of English and Humanities at the University of New Hampshire. His previous publications include The Social Vision of William Blake (1985), The Poetry of William Blake (1991), The Poetry of Shelley (1993), A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (1999), and an anthology, European Romantic Poetry (2005).

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors viii

Introduction 1
Michael Ferber

1 On Pre-Romanticism or Sensibility: Defining Ambivalences 10
Inger S. B. Brodey

2 Shakespeare and European Romanticism 29
Heike Grundmann

3 Scottish Romanticism and Scotland in Romanticism 49
Fiona Stafford

4 Byron’s Influence on European Romanticism 67
Peter Cochran

5 The Infinite Imagination: Early Romanticism in Germany 86
Susan Bernofsky

6 From Autonomous Subjects to Self-regulating Structures: Rationality and Development in German Idealism 101
Thomas Pfau

7 German Romantic Fiction 123
Roger Paulin

8 The Romantic Fairy Tale 138
Kari Lokke

9 German Romantic Drama 157
Frederick Burwick

10 Early French Romanticism 172
Fabienne Moore

11 The Poetry of Loss: Lamartine, Musset, and Nerval 192
Jonathan Strauss

12 Victor Hugo’s Poetry 208
E. H. and A. M. Blackmore

13 French Romantic Drama 224
Barbara T. Cooper

14 Romantic Poetics in an Italian Context 238
Piero Garofalo

15 Ugo Foscolo and Giacomo Leopardi: Italy’s Classical Romantics 256
Margaret Brose

16 Spanish Romanticism 276
Derek Flitter

17 Pushkin and Romanticism 293
Michael Basker

18 Lermontov: Romanticism on the Brink of Realism 309
Robert Reid

19 Adam Mickiewicz and the Shape of Polish Romanticism 326
Roman Koropeckyj

20 The Revival of the Ode 345
John Hamilton

21 ‘‘Unfinish’d Sentences’’: The Romantic Fragment 360
Elizabeth Wanning Harries

22 Romantic Irony 376
Jocelyne Kolb

23 Sacrality and the Aesthetic in the Early Nineteenth Century 393
Virgil Nemoianu

24 Nature 413
James C. McKusick

25 Romanticism and Capitalism 433
Robert Sayre and Michael Löwy

26 Napoleon and European Romanticism 450
Simon Bainbridge

27 Orientalism 467
Diego Saglia

28 A Continent of Corinnes: The Romantic Poetess and the Diffusion of Liberal Culture in Europe, 1815-50 486
Patrick Vincent

29 Lighting Up Night 505
Lilian R. Furst

30 Romantic Opera 522
Benjamin Walton

31 At Home with German Romantic Song 538
James Parsons

32 The Romantic System of the Arts 552
Michael Ferber

Index 571

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