A Companion to European Romanticism / Edition 1

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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 referencelibrary and is likely to be frequently consulted."
Reference Reviews

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

British Assocation For Romantic Studies BulletinReview

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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.

Introduction (Michael Ferber).

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

2. Shakespeare and European Romanticism (Heike Grundmann).

3. Scottish Romanticism and Scotland in Romanticism (FionaStafford).

4. Byron's Influence on European Romanticism (PeterCochran).

5. The Infinite Imagination: Early Romanticism in Germany (SusanBernofsky).

6. From Autonomous Subjects to Self-Regulating Structures:Rationality and Development in German Idealism (Thomas Pfau).

7. German Romantic Fiction (Roger Paulin).

8. The Romantic Fairy Tale (Kari Lokke).

9. German Romantic Drama (Frederick Burwick).

10. Early French Romanticism (Fabienne Moore).

11. The Poetry of Loss: Lamartine, Musset, and Nerval (JonathanStrauss).

12. Victor Hugo's Poetry (E. H. and A. M. Blackmore).

13. French Romantic Drama (Barbara T. Cooper).

14. Romantic Poetics in an Italian Context (Piero Garofalo).

15. Ugo Foscolo and Giacomo Leopardi: Italy's ClassicalRomantics (Margaret Brose).

16. Spanish Romanticism (Derek Flitter).

17. Pushkin and Romanticism (Michael Basker).

18. Lermontov: Romanticism on the Brink of Realism (RobertReid).

19. Adam Mickiewicz and the Shape of Polish Romanticism (RomanKoropeckyj).

20. The Revival of the Ode (John Hamilton).

21. "Unfinish'd Sentences": The Romantic Fragment (ElizabethWanning Harries).

22. Romantic Irony (Jocelyne Kolb).

23. Sacrality and the Aesthetic in the Early Nineteenth Century(Virgil Nemoianu).

24. Nature (James C. McKusick).

25. Romanticism and Capitalism (Robert Sayre and MichaelLöwy).

26. Napoleon and European Romanticism (Simon Bainbridge).

27. Orientalism (Diego Saglia).

28. A Continent of Corinnes: The Romantic Poetess and theDiffusion of Liberal Culture in Europe, 1815-50 (PatrickVincent).

29. Lighting Up Night (Lilian R. Furst).

30. Romantic Opera (Benjamin Walton).

31. At Home with German Romantic Song (James Parsons).

32. The Romantic System of the Arts (Michael Ferber).


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