Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Aesthetics, Landscape: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics [NOOK Book]

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This book visits the Romantic legacy that was central to the development of literature and culture from the 1830s onward. Although critical accounts have examined aspects of this long history of indebtedness, this is the first study to survey both Nineteenth and Twentieth century culture.


The authors consider the changing notion of Romanticism, looking at the diversity of its writers, the applicability of the term, and the ways in which ...

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Legacies of Romanticism: Literature, Aesthetics, Landscape: Literature, Culture, Aesthetics

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Overview

This book visits the Romantic legacy that was central to the development of literature and culture from the 1830s onward. Although critical accounts have examined aspects of this long history of indebtedness, this is the first study to survey both Nineteenth and Twentieth century culture.


The authors consider the changing notion of Romanticism, looking at the diversity of its writers, the applicability of the term, and the ways in which Romanticism has been reconstituted. The chapters cover relevant historical periods and literary trends, including the Romantic Gothic, the Victorian era, and Modernism as part of a dialectical response to the Romantic legacy. Contributors also examine how Romanticism has been reconstituted within postmodern and postcolonial literature as both a reassessment of the Modernist critique and of the imperial contexts that have throughout this time-frame underpinned the Romantic legacy, bringing into focus the contemporaneity of Romanticism and its political legacy. This collection reveals the diversity and continuing relevance of the genre in new and exciting ways, offering insights into writers such as Browning, Ruskin, Pater, Wilde, Lewis, MacNeice, and Auster.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136273483
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Series: Routledge Studies in Romanticism
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 318
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Carmen Casaliggi is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Wales in Cardiff.

Paul March-Russell is Honorary Lecturer in Comparative Literature at the University of Kent, Canterbury.

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Table of Contents

List of Images Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Introduction, Carmen Casaliggi and Paul March-Russell Part I: Early to Mid-Victorian Responses (1830-1870) 1. Hazlitt as a Gateway to Nineteenth Century Ekphrasis: the Quarrel with Reynolds Revisited, Richard Read 2. Ruskin’s Visions of Keats’ Poetry: Art, History and Place, Carmen Casaliggi 3. Romantic Questions, Victorian Answers: Radical Culture and Sexual Politics in the Wollstonecraft- Shelleys and Barrett-Brownings, Porscha Fermanis 4. Burney’s Wanderers & Brontë’s Silent Revolts: The Romantic Legacy of Revolution in Mid-Victorian Women’s Writing, Muireann O’Cinneide Part II: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1870-1920) 5. Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Influence on Walter Pater, Catherine Maxwell 6. Anti-Romantic Reaction in The Picture of Dorian Gray, Luca Caddia 7. The New Pygmalions: Channelling Desire in William Hazlitt's Liber Amoris and Vernon Lee's Miss Brown, Patricia Pulham 8. Romanticism: Decayed, Renewed - 1880-1920, Ruth Robbins Part III: High and Late Modernism (1920-1960) 9. Louis MacNeice and the Struggle for Romantic Identity, Madelaine Callaghan 10. The Neo-Romantic Wyndham Lewis, Paul March-Russell 11. Neo-Romantic Visionaries: Picturing Britain in the Second World War, Stella Hockenhull 12. Literature as a Romantic Legacy, Simon Swift Part IV: Postmodernism and Postcolonialism (1960- ) 13. The Last of the Romantics? The Accidental Investigator in Postmodern Detective Fiction, Stefania Ciocia 14. Diaspora and its Romanticism(s) - The Fiction of Bharati Mukherjee and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Ellen Dengel-Janic 15. Blakean Interpenetrations of Good and Evil in Rushdie, Daniel Sanjiv Roberts 16. Present Prophesy: The Transformation of Romantic Rhetoric in Recent Prose Fiction and Literary Theory in the United States, Joseph Tabbi Conclusion

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