Literary Magazines and British Romanticism

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In this study, Mark Parker argues that magazines such as the London Magazine and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine offered an innovative and collaborative space for writers and their work—indeed, magazines became one of the preeminent literary forms of the 1820s and 1830s. Examining the dynamic relationship between literature and culture that evolved within this context, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism claims that writing in such a setting enters into a variety of alliances with other contributions and ...

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Overview

In this study, Mark Parker argues that magazines such as the London Magazine and Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine offered an innovative and collaborative space for writers and their work—indeed, magazines became one of the preeminent literary forms of the 1820s and 1830s. Examining the dynamic relationship between literature and culture that evolved within this context, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism claims that writing in such a setting enters into a variety of alliances with other contributions and with ongoing institutional concerns that give subtle inflection to its meaning.

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"...elegantly written...if the richness and complexity of this genre had to wait till now to be appreciated, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism will send its own readers back to the periodicals with renewed appreciation and enjoyment." The Wordsworth Circle
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521032025
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series , #45
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Parker is Professor of English at Randolph-Macon College (Virginia). He has published widely on Romantic literature in Studies in Romanticism, Studies in English Literature and Harvard Studies in English.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction: the study of literary magazines; 1. Ideology and editing: the political context of the Elia essays; 2. A conversation between friends: Hazlitt and the London Magazine; 3. The burial of Romanticism: the first twenty installments of 'Noctes Ambrosianae'; 4. Magazine Romanticism: the New Monthly, 1821-1825; 5. Sartor Resartus in Fraser's: toward a dialectical politics; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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