The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style

The Poetics of Sensibility: A Revolution in Literary Style

by Jerome J. McGann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198184786

ISBN-13: 9780198184782

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Jerome McGann's exciting new work represents the most significant intervention in Romantic studies since his The Romantic Ideology. It takes as its prime aim the reading of neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of sensibility or poetry of sentiment. It is certain to provoke discussion among anyone interested in the hundred years

Overview

Jerome McGann's exciting new work represents the most significant intervention in Romantic studies since his The Romantic Ideology. It takes as its prime aim the reading of neglected poetry, principally by women, which qualifies as either poetry of sensibility or poetry of sentiment. It is certain to provoke discussion among anyone interested in the hundred years of poetry it considers. Writers discussed include: Ann Batten Cristall, Benardin, Coleridge, Erasmus Darwin, Thomas Gray, Francis Greville, Felicia Hemans, William Jones, Keats, Ossian, Mary Robinson, Schiller, Shelley, Wordsworth, and Ann Yearsley. This newest work by the preeminent critic of Romantic poetry will attract students and scholars of English literature and Women's Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198184782
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Part I: Roads of Excess
1. A Disordering of the Senses
2. Coleridge's 'Eolian Harp' and the Motion of Thought
3. Thomas Gray's 'Thoughts, that breathe, and words that burn'
4. Ossian as a Poetry of Knowledge
Part II: 'Sensate Hearts': The Poetry of Sensibility
5. Learning by Doing: The Example of 'The Amourous Lady'
6. Frances Greville's 'A Prayer for Indifference'
7. Ann Yearsley's 'Remonstrance in the Platonic Shade, Flourishing on an Height'
8. Motherhood and the Self Unknown
9. The Literal World of the English Della Cruscans
10. Mary Robinson and the Myth of Sappho
Part III: The 'Feeling Mind' of Sentimental Poetry
11. Sentimental Grounds: Schiller, Wordsworth, Bernardin, Shelley, Keats
12. Enlightened Minds: Sir William Jones and Erasmus Darwin
13. Sentimentalism as Consumption and Exchange
14. Waking from Adam's Dream: L.E.L.'s Art of Disillusion
15. The Loss of Sentimental Poetry
16. Literary History, Romanticism, and Felicia Hemans: A Conversation between A. Mack, J. J. Rome, and G. Mannejc
Conclusion: Starting from Death: The Poetry of Ann Batten Cristall
Bibliography
Index

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