Recent Perspectives on European Romanticism

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The essays of this volume were first presented at a meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism, of which Peer is the director. There is no mention of where or when the conference was held, nor, unfortunately, are the affiliations of the 11 contributors listed. Topics include literary representations of Salomé, Wordsworth's The Prelude, Byron's Manfred, Thomas Mann's depiction of Dante, Emerson on the subject of patience, and Joanna Baillie's Witchcraft. Peer teaches education and comparative ...
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Overview

The essays of this volume were first presented at a meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism, of which Peer is the director. There is no mention of where or when the conference was held, nor, unfortunately, are the affiliations of the 11 contributors listed. Topics include literary representations of Salomé, Wordsworth's The Prelude, Byron's Manfred, Thomas Mann's depiction of Dante, Emerson on the subject of patience, and Joanna Baillie's Witchcraft. Peer teaches education and comparative literature at Brigham Young U. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Romanticism and Emotion 5
A Reading of the Emotions of Salome 7
"The Happy Few": Notes on Romanticism and the Aristocracy of Consciousness 33
Socialized and Medicalized Hysteria in Joanna Baillie's Witchcraft 47
Emerson on Patience 69
Romanticism and Individualism 91
Wordsworth's The Prelude and Self-Defining Memories 93
Mrs. Baillie's Testicles: Byron's Revision of De Monfort in Manfred 105
Romanticism and the Cultural (Dis)Enfranchisement of the Individual in Wide Sargasso Sea 135
"Adjectives of Mystery and Splendor": Byron and Romantic Religiosity 145
Romantic Continuities 167
Bada Shanren: Traditional Iconoclast and Riddler of the Past 169
Read, Written, and Re-lived: Magda von Hattingberg's Readings of Rilke as Romantic Discourse 193
Thomas Mann's Dante and Weimar Humanism 215
Index 241
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