Romanticism: Comparative Discourses

Romanticism: Comparative Discourses

by Larry H. Peer
     
 

The volume is organized into three sections: Language and Romantic Discourse Systems; Women Writers and Romantic Constructions of Power; and Varieties of Revisionist Discourse in Romanticism. Each section features individual essays providing critical re-readings of nine Romantic texts and four Romantic topoi. Whether writing on Charlotte Smith's The Old Manor House or… See more details below

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The volume is organized into three sections: Language and Romantic Discourse Systems; Women Writers and Romantic Constructions of Power; and Varieties of Revisionist Discourse in Romanticism. Each section features individual essays providing critical re-readings of nine Romantic texts and four Romantic topoi. Whether writing on Charlotte Smith's The Old Manor House or Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey, on rescue operas or criminal drama, the contributors, who include Marjean Purinton, Kari Lokke, Rodney Farnsworth, and Jeffrey Cass, expand our understanding of Romantic modes of argumentation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754653745
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/30/2006
Series:
Nineteenth Century Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Prolegomenon to the study of romanticism 's comparative discourses1
2Gothic opera as romantic discourse in Britain and France : a cross-cultural dialogue11
3Pursuing the plerotic sublime : romantic poetry and the failure of language35
4Half-asleep on thresholds : fragile boundaries in Coleridge's "fears in solitude"55
5Romantic drama and the discourse of criminality73
6Towards constructing a "poetics of space" for the sentimental novel : a topo-analysis of Charlotte Smith's The old manor house87
7The second soul-less sex? : Mary Wollstonecraft and the "Mahometan"99
8Ithuriel's spear and detecting the counterfeit : Edgeworth's Miltonic allusions in Belinda117
9Parting songs : Hemans, Landon, and Barret Browning rewrite Friederike Brun131
10The discourse of religious Bildung in Anne Bronte's Agnes Grey143
11Readerly agency and the discourse of history in The antiquary155
12Reading beyond body, cane, and crosier : Talleyrand as romantic discourse165
13Byron and Manfred : epistolary journal into dramatic poem181
14The romantic artist on the couch : a Freudian approach to Wackenroder's musician, Berlinger191

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