Romanticism: An Oxford Guide / Edition 1

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This uniquely comprehensive and wide-ranging guide to Romantic literature presents forty-six newly commissioned chapters from an international team of contributors, both long-established scholars and cutting-edge academics. It combines an introduction to the literary and historical contexts of Romanticism with material on critical and theoretical approaches and detailed readings of Romantic texts. The volume is divided into four parts: "Romantic Orientations," "Reading Romanticism," "Romantic Forms," and "Romantic Afterlives." The last part considers the influence of Romanticism on later writers and on contemporary culture.

"This book is a guide of the Romantic field. It includes 46 chapters offering background and contextual information with detailed readings of Romantic texts. The volume is divided into four parts - 'Romantic Orientations', 'Reading Romanticism', 'Romantic Forms' and 'Romantic Afterlives'" --Provided by publisher.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199258406
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/24/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 760
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Roe is Professor of English at the University of St Andrews. He has published extensively on Wordsworth and Coleridge and he is the author of John Keats and the Culture of Dissent (OUP, 1998).

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Romantic Orientations
1. The Historical Context, Simon Bainbridge
2. The Literary Background, Jane Stabler
3. Classical Inheritances, Bruce Graver
4. Sensibility, Adela Pinch
5. The Visual Arts and Music, Stephen Behrendt
6. Print Culture, John Barnard
7. Romanticism and Science, Timothy Fulford
8. Religion and Philosophy, Alan Gregory
9. England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Fiona Stafford
10. Europe, Christopher Bode
11. Easts, Nigel Leask
12. Americas, Susan Manning
Part 2. Reading Romanticism
13. Historicist/Marxist Approaches, Kenneth Johnston
14. Feminist Approaches, Anne Mellor
15. Ecological Approaches, Jim McKusick
16. Psychoanalytic Approaches, Andrew Roberts
17. Postcolonial Approaches, Deirdre Coleman
18. Formalist Approaches, Richard Cronin
Part 3. Romantic Forms
19. Introduction to Romantic Forms, Michael O'Neill
20. The Lyric, Paul Sheats
21. Epic, Lynda Pratt
22. The Sonnet, David Fairer
23. Narrative Poetry, Peter Vassallo
24. The Novel, Corinna Russell
25. Satire, Steven Jones
26. Drama, Judith Pascoe
27. Essays, Newspapers and Magazines, Will Christie
28. Biography and Autobiography, Anthony Harding
29. Romance, Greg Kucich
30. Gothic, Nicola Trott
31. Fragments, Sophie Thomas
32. Forgeries, Debbie Lee
33. Non-Fictional Prose, John Whale
34. Travel Writing, Carl Thompson
35. Letters, Diaries and Journals, Nichola Deane
Part 4. Romantic Afterlives
36. Literary Criticism and Theory, Seamus Perry
37. The Poetic Tradition, Charles Rzepka
38. The Novel, Michael Herbert
39. Film, Jerrold Hogle
40. Romantic Afterlives and Legacies in the Theatre, Julie Carlson
41. Idea of the Author, Andrew Bennett
42. Modernism and Postmodernity, Edward Larrissy
43. Politics, Peter Kitson
44. Science, Marilyn Gaull
45. Environmentalism, Timothy Morton
46. Romanticism in the Electronic Age, David Miall

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