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A collection of 23 essays from an international conference sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and held in 1992, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Percy Bysshe Shelley, to consider aspects of his art and thought. The essays are grouped in four sections: cultural and political contexts; political engagements; Shelley and other cultures; and Shelley and contemporary thought. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801851766
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1995
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.97 (w) x 8.93 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Contributors
1 Shelley and the Human Condition 3
2 Eternity and the Ruins of Time: Shelley and the Construction of Cultural History 14
3 Literary Art and Political Justice: Shelley, Godwin, and Mary Hays 30
4 Shelley and the Constitution of Political Authority 39
5 Shelley and the Ideology of the Nation: The Authority of the Poet 49
6 Unacknowledged Legislation: The Genre and Function of Shelley's "Ode to Naples" 63
7 From Avant-Garde to Vanguardism: The Shelleys' Romantic Feminism in Laon and Cythna and Frankenstein 73
8 The Transgressive Double Standard: Shelleyan Utopianism and Feminist Social History 88
9 Shelley Left and Right: The Rhetorics of the Early Textual Editions 105
10 Shelley and the Chartists 114
11 "The Name of Freedom": A Hermeneutic Reading of Hellas 129
12 Shelley's Impact on Italian Literature 144
13 Shelley and the Empire in the East 158
14 Shelley's India: Territory and Text, Some Problems of Decolonization 169
15 Shelley's Humane Concern and the Demise of Apartheid 179
16 Shelley's Satire of Succession and Brecht's Anatomy of Regression: "The Mask of Anarchy" and Der anachronistische Zug oder Freiheit und Democracy 193
17 Shelley's "Socialism" Revisited 201
18 Shelley in Posterity 215
19 Shelley's Ineffable Quotidian 224
20 "The Empire of Man": Shelley and Ecology 232
21 Promethean Narrative: Overdetermined Form in Shelley's Gothic Fiction 240
22 Prometheus Unbound and the Postmodern Political Dilemma 253
23 All Shapes of Light: The Quantum Mechanical Shelley 263
Notes 275
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