New Essays on John Clare: Poetry, Culture and Community

New Essays on John Clare: Poetry, Culture and Community


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ISBN-13: 9781107031111
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/29/2015
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Simon K�vesi is Professor of English Literature at Oxford Brookes University. He edited two prefatory collections of Clare's poetry - Love Poems (1999) and Flower Poems (2001) �and with John Goodridge was co-editor of John Clare: New Approaches (2000). His study of the contemporary Glaswegian writer, James Kelman (2007), was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish First Book of the Year Award in 2008. He is editor of the John Clare Society Journal and has published essays on Clare, ecology, copyright, editing and Romantic literary culture. His study of Clare, John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History, is forthcoming.

Scott McEathron is Associate Professor of English at Southern Illinois University. He has written extensively on the relationship between labouring-class poetry and canonical Romanticism, and, more recently, has published a series of essays on Romantic-era painters and paintings connected with Lamb, Hazlitt, and Keats. He is the editor of English Labouring-Class Poetry, 1800�830 (2006) and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles: A Sourcebook (2005). His current projects include work on the nineteenth-century labouring-class elegy and on the treatment of labouring-class poets by the Royal Literary Fund.

Table of Contents

Introduction Simon Kövesi and Scott McEathron; Part I. Poetry: 1. John Clare's colours Fiona Stafford; 2. John Clare, William Cowper and the eighteenth century Adam Rounce; 3. John Clare's conspiracy Sarah M. Zimmerman; Part II. Culture: 4. John Clare and the new varieties of enclosure: a polemic John Burnside; 5. Ecology with religion: kinship in John Clare Emma Mason; 6. The lives of Frederick Martin and the first Life of John Clare Scott McEathron; 7. John Clare's deaths: poverty, education, and poetry Simon Kövesi; Part III. Community: 8. John Clare's natural history Robert Heyes; 9. 'This is radical slang': John Clare, Admiral Lord John Radstock and the Queen Caroline affair Sam Ward; 10. John Clare and the London Magazine Richard Cronin.

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