The contributors focus their attention on such poets as Felicia Hemans, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Charlotte Smith, Anna Barbauld, Mary Lamb, and Fanny Kemble and argue for a significant rethinking of Romanticism as an intellectual and cultural phenomenon. Grounding their consideration of the poets in cultural, social, intellectual, and aesthetic concerns, the authors contest the received wisdom about Romantic poetry, its authors, its themes, and its audiences. Some of the essays examine the ways in which many of the poets sought to establish stable positions and identities for themselves, while others address the changing nature over time of the reputations of these women poets.
|Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Stephen C. Behrendt, George Holmes Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, is author of Royal Mourning and Regency Culture.