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Title Romanticism and form / edited by Alan Rawes
Published Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 231 pages) : illustrations
Contents Romantic indirection / Paul M. Curtis --'Conscript fathers and shuffling recruits' : formal self-awareness in romantic poetry / Michael O'Neill -- Romantic invocation : a form of impossibility / Gavin Hopps -- 'Ruinous perfection' : reading authors and writing readers in romantic fragments / Mark Sandy -- Combinatoric form in nineteenth-century satiric prints / Steven E. Jones -- Romantic form and new historicism : Wordsworth's 'Lines written a few miles above Tintern Abbey' / Alan Rawes -- Southey's forms of experiment / Nicola Trott -- Believing in form and forms of belief : the case of Robert Southey / Bernard Beatty -- The seductions of form in the poetry of Ann Batten Cristall and Charlotte Smith / Jacqueline M. Labbe -- 'Seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoyed it completely' : Byron's poetry, Austen's prose and forms of narrative irony / Caroline Franklin -- 'What constitutes a reader?' : Don Juan and the changing reception of romantic form / Jane Stabler [and others] -- Afterword : Romanticism's forms / Susan J. Wolfson
Summary The study of form has enjoyed a considerable revival in Romantic Studies since the later 1990s, after being marginalised for the two previous decades by deconstruction and new historicism. Romanticism and Form brings together leading scholars of Romanticism and relative newcomers to offer a snapshot of what and where the revival of formalism in Romantic Studies is up to. The essays, all published here for the first time, offer new analyses of canonical texts by Wordsworth, Austen, Byron and P.B. Shelley, explorations of under-explored areas of Romantic-period culture, contextualisations of Romantic forms and formal practices in relation to war, nationalism, propaganda, empire and urbanisation, reassessments and rehabilitations of neglected and marginalised writers (including Thomas Lovell Beddoes, Felicia Hemans, John Clare, Ann Cristall, Charlotte Smith and Robert Southey), and new explorations of the relationship between form and reader. The volume showcases a range of new approaches to form that are distanced from New Criticism but informed by deconstruction, new historicism, feminism, theology and new technologies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index
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Subject English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English poetry -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literary form -- History -- 18th century.
Literary form -- History -- 19th century.
Poetry -- Authorship -- History -- 18th century.
Poetry -- Authorship -- History -- 19th century.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Rawes, Alan.
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ISBN 023020614X