The Cambridge companion to British romanticism /

Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: Curran, Stuart.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Online Access: Online version
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This recent contribution to British Romantic studies reassesses the essential terms of the British Romantic movement in an attempt to represent the full range of conflicting forces responsible for Romantic literature. Whereas scholars of the literature of this period previously sought judicious categories to resolve the inherent instabilities of the age, the contributors to this volume emphasize the tensions and dialectical struggle in the British Romantic period. The 11 original essays provide readers with a new understanding of such subjects as Romantic theory, the relationship between Romanticism and Enlightenment, the impact of the French Revolution on British Romantic literature, German Romantic Idealism, Romanticism and language, the Romantic review, Romantic Hellenism, Romantic women writers, Romantic fiction, Romantic poetry, and the sister arts. In each of these essays, the preoccupation with process and dialectics provides the focus, contributing to an overall sense of unity. In spite of its obvious affinity with contemporary theory, this volume makes a significant contribution to British Romantic studies and will interest graduate students and scholars of the period. M. S. Johnston; Mankato State University

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