A Companion to Romantic Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

A Companion to Romantic Poetry (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture)

By: Charles Mahoney (editor)Hardback

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Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature. * Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time * Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach * Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry * Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field * Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available

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About Author

Charles Mahoney is Associate Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, USA. He is the author of Romantics and Renegades: The Poetics of Political Reaction (2003), the editor of Leigh Hunt, Later Literary Essays (2003), and co-editor, with Michael O'Neill, of Romantic Poetry: An Annotated Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008).


List of Illustrations viii

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction 1 Charles Mahoney

Part I Forms and Genres 7

1 Mournful Ditties and Merry Measures: Feeling and Form in the Romantic Short Lyric and Song 9 Michael O Neill

2 Archaist-Innovators: The Couplet from Churchill to Browning 25 Simon Jarvis

3 The Temptations of Tercets 44 Charles Mahoney

4 To Scorn or To Scorn not the Sonnet 62 Daniel Robinson

5 Ballad Collection and Lyric Collectives 78 Steve Newman

6 Satire, Subjectivity, and Acknowledgment 95 William Flesch

7 Stirring shades : The Romantic Ode and Its Afterlives 107 Esther Schor

8 Pastures New and Old: The Romantic Afterlife of Pastoral Elegy 123 Christopher R. Miller

9 The Romantic Georgic and the Work of Writing 140 Tim Burke

10 Shepherding Culture and the Romantic Pastoral 159 John Bugg

11 Ear and Eye: Counteracting Senses in Loco-descriptive Poetry 176 Adam Potkay

Part II Production and Distribution, Schools and Movements 195

12 Other voices speak : The Poetic Conversations of Byron and Shelley 197 Simon Bainbridge

13 The Thrush in the Theater: Keats and Hazlitt at the Surrey Institution 217 Sarah M. Zimmerman

14 Laboring-Class Poetry in the Romantic Era 234 Michael Scrivener

15 Celtic Romantic Poetry: Scotland, Ireland, Wales 251 Jane Moore

16 Anglo-Jewish Romantic Poetry 268 Karen Weisman

17 Leigh Hunt s Cockney Canon: Sociability and Subversion from Homer to Hyperion 285 Michael Tomko

18 Poetry, Conversation, Community: Annus Mirabilis, 1797 1798 302 Emily Sun

Part III Contemporary Contexts and Perspectives 319

19 Spontaneity, Immediacy, and Improvisation in Romantic Poetry 321 Angela Esterhammer

20 Celebrity, Gender, and the Death of the Poet: The Mystery of Letitia Elizabeth Landon 337 Ghislaine McDayter

21 Poetry and Illustration: Amicable strife 354 Sophie Thomas

22 Romanticism, Sport, and Late Georgian Poetry 374 John Strachan

23 The science of feelings : Wordsworth s Experimental Poetry 393 Ross Hamilton

24 Romanticism, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism 412 Laura Quinney

25 Milton and the Romantics 425 Gordon Teskey

Part IV Critical Issues and Current Debates 443

26 The feel of not to feel it, or the Pleasures of Enduring Form 445 Anne-Lise Francois

27 Romantic Poetry and Literary Theory: The Case of A slumber did my spirit seal 467 Marc Redfield

28 Strange utterance : The (Un)Natural Language of the Sublime in Wordsworth s Prelude 483 Timothy Bahti

29 The Matter of Genre in the Romantic Sublime 503 Ian Balfour

30 Sexual Politics and the Performance of Gender in Romantic Poetry 521 James Najarian

31 Blake s Jerusalem: Friendship with Albion 538 Karen Swann

32 The World without Us: Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Imagining Nature 554 Bridget Keegan

33 Ethical Supernaturalism: The Romanticism of Wordsworth, Heaney, and Lacan 572 Guinn Batten

34 The Persistence of Romanticism 589 Willard Spiegelman

Index 606

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/11/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405135542
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 640
  • ID: 9781405135542
  • weight: 1280
  • ISBN10: 1405135549

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