The Handbook to Romanticism Studies is an accessible and indispensible resource providing students and scholars with a rich array of historical and up-to-date critical and theoretical contexts for the study of Romanticism.
Focuses on British Romanticism while also addressing continental and transatlantic Romanticism and earlier periods
Utilizes keywords such as imagination, sublime, poetics, philosophy, race, historiography, and visual culture as points of access to the study of Romanticism and the theoretical concerns and the culture of the period
Explores topics central to Romanticism studies and the critical trends of the last thirty years
Joel Faflak is Associate Professor of English and Theory at the University of Western Ontario. He is author of Romantic Psychoanalysis: The Burden of the Mystery (2007), co-author of Revelation and Knowledge (2011) and editor of Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche of Romanticism (2005). Julia M. Wright is Canada Research Chair in European Studies at Dalhousie University. She is the author of Blake, Nationalism and the Politics of Alienation (2004) and Ireland, India, and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2007) and the editor of Irish Literature 1750-1900: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and the 2-volume A Companion to Irish Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).
Acknowledgments vii Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1 Joel Faflak and Julia M. Wright Part 1: Aesthetics and Media 17 1 Imagination 19 Richard C. Sha 2 Sensibility 37 Julie Ellison 3 Sublime 55 Anne Janowitz 4 Periodicals 69 Kristin Flieger Samuelian and Mark Schoenfield 5 Visual Culture 87 Sophie Thomas Part 2: Theories of Literature 105 6 Author 107 Elizabeth A. Fay 7 Reader 125 Stephen C. Behrendt 8 Poetics 143 Jacqueline Labbe 9 Narrative 159 Jillian Heydt-Stevenson 10 Drama 177 David Worrall 11 Gothic 195 Jerrold E. Hogle 12 Satire 213 Steven E. Jones Part 3: Ideologies and Institutions 225 13 Historiography 227 Ted Underwood 14 Ideology 245 Orrin N. C. Wang 15 Nation and Empire 259 Julia M. Wright 16 Class 277 Michael Scrivener 17 Race 289 Peter J. Kitson 18 Gender and Sexuality 307 Kari Lokke Part 4: Disciplinary Intersections 325 19 Philosophy 327 Marc Redfield 20 Religion 339 Michael Tomko 21 Science 357 Theresa M. Kelley 22 Medicine 375 James Robert Allard 23 Psychology 391 Joel Faflak Index 409