European Romanticism

European Romanticism

By: Stephen Prickett (editor)Hardback

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Cultural diversity was an essential Romantic value. Previous English-language anthologies have tended to see Romanticism as predominantly British, even though the term 'Romanticism' actually originated in Germany, where it became the banner of a Europe-wide movement involving the profound intellectual and aesthetic changes which we now associate with modernity. This anthology is the first to place British Romanticism in a European context, showing how ideas and writers interconnected across national and linguistic boundaries. It aims to offer a new intellectual map of Romanticism, including key texts in both English and their original language, arranged by major themes: Art & Aesthetics; The Self; History; Language; Hermeneutics & Theology; Nature; The Exotic; Science. While focusing on the manifestations of European romanticism, the inclusion of essays on the North American and Japanese reception means that Romanticism can be seen ultimately as a global phenomenon, influencing a surprising number of the ways in which the modern world sees itself.

About Author

Stephen Prickett is Regius Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Glasgow and Honorary Professor at the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK. He has previously held positions at Duke University, Baylor University, the Australian National University in Canberra, Smith College, Massachusetts, The University of Minnesota, Aarhus University, Denmark, and the National University of Singapore. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities, former Chairman of the UK Higher Education Foundation, former President of the European Society for the Study of Literature and Theology and President of the George MacDonald Society.


PART 1: CONTEXTS; General Introduction: Stephen Prickett; Introduction to British Romanticism: Simon Haines (National University of Singapore) & Christopher Strathman (Case Western Reserve University, USA); Introduction to Czech Romanticism: Martin Prochazka (Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic); Introduction to Danish Romanticism: Marie-Louise Svane (Copenhagen University, Denmark); Introduction to French Romanticism: Gerard Gengembre (University of Caen, France); Introduction to German Romanticism: Nicholas Saul (University of Durham, UK); Introduction to Hungarian Romanticism: Laszlo Gyapay (University of Miskolc, Hungary); Introduction to Italian Romanticism: Anne O'Connor (National University of Ireland, Galway, RI); Introduction to Norwegian Romanticism: Gudleiv Bo (University of Oslo, Norway); Introduction to Polish Romanticism: Miroslawa Modrzewska (University of Gdansk, Poland); Introduction to Portuguese Romanticism: Carlos Leone; Introduction to Romanian Romanticism: Mihaelea Irimea (University of Bucharest, Rumania); Introduction to Russian Romanticism: Dmitri Usenco; Introduction to Spanish Romanticism: Richard Cardwell (University of Nottingham, UK); Introduction to Swedish and Finnish Romanticism: Hakon Moller (University of Helsinki, Finland); The impact of European Romanticism in Japan, Ayumi Mizukoshi (Teikyo University, Japan); The impact of European Romanticism in North America, Christopher Strathman (Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA); PART 2: TEXTS; I. AESTHETICS AND POETICS; II. THE SELF; III. HISTORY AND POLITICS; IV. LANGUAGE AND INTERPRETATION; V. MYTH, RELIGION, AND THE SUPERNATURAL; VI. NATURE; VII. THE EXOTIC; VIII. SCIENCE.

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  • ISBN13: 9781441117649
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 992
  • ID: 9781441117649
  • ISBN10: 1441117644

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