James Hogg and British Romanticism: A Kaleidoscopic Art

James Hogg and British Romanticism: A Kaleidoscopic Art

By: Meiko O'Halloran (author)Hardback

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This study argues for Hogg's centrality to British Romanticism, resituating his work in relation to many of his more famous Romantic contemporaries. Hogg creates a unique literary style which, the author argues, is best described as 'kaleidoscopic' in view of its similarities with David Brewster's kaleidoscope, invented in 1816.

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Meiko O'Halloran is Lecturer in Romantic Literature at Newcastle University, UK. She has published various articles and essays on aspects of Scottish and British Romanticism.


Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction: Reclaiming Hogg's Place in British Romanticism 1. Hogg's Self-Positioning: The Poetic Mirror and the Literary Marketplace 2. Hogg's Eighteenth-Century Inheritance: The Queen's Wake, National Epic, and Imagined Ancestries 3. By Accident and Design: Burns, Shakespeare, and Hogg's Kaleidoscopic Techniques, from the Theatre and The Poetic Mirror to Queen Hynde 4. Exploding Authority and Inheritance: Reading the Confessions of a Justified Sinner as a Kaleidoscopic Novel 5. Imploding the Nation: Aesthetic Conflict in Tales of the Wars of Montrose Conclusion: Expanding the Range of Romanticism Notes Select Bibliography Index

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  • publication date: 29/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781137559043
  • Format: Hardback
  • Year: 2016
  • Number Of Pages: 319
  • ID: 9781137559043
  • weight: 535
  • ISBN10: 1137559047

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