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.
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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