Romanticism: Keywords (Keywords in Literature and Culture (KILC).)

Romanticism: Keywords (Keywords in Literature and Culture (KILC).)

By: Frederick Burwick (author)Hardback

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Compiles 70 of the key terms most frequently used or discussed by authors of the Romantic period and most often deliberated by critics and literary historians of the era. Offers an indispensable resource for understanding the ideas and differing interpretations that shaped the Romantic period Includes keywords spanning Abolition and Allegory, through Madness and Monsters, to Vision and Vampires Features in-depth descriptions of each entry s direct meaning and connotations in relation to its usage and thought in literary culture Provides deep insights into the political, social, and cultural climate of one of the most expressive periods of Western literary history Draws on the author s extensive experience of teaching, lecturing, and writing on Romantic literature

About Author

Frederick Burwick is Research Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. The author or editor of 30 books and more than 140 scholarly articles, Burwick is also co-editor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Romanticism (2012). Other recent publications include Romantic Drama: Acting and Reacting (2009) and Playing to the Crowd, London Popular Theatre, 1780-1830 (2011).

Contents

Introduction ix A 1 Abolition 1 Allegory 6 Antiquarianism 10 Art for Art s Sake 14 Associationism 17 Autobiography 21 B 27 Bardolatry 27 Bluestockings 30 C 34 Childhood 34 Colonialism 38 Crime 43 D 47 Dandyism 47 Dialectics 51 Dreams 61 E 66 Ekphrasis 66 Eroticism 73 F 80 Folklore 80 G 84 Genius 84 Gothic 88 Grotesque 92 Gusto 99 H 103 Harlequinade 103 Hellenism 106 Higher Criticism 111 Homosexuality 114 I 119 Illusion 119 Imagination 123 Imitation 127 Incest 131 Inspiration 137 M 143 Madness 143 Medievalism 147 Melancholy 150 Melodrama 154 Mesmerism 157 Metaliterature (Metapoetry, Metafiction, Metadrama) 162 Metonymy 171 Monsters 176 Mythopoeia 180 N 185 Nature 185 Necessitarianism 189 Negative Capability 192 O 196 Organicism 196 Orientalism 200 P 206 Pantheism 206 Parody 210 Passion 213 Pathetic Fallacy 217 Picturesque 221 Poetic Form 225 Prometheus 229 R 234 Reflection 234 Reform 238 Religion 242 Revolution 250 Rights 255 Romantic Irony 258 Romanticism 267 Ruins 272 S 278 Satire 278 Science 282 Sensibility 293 Solitude 296 Sublime 301 Supernaturalism 306 Symbol 312 Sympathy 316 T 321 Transcendentalism 321 Translation 325 Travel 330 V 338 Vampire Aesthetics 338 Vision 342 W 347 Women s Rights 347 Index 353

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470659830
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9780470659830
  • weight: 652
  • ISBN10: 0470659831

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