A Handbook of Romanticism Studies
Critical Theory Handbooks, Band 6 1. Aufl.
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
Acknowledgments vii Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1Joel Faflak and Julia M. Wright Part 1: Aesthetics and Media 17 1 Imagination 19Richard C. Sha 2 Sensibility 37Julie Ellison 3 Sublime 55Anne Janowitz 4 Periodicals 69Kristin Flieger Samuelian and Mark Schoenfield 5 Visual Culture 87Sophie Thomas Part 2: Theories of Literature 105 6 Author 107Elizabeth A. Fay 7 Reader 125Stephen C. Behrendt 8 Poetics 143Jacqueline Labbe 9 Narrative 159Jillian Heydt-Stevenson 10 Drama 177David Worrall 11 Gothic 195Jerrold E. Hogle 12 Satire 213Steven E. Jones Part 3: Ideologies and Institutions 225 13 Historiography 227Ted Underwood 14 Ideology 245Orrin N. C. Wang 15 Nation and Empire 259Julia M. Wright 16 Class 277Michael Scrivener 17 Race 289Peter J. Kitson 18 Gender and Sexuality 307Kari Lokke Part 4: Disciplinary Intersections 325 19 Philosophy 327Marc Redfield 20 Religion 339Michael Tomko 21 Science 357Theresa M. Kelley 22 Medicine 375James Robert Allard 23 Psychology 391Joel Faflak Index 409
“A Handbook of Romanticism Studiesis an engaging and exciting collection of essays edited by Joel Faflak and Julia M. Wright. Organised around a set of key terms – including ‘imagination’, and ‘poetics’, as well as ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘drama’, ‘satire’, and ‘science’, – the volume charts the ‘sea changes’ that Romanticism studies has undergone during the last thirty years (p.6). . . In its declared endeavour ‘to help the reader through this renovated and diverse field’ (p.6), A Handbook is unquestionably successful.” (Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 25 November 2015)
Joel Faflak is Professor of English and Theory at Western University, where he is Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities. He is author of Romantic Psychoanalysis: The Burden of the Mystery (2007), co-author of Revelation and Knowledge: Romanticism and Religious Faith (2011) and editor of Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche of Romanticism (2005).Julia M. Wright is Professor of English at Dalhousie University. She is the author of Blake, Nationalism, and the Politics of Alienation (2004), Ireland, India, and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2007), and Representing the National Landscape in Irish Romanticism (2014), and the editor of a number of other volumes, including Irish Literature, 1750-1900: An Anthology (2008) and the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature (2010).
A Handbook of Romanticism Studies features a collection of original essays by leading scholars, examining the literature of the Romantic period through the lens of critical and cultural theory. The entries explore key terms organized under the headings of Aesthetics and Media, Theories of Literature, Ideologies and Institutions, and Disciplinary Intersections. Some of these terms have been central to Romanticism studies for some time, such as imagination, sublime, and poetics. Other terms reflect critical trends of the last thirty years, including philosophy, race, historiography, and visual culture. The result is a collection which provides both introductory overviews and in-depth analyses of a variety of topics, offering a wide range of entry points to the study of Romanticism, from debates over the formal properties of high art to the impact of philosophical and scientific debates on conceptions of culture and cultural works. A Handbook of Romanticism Studies is an accessible and indispensible resource providing both students and scholars with a rich array of historical and up-to-date critical and theoretical contexts for the study of the literature and culture of the Romantic period.
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