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A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

Jon Klancher (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-23355-8
312 pages
March 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age provides new perspectives on the relationships between literature and culture in Britain from 1780 to 1830
  • Provides original essays from a variety of multi-disciplinary scholars on the Romantic era
  • Includes fresh insights into such topics as religious controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the relationship of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics
  • Ranges across the Romantic era's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres
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Notes on Contributors.

List of Illustrations.

Introduction: Jon Klancher (Carnegie Mellon University).

1. Transfiguring God: Religion, Revolution, Romanticism: Robert M. Maniquis (University of California, Los Angeles).

2. Romanticism and Empire: Saree Makdisi (UCLA).

3. “Associations Respect[ing] the Past”: Romantic and Enlightenment Historicisms: Anthony Jarrells (University of South Carolina).

4. Nationalisms in Britain and Ireland: Culture, Politics, and the Global: Miranda Burgess (University of British Columbia).

5. “With an Industry Incredible”: Politics, Writing, and the Public Sphere: Paul Keen (Carleton University).

6. Romantic Justice: Law, Literature, and Individuality: Mark Schoenfield (Vanderbilt University).

7. Natural History in the Romantic Period: Noah Heringman (University of Missouri-Columbia).

8. Romantic Sciences: British and Continental Thresholds: Frederick Burwick (UCLA).

9. Consumer Culture: Getting and Spending in Romantic Britain: Nicholas Mason (Brigham Young University).

10. The Romantic-Era Book Trade: Lee Erickson (Marshall University).

11. Visual Pleasures, Visionary States: Art, Entertainment, and the Nation: Gillen D’Arcy Wood (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

12. Kantian Aesthetics, Romantic & Modern Poetics, and Sociopolitical Commitment: Robert Kaufman (University of California, Berkeley).

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Jon Klancher teaches Romantic and Victorian literature, the sociology of culture, and the history of books and reading at Carnegie Mellon University. He has written widely on Romantic and nineteenth-century British literary and cultural history in such journals and collections as ELH, Studies in Romanticism, MLQ, Romantic Metropolis, The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, The New Historicism, and The Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age: British Culture 1776-1837. Author of The Making of English Reading Audiences, 1790-1832 (1987), he is currently completing a book, Transfiguring “Arts & Sciences”: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age.
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  • Provides original essays from a variety of multi-disciplinary scholars on the Romantic era

  • Includes fresh insights into such topics as religious controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the relationship of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics

  • Ranges across the Romantic era's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres.
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"Though unusually well (and often quotably) written for collections of this type, the volume is best suited to specialists, who will find plenty of usable nuggets here." (CHOICE, 2009)

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