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The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature

Frederick Burwick (General Editor), Nancy Moore Goslee (Associate Editor), Diane Long Hoeveler (Associate Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8810-4
1772 pages
January 2012, Wiley-Blackwell
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The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature  is an authoritative three-volume reference work that covers British artistic, literary, and intellectual movements between 1780 and 1830, within the context of European, transatlantic and colonial historical and cultural interaction.
  • Comprises over 275 entries ranging from 1,000 to 6,500 words arranged in A-Z format across three fully cross-referenced volumes
  • Written by an international cast of leading and emerging scholars
  • Entries explore genre development in prose, poetry, and drama of the Romantic period, key authors and their works,  and key themes
  • Also available online as part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature, providing 24/7 access and powerful searching, browsing and cross-referencing capabilities
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Table of Contents

Volume I

Alphabetical List of Entries vii

Thematic List of Entries xi

Notes on Contributors xv

Introduction xliii

Acknowledgements xlix

Romantic Literature A-G 1-548

Volume II

Alphabetical List of Entries vii

Thematic List of Entries xi

Notes on Contributors xv

Romantic Literature H-Re 549-1110

Volume III

Alphabetical List of Entries vii

Thematic List of Entries xi

Notes on Contributors xv

Romantic Literature Re-Z 1111-1544

Name Index 1545

Subject Index 1587

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Author Information

Frederick Burwick, Professor Emeritus at UCLA, has taught courses on Romantic drama and directed student performances of a dozen plays. He is the author or editor of 26 books including The Theatre Journal of John Waldie (2008) and Romantic Drama: Acting and Reacting (2009). Burwick has been named Distinguished Scholar by both the British Academy (1992) and the Keats-Shelley Association (1998).

Nancy Moore Goslee, Professor of English and Distinguished Humanities Professor Emerita at the University of Tennessee, has published in three broad areas: inter-arts comparisons, Scott's poetry and the cross-cultural links between Scottish and English Romanticism, and feminist-inflected criticism of Romantic poets. Her books include Shelley’s Visual Imagination (2011), Scott the Rhymer (1988), and Uriel's Eye: Miltonic Stationing and Statuary in Romantic Epic (1985).

Diane Long Hoeveler, Professor of English at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has published in the areas of the gothic and religious transformations, romanticism and gender, and women writers in the nineteenth century. She is author of Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780–1820 (2010), Gothic Feminism (1998), and Romantic Androgyny (1990).

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“Though at times weighed down by its courageous purpose, The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literatureis probably the best and most expansive review of British Romantic literature up to date, and will definitely prove a most useful resource to novices and scholars of Romanticism alike.”  (British Association for Romantic Studies' Bulletin, 1 December 2012)

“More titles are planned.  Summing Up: Recommended.  Lower-level undergradutes and above; general readers.”  (Choice, 1 September 2012)
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