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Romanticism: Keywords

Romanticism: Keywords

Frederick Burwick

ISBN: 978-0-470-65983-0

Apr 2015

400 pages

In Stock

$118.00

Description

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

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