Beyond Romanticism: New Approaches to Texts and Contexts 1780-1832

1st Edition

Stephen Copley, John Whale

Routledge
Published October 17, 2017
Reference - 262 Pages
ISBN 9781138194212 - CAT# Y227030
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Romanticism

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Summary

First published in 1992. Beyond Romanticism represents a substantial challenge to traditional views of the Romantic period and provides a sustained critique of ‘Romantic ideology’. The debates with which it engages had previously been under-represented in the study of Romanticism, where the claims of history had never had quite the same status as they have had in other periods, and where confidence in poetic literary value remains high.

Individual essays examine the philosophical underpinnings of Romantic discourse; they survey analogous and competing discourses of the period such as mesmerism, Hellenism, orientalism and nationalism; and analyse both the manifestations of Romanticism in particular historical and textual moments, and the texts and modes of writing which have been historically marginalized or silenced by ‘the Romantic’. This title will be of interest to students of literature.

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