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Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution


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The series examines how these two intimately related genres were used to explore and disseminate new political ideas in a period of Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Revolution.

Scholars working within the disciplines of English, history, music, Celtic studies, and politics will find the series of interest, as will researchers whose wider concerns pertain to cultural history, anthropology and the history of philosophy, communication, and linguistics.

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Thomas Moore and Romantic Inspiration: Poetry, Music, and Politics

Thomas Moore and Romantic Inspiration: Poetry, Music, and Politics

1st Edition

Sarah McCleave, Brian G. Caraher
August 24, 2017

Written by internationally established scholars of Thomas Moore’s music, poetry, and prose writing, Thomas Moore and Romantic Inspiration is a collection of twelve essays and a timely response to significant new biographical, historiographical and editorial work on Moore. This collection...

United Islands? The Languages of Resistance

United Islands? The Languages of Resistance

1st Edition

John Kirk
January 21, 2016

This is the first title in a new series called Poetry and Song in the Age of Revolution. This series will appeal to those involved in English literary studies, as well as those working in fields of study that cover Enlightenment, Romanticism and Revolution in the last quarter of the eighteenth...

Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland

Cultures of Radicalism in Britain and Ireland

1st Edition

John Kirk
January 21, 2016

This collection of essays addresses the role of literature in radical politics. Topics covered include the legacy of Robert Burns, broadside literature in Munster and radical literature in Wales....

Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Song

Literacy and Orality in Eighteenth-Century Irish Song

1st Edition

Julie Henigan
January 21, 2016

Focusing on several distinct genres of eighteenth-century Irish song, Henigan demonstrates in each case that the interaction between the elite and vernacular, the written and oral, is pervasive and characteristic of the Irish song tradition to the present day....

James Orr, Poet and Irish Radical

James Orr, Poet and Irish Radical

1st Edition

Carol Baraniuk
October 01, 2014

James Orr was the foremost of the Ulster Weaver poets and has been favourably compared to his near contemporary Robert Burns. Baraniuk looks at Orr's life and work, examining the changing social, political and theological context of his writing and reassessing his contribution to radical literature...

Reading Robert Burns: Texts, Contexts, Transformations

Reading Robert Burns: Texts, Contexts, Transformations

1st Edition

Carol McGuirk
October 01, 2014

Robert Burns is Scotland’s greatest cultural icon. Yet, despite his continued popularity, critical work has been compromised by the myths that have built up around him. McGuirk focuses on Burns’s poems and songs, analysing his use of both vernacular Scots and literary English to provide a unique...

The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795

The Politics of Songs in Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1723–1795

1st Edition

Kate Horgan
May 01, 2014

Horgan analyses the importance of songs in British eighteenth-century culture with specific reference to their political meaning. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, combining the perspectives of literary studies and cultural history, the utilitarian power of songs emerges across four major...

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