British Literary Magazines: The romantic age, 1789-1836

Author: Alvin Sullivan

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press

ISBN: 0313228728

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 491

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Volume two of British Literary Magazines begins its coverage at the dawn of the Romantic Age, when the publication of Blake's Songs of Innocence signalled the change of an era. Its coverage extends beyond what some scholars consider the end of the Romantic Age (1798 and the publication of Lyrical Ballads) and includes periodicals published through the date of Queen Victoria's accession to the British throne in 1837. Volume two includes historical essays, publication details, and bibliographic sources for eighty-five reviews, journals, illustrated magazines, and periodicals available during the period.
Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine

Author: David Higgins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134309023

Category: Art

Page: 209

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In early nineteenth-century Britain, there was unprecedented interest in the subject of genius, as well as in the personalities and private lives of creative artists. This was also a period in which literary magazines were powerful arbiters of taste, helping to shape the ideological consciousness of their middle-class readers. Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine considers how these magazines debated the nature of genius and how and why they constructed particular creative artists as geniuses. Romantic writers often imagined genius to be a force that transcended the realms of politics and economics. David Higgins, however, shows in this text that representations of genius played an important role in ideological and commercial conflicts within early nineteenth-century literary culture. Furthermore, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine bridges the gap between Romantic and Victorian literary history by considering the ways in which Romanticism was understood and sometimes challenged by writers in the 1830s. It not only discusses a wide range of canonical and non-canonical authors, but also examines the various structures in which these authors had to operate, making it an interesting and important book for anyone working on Romantic literature.
Nonfictional Romantic Prose

Author: Steven P. Sondrup

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027295651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders surveys a broad range of expository, polemical, and analytical literary forms that came into prominence during the last two decades of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth. They stand in contrast to better-known romantic fiction in that they endeavor to address the world of daily, empirical experience rather than that of more explicitly self-referential, fanciful creation. Among them are genres that have since the nineteenth century come to characterize many aspects of modern life like the periodical or the psychological case study; others flourished and enjoyed wide-spread popularity during the nineteenth century but are much less well-known today like the almanac and the diary. Travel narratives, pamphlets, religious and theological texts, familiar essays, autobiographies, literary-critical and philosophical studies, and discussions of the visual arts and music all had deep historical roots when appropriated by romantic writers but prospered in their hands and assumed distinctive contours indicative of the breadth of romantic thought. SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series’ total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism’s own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.
The Romantic Period

Author: Robin Jarvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317877431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The Romantic Period was one of the most exciting periods in English literary history. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the intellectual and cultural background to Romantic literature. It is accessibly written and avoids theoretical jargon, providing a solid foundation for students to make their own sense of the poetry, fiction and other creative writing that emerged as part of the Romantic literary tradition.
Contest for Cultural Authority

Author: Robert Keith Lapp

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814328334

Category: Criticism

Page: 224

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By taking seriously Hazlitt's own classification of these articles as "political essays," and by relocating them within the turbulent public debates of the late Regency, Robert Keith Lapp discovers in them an indispensable critique of Coleridge's conservative response to the post-Waterloo crisis known as the "Distresses of the Country.""--BOOK JACKET.
The Oxford Handbook of British Poetry, 1660-1800

Author: Jack Lynch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199600809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 817

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In the most comprehensive, up-to-date account of the poetry published in Britain between the Restoration and the end of the eighteenth century, a team of leading experts surveys the poetry of the age in all its richness and diversity. They provide a systematic overview, and restore these poetic works to a position of centrality in modern criticism.
Irish Periodical Culture, 1937-1972

Author: M. Ballin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230613751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This book examines periodical production in the context of post-revolutionary Ireland, employing the unique lens of genre theory in detailed comparisons between Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish magazines.
European Literatures in Britain, 18–15–1832: Romantic Translations

Author: Diego Saglia

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108611015

Category: Literary Criticism


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Studies of British Romanticism have traditionally tended to envisage it as an intensely local, indeed insular, phenomenon. Yet, just as the seemingly isolated British Isles became more and more central in international geo-political and economic contexts between the 1780s and the 1830s, so too literature and culture were characterized by an increasingly close and relevant dialogue with foreign and especially Continental European traditions, both past and contemporary. Diego Saglia casts new light on the significantly transformative impact of this dialogue on Britain during the years that saw a return to unimpeded cross-border cultural traffic after the end of the Napoleonic emergency. Focusing on modes of translation and appropriation in a variety of literary and cultural forms, this book reconsiders the notion of the supposed intrinsic insularity of Britain through the lens of new key questions about the national, international and transnational features of Romantic-period literature and culture.
Science and Eccentricity

Author: Victoria Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317314479

Category: History

Page: 265

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The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense of individuals who did not seem to fit within an increasingly organized social and economic order.

Author: Jo A. Cates

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1563083744

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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This critically annotated guide to English-language reference literature of print and broadcast journalism covers sources from the late 1960s through 1995, with some from 1996. Annotations are descriptive and evaluative, containing exhaustive cross-references. Nearly 90% of the entries are new or substantially revised, and there is a new chapter on commercial databases and Internet sources. Arranged by type of reference work, the other chapters include bibliographies and bibliographic guides; encyclopedias; dictionaries; abstracts, indexes, and databases; biographical sources; directories and yearbooks; review sources; catalogs; handbooks and manuals; stylebooks and books of English-language usage; core periodicals; miscellaneous sources; professional organizations; and research centers. Written for librarians in search of a collection development tool and for students and other beginning researchers in journalism, the book is also useful for print and broadcast journalists wanting to learn more ab
The Oxford Handbook of the Eighteenth-Century Novel

Author: J. A. Downie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191651076

Category: Literary Collections


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Although the emergence of the English novel is generally regarded as an eighteenth-century phenomenon, this is the first book to be published professing to cover the 'eighteenth-century English novel' in its entirety. This Handbook surveys the development of the English novel during the 'long' eighteenth century-in other words, from the later seventeenth century right through to the first three decades of the nineteenth century when, with the publication of the novels of Jane Austen and Walter Scott, 'the novel' finally gained critical acceptance and assumed the position of cultural hegemony it enjoyed for over a century. By situating the novels of the period which are still read today against the background of the hundreds published between 1660 and 1830, this Handbook not only covers those 'masters and mistresses' of early prose fiction-such as Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne, Burney, Scott and Austen-who are still acknowledged to be seminal figures in the emergence and development of the English novel, but also the significant number of recently-rediscovered novelists who were popular in their own day. At the same time, its comprehensive coverage of cultural contexts not considered by any existing study, but which are central to the emergence of the novel, such as the book trade and the mechanics of book production, copyright and censorship, the growth of the reading public, the economics of culture both in London and in the provinces, and the re-printing of popular fiction after 1774, offers unique insight into the making of the English novel.