Companion to Romantic Poetry


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Companion to Romantic Poetry

Charles Mahoney (Editor)


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There are no uncontested dates with which to delimit the Romantic period in poetry; therefore historically, the study of Romantic poetry has been organised around just six canonical figures -- Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats -- and structured in terms of the categories generated by their works alone.

Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature.
* Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time
* Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach
* Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry
* Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field
* Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available


ISBN 1444390651
ISBN13 9781444390650
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Format Other digital
Publication date 03/05/2012
Pages 624
Weight (grammes) 666
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 250
Width (mm) 150

List of Illustrations. Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgments. Introduction ( Charles Mahoney ).
Part I Forms and Genres.
1 Mournful Ditties and Merry Measures: Feeling and Form in the Romantic Short Lyric and Song ( Michael O'Neill ). 2 Archaist-Innovators: The Couplet from Churchill to Browning ( Simon Jarvis ). 3 The Temptations of Tercets ( Charles Mahoney ). 4 To Scorn or To "Scorn not the Sonnet" ( Daniel Robinson ). 5 Ballad Collection and Lyric Collectives ( Steve Newman ). 6 Satire, Subjectivity, and Acknowledgment ( William Flesch ). 7 "Stirring shades": The Romantic Ode and Its Afterlives ( Esther Schor ). 8 Pastures New and Old: The Romantic Afterlife of Pastoral Elegy ( Christopher R. Miller ). 9 The Romantic Georgic and the Work of Writing ( Tim Burke ). 10 Shepherding Culture and the Romantic Pastoral ( John Bugg ). 11 Ear and Eye: Counteracting Senses in Loco-descriptive Poetry ( Adam Potkay ).
Part II Production and Distribution, Schools and Movements.
12 "Other voices speak": The Poetic Conversations of Byron and Shelley ( Simon Bainbridge ). 13 The Thrush in the Theater: Keats and Hazlitt at the Surrey Institution ( Sarah M. Zimmerman ). 14 Laboring-Class Poetry in the Romantic Era ( Michael Scrivener ). 15 Celtic Romantic Poetry: Scotland, Ireland, Wales ( Jane Moore ). 16 Anglo-Jewish Romantic Poetry ( Karen Weisman ). 17 Leigh Hunt's Cockney Canon: Sociability and Subversion from Homer to
( Michael Tomko ). 18 Poetry, Conversation, Community:
Annus Mirabilis , 1797-1798 ( Emily Sun ).
Part III Contemporary Contexts and Perspectives.
19 Spontaneity, Immediacy, and Improvisation in Romantic Poetry ( Angela Esterhammer ). 20 Celebrity, Gender, and the Death of the Poet: The Mystery of Letitia Elizabeth Landon ( Ghislaine McDayter ). 21 Poetry and Illustration: "Amicable strife" ( Sophie Thomas ). 22 Romanticism, Sport, and Late Georgian Poetry ( John Strachan ). 23 "The science of feelings": Wordsworth's Experimental Poetry ( Ross Hamilton ). 24 Romanticism, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism ( Laura Quinney ). 25 Milton and the Romantics ( Gordon Teskey ).
Part IV Critical Issues and Current Debates.
26 "The feel of not to feel it," or the Pleasures of Enduring Form ( Anne-Lise Francois ). 27 Romantic Poetry and Literary Theory: The Case of "A slumber did my spirit seal" ( Marc Redfield ). 28 "Strange utterance": The (Un)Natural Language of the Sublime in Wordsworth's
( Timothy Bahti ). 29 The Matter of Genre in the Romantic Sublime ( Ian Balfour ). 30 Sexual Politics and the Performance of Gender in Romantic Poetry ( James Najarian ). 31 Blake's
Jerusalem : Friendship with Albion ( Karen Swann ). 32 The World without Us: Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Imagining Nature ( Bridget Keegan ). 33 Ethical Supernaturalism: The Romanticism of Wordsworth, Heaney, and Lacan ( Guinn Batten ). 34 The Persistence of Romanticism ( Willard Spiegelman ). Index.