Synopses & Reviews
"... provocative insights."
... provocative insights.? -- Nineteenth-CenturyLiterature
... a series of well researched and persuasiveessays examining what has been traditionally excluded from the Romantic literarycanon: the feminine, the domestic, the local, collective, sentimental andnovelistic. -- Women's Studies Network (UK) AssociationNewsletter
... a contribution of real quality to ongoingdebates. -- British Journal for 18th Century Studies
Theessays in this collection question romanticism's suppression of the feminine, thematerial, and the collective, and its opposition to readings centering on theseconcerns.
About the Author
MARY A. FAVRET teaches English and Women's Studies at Indiana University and is author of Romantic Correspondence: Women, Politics and the Fiction of Letters. NICOLA J. WATSON teaches English at Northwestern University and is author of Revolution and the Form of the Novel 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions.
Table of Contents
1. Wordsworth and Romanticism in the Academy: John Rieder
2. Climbing Parnassus, and Falling Off: Peter T. Murphy
3. A Home for Art: Painting, Poetry and Domestic Interiors
Mary A. Favret
4. A Voice from across the Sea: Communitarianism at the Limits of Romanticism
5. The Uneducated Imagination: Romantic Representations of Labor
6. Sexual Politics and Literary History: William Hazlitt's Keswick Escapade and sarah Hazlitt's Journal
7. Why Should I Wish for Works?: Literacy, Articulation, and the Borders of Literary Culture
Lucinda Cole and Richard G. Swartz
8. History, Imperialism, and the Aesthetics of the Beautiful: Hemans and the Post-Napoleonic Moment
9. Trans-figuring Byronic Idenity
Nicola J. Watson
10. Butchering James Hogg: Romantic Identity in the Magazine Market
Mark L. Schoenfield
11. An Embarrassing