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Jane Austen's Men: Rewriting Masculinity in the Romantic Era

Jane Austen's Men: Rewriting Masculinity in the Romantic Era

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sarah Ailwood
July 11, 2019

This book illuminates Jane Austen’s exploration of masculinity through the courtship romance genre in the socially, politically and culturally turbulent Romantic era. Austen scrutinises, satirises, censures and ultimately rewrites dominant modes of masculinity through the courtship romance plot...

Byron, Hunt, and the Politics of Literary Engagement

Byron, Hunt, and the Politics of Literary Engagement

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Michael Steier
July 03, 2019

In the second decade of the nineteenth century, the British press began a campaign of critical abuse against Leigh Hunt, caricaturing the radical journalist as an upstart "Cockney" author whose literary talents were as disreputable as his politics. Lord Byron, on the other hand, was revered as a...

Sexual Privatism in British Romantic Writing: A Public of One

Sexual Privatism in British Romantic Writing: A Public of One

1st Edition

Adam Komisaruk
May 16, 2019

The Romantic age, though often associated with free erotic expression, was ambivalent about what if anything sex had to do with the public sphere. Late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century British texts often repressed the very sexual energies they claimed to be bringing into the open. The...

The Evangelical Party and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Return to the Church of England

The Evangelical Party and Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Return to the Church of England

1st Edition

Christopher W Corbin
December 14, 2018

It has long been accepted that when Samuel Taylor Coleridge rejected the Unitarianism of his youth and returned to the Church of England, he did so while accepting a general Christian orthodoxy. Christopher Corbin clarifies Coleridge’s religious identity and argues that while Coleridge’s Christian...

Jane Austen: A Style in History

Jane Austen: A Style in History

1st Edition

Cris Yelland
June 20, 2018

From 1809 until just before her death, Jane Austen lived in a small, all-female household at Chawton, where reading aloud was the evening's entertainment and a crucial factor in the way Austen formed and modified her writing. This book looks in detail at Jane Austen's style. It discusses her...

Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction: Nor Yet Redeemed

Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction: Nor Yet Redeemed

1st Edition

Aaron Kaiserman
March 26, 2018

Evolutions of Jewish Character in British Fiction: Nor Yet Redeemed builds upon recent scholarship concerning representations of Jews in the British Romantic and Victorian periods. Existing studies identify common trends, or link positive Jewish portrayals to authorial interests and social...

Robert Burns and the Philosophers

Robert Burns and the Philosophers

1st Edition

J Walter McGinty
March 13, 2018

This volume expounds the influence of Robert Burns’s reading of Philosophy on his life and work, supplementing this with his personal encounters with those philosophers he met. The work begins with the Homespun Philosophy of his early years under the tutelage of William Burnes and John Murdoch,...

Coleridge and Cosmopolitan Intellectualism 1794-1804: The Legacy of Göttingen University

Coleridge and Cosmopolitan Intellectualism 1794-1804: The Legacy of Göttingen University

1st Edition

Maximiliaan van Woudenberg
October 17, 2017

Viewing Samuel Taylor Coleridge's pursuit of continental intellectualism through the lens of cosmopolitanism, Maximiliaan van Woudenberg examines the so-called 'German Mania' of the writer in the context of the intellectual history of the university. At a time when the confessional model of...

Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind

Jane Austen and Sciences of the Mind

1st Edition

Beth Lau
September 26, 2017

The essays in this volume interpret Jane Austen’s fiction through the lens of various sciences of the mind and brain, especially the cluster of disciplines implicated in the term cognitive science, including neuroscience, evolutionary biology, evolutionary and developmental psychology, and others....

Animality in British Romanticism: The Aesthetics of Species

Animality in British Romanticism: The Aesthetics of Species

1st Edition

Peter Heymans
May 31, 2017

The scientific, political, and industrial revolutions of the Romantic period transformed the status of humans and redefined the concept of species. This book examines literary representations of human and non-human animality in British Romanticism. The book’s novel approach focuses on the role of...

Keats and Philosophy: The Life of Sensations

Keats and Philosophy: The Life of Sensations

1st Edition

Shahidha Kazi Bari
May 31, 2017

John Keats remains one of the most familiar and beloved of English poets, but has received surprisingly little critical attention in recent years. This study is a fresh contribution to Keats criticism and Romantic scholarship, positioning Keats as a figure of philosophical interest who warrants...

Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature

Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature

1st Edition

Jeremy Davies
June 08, 2016

When writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries explored the implications of organic and emotional sensitivity, the pain of the body gave rise to unsettling but irresistible questions. Urged on by some of their most deeply felt preoccupations – and in the case of figures like...

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