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A Handbook of Romanticism Studies


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Acknowledgments vii Notes on Contributors ix Introduction 1 Joel Faflak and Julia M. Wright Part 1: Aesthetics and Media 17 1 Imagination 19 Richard C. Sha 2 Sensibility 37 Julie Ellison 3 Sublime 55 Anne Janowitz 4 Periodicals 69 Kristin Flieger Samuelian and Mark Schoenfield 5 Visual Culture 87 Sophie Thomas Part 2: Theories of Literature 105 6 Author 107 Elizabeth A. Fay 7 Reader 125 Stephen C. Behrendt 8 Poetics 143 Jacqueline Labbe 9 Narrative 159 Jillian Heydt-Stevenson 10 Drama 177 David Worrall 11 Gothic 195 Jerrold E. Hogle 12 Satire 213 Steven E. Jones Part 3: Ideologies and Institutions 225 13 Historiography 227 Ted Underwood 14 Ideology 245 Orrin N. C. Wang 15 Nation and Empire 259 Julia M. Wright 16 Class 277 Michael Scrivener 17 Race 289 Peter J. Kitson 18 Gender and Sexuality 307 Kari Lokke Part 4: Disciplinary Intersections 325 19 Philosophy 327 Marc Redfield 20 Religion 339 Michael Tomko 21 Science 357 Theresa M. Kelley 22 Medicine 375 James Robert Allard 23 Psychology 391 Joel Faflak Index 409

About the Author

Joel Faflak is Associate Professor of English and Theoryat the University of Western Ontario. He is author of RomanticPsychoanalysis: The Burden of the Mystery (2007), co-author of Revelation and Knowledge (2011) and editor of Sanity,Madness, Transformation: The Psyche of Romanticism (2005). Julia M. Wright is Canada Research Chair in EuropeanStudies at Dalhousie University. She is the author of Blake, Nationalism and the Politics of Alienation (2004) and Ireland, India, and Nationalism in Nineteenth-CenturyLiterature (2007) and the editor of Irish Literature1750-1900: An Anthology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and the 2-volume A Companion toIrish Literature (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).


"A Handbook of Romanticism Studiesis an engaging and exciting collection of essays edited by Joel Faflak and Julia M. Wright. Organised around a set of key terms - including 'imagination', and 'poetics', as well as 'race', 'gender', 'drama', 'satire', and 'science', - the volume charts the 'sea changes' that Romanticism studies has undergone during the last thirty years (p.6). . . In its declared endeavour 'to help the reader through this renovated and diverse field' (p.6), A Handbook is unquestionably successful." (Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 25 November 2015)

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