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Handbook of British Romanticism

Ed. by Haekel, Ralf

Series:Handbooks of English and American Studies 6

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    September 2017
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    • An encompassing work of reference including key concepts, historical and cultural contexts, literary genres
    • An in-depth analysis of individual Romantic texts in the light of recent literary and cultural theories

    Aims and Scope

    The Handbook of British Romanticism is a state of the art investigation of Romantic literature and theory, a field that probably changed more quickly and more fundamentally than any other traditional era in literary studies. Since the early 1980s, Romantic studies has widened its scope significantly: The canon has been expanded, hitherto ignored genres have been investigated and new topics of research explored. After these profound changes, intensified by the general crisis of literary theory since the turn of the millennium, traditional concepts such as subjectivity, imagination and the creative genius have lost their status as paradigms defining Romanticism. The handbook will feature discussions of key concepts such as history, class, gender, science and the use of media as well as a thorough account of the most central literary genres around the turn of the 19th century. The focus of the book, however, will lie on a discussion of key literary texts in the light of the most recent theoretical developments. Thus, the Handbook of British Romanticism will provide students with an introduction to Romantic literature in general and literary scholars with a discussion of innovative and groundbreaking theoretical developments.


    24.0 x 17.0 cm
    x, 715 pages
    25 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Romantic literature and culture; English literature 1780-1830; literary and cultural theory
    Academics (Anglophone Literary and Cultural Studies), Students (BA, MA and PhD level), Libraries, Institutes.

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    Ralf Haekel, University of Götttingen, Germany.


    "Denn nicht nur diejenigen, die das Fach Anglistik an den Universitäten studieren, können hier fündig werden, sondern auch viele derjenigen, die das Fach unterrichten und hier auch auf Texte stoßen mögen, mit denen sie bisher nicht vertraut waren."
    Till Kinzel in: IFB 4 (2018), http://informationsmittel-fuer-bibliotheken.de/showfile.php?id=9333

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