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Dangerous Enthusiasm: William Blake and the Culture of Radicalism in the 1790s

Jon Mee

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183297
eISBN:
9780191674013
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183297.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 18th-century Literature

This book considers William Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time. His works are shown to be less the expressions of ... More


Native Patriarchs—Pantisocracy and the Americanization of Wales

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes Indians as represented in the political writing on the 1790s, during the period of the French Revolution, especially that of Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth.


A Nation's Fetish: Carlyle and the Work of Literature

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Carlyle initially saw fetishism as a pathology of the French Revolution, but went on to develop this trope in envisioning a type of political attitude increasingly necessary for the British empire in ... More


Romanticism and Utopia: Quatrevingt-Treize and Endless Revolution

Kathryn M. Grossman

in The Later Novels of Victor Hugo: Variations on the Politics and Poetics of Transcendence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199642953
eISBN:
9780191739231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642953.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 4 turns to Hugo’s Quatrevingt-Treize (1874), a meditation on the French Revolution composed in the wake of the bloody Paris Commune. Set in both Paris and Brittany during the Reign of Terror, ... More


Coleridge and Mackintosh: Revisionary Poet and Simpering ‘Dungfly’

John Beer

in Coleridge's Play of Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199574018
eISBN:
9780191723100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574018.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The munificence of the Wedgwood brothers. Coleridge's barbed relationship with James Mackintosh, who had written a spirited defence of the French revolutionaries, but later recanted in an attack ... More


‘Look homeward Angel now’: Prospects and Fears in 1798

David Fairer

in Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

During the invasion crisis of the spring of 1798 Britain's ‘one common life’ was under threat. Pamphlets instructed the populace on how to organise themselves to confront both revolution abroad and ... More


Romantic Genre Theory

David Duff

in Romanticism and the Uses of Genre

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572748
eISBN:
9780191721960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572748.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates genre theory of the ‘high’ Romantic period, taking Friedrich Schlegel's Dialogue on Poetry and Wordsworth's Preface to Lyrical Ballads as paradigms of the wide-ranging ... More


Paradoxes of Freedom: The Romantic Mystique of a Transcendence

Thomas McFarland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121817
eISBN:
9780191671326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This is a study of the historical and philosophical conception of liberty. Centring his argument upon the Romantic exaltation of freedom that followed the psychic explosion of the French Revolution, ... More


‘Pretty Hot in It’: Wordsworth and France, 1791–1792

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In 1792, Samuel Taylor Coleridge was drinking negus in his rooms at Jesus College, and discussing political pamphlets with other undergraduates. At the same time, William Wordsworth was witnessing ... More


‘Mr. Frond’s Company’: Cambridge, Dissent, and Coleridge

Nicholas Roe

in Wordsworth and Coleridge: The Radical Years

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119692
eISBN:
9780191671197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119692.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter is a retrospective survey of radical dissent at Cambridge in the decades prior to 1789, focusing upon William Frend and George Dyer as models for Samuel Taylor Coleridge's political ... More


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