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Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Murray Pittock

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book addresses the main non-English Romanticisms of the British Isles. It begins by challenging the terms of its own title by asking ‘what is Romanticism’, and ‘what does the term ‘national ... More


Woolf, Bloomsbury, the ‘New Biography’, and the New Auto/biografiction

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the British modernist whose work represents the most sustained fictionalising engagement with biography. It recounts changes in biographical theory in Woolf's lifetime; ... More


Passions Before Literature

Angelica Goodden

in Madame de Staël: The Dangerous Exile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199238095
eISBN:
9780191716669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238095.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Back in Switzerland in the family fiefdom of Coppet, Staël ‘writes out’ the pain of desertion past, present, and future in De l'influence des passions, while continuing to engage in messy and ... More


The Lake Isle of Romanticism: The Challenge to Literary History

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter asks ‘what is Romanticism’, and ‘what does the term ‘national literature’ mean’? It attempts the answers to these questions, and deals with problems holding back the development of a new ... More


Strumming and Being Hanged: The Irish Bard and History Regained

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter begins by examining the nature and significance of the Irish public sphere, how it differed between the south and north of Ireland, and across the religious divide. It concludes that the ... More


Maria Edgeworth: Language, Culture, and the Irish Sphere

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter assesses the debate over the extent of Edgeworth's linguistic and cultural radicalism in the national tale, and argues that her use of language is in fact quite similar to Burns', being ... More


Scott and the European Nationalities Question

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Sir Walter Scott's emplacement of the structures of Enlightenment historiography in his fiction, and the tension between romance and history in his work. There is an examination ... More


Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Walter Scott is confined by his literary and political reputations. He is considered foundational to the novel, but categorized under history or romance, and thus set aside. In Scotland, on the ... More


Donne in the Hands of Biographers

Dayton Haskin

in John Donne in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199212422
eISBN:
9780191707216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212422.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The publication of Rev Alexander B. Grosart's edition of The Complete Poems of John Donne, D.D., Dean of St. Paul's intensified interest in developing an integrated account of Izaak Walton's preacher ... More


Making Meaning beyond the Ending: Castle Dangerous and Walter Scott's Last Words

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Critics often assume that Scott's abilities failed as he wrote to pay off the debts following his financial crash. In fact, Scott's last works are undermined by the efforts of his publishing team, ... More


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