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De Quincey and the Lake Poets

Julian North

in The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This chapter looks at De Quincey's controversial essays on Coleridge and Wordsworth, published in Tait's Magazine in the 1830s. It stresses the differences between Wordsworth's poetic autobiography ... More


De Quincey's Imperial Systems

in British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that Thomas De Quincey imagines the British mail system during the Napoleonic Wars as an organ spreading British identity from a single, central point across the countryside. As ... More


Introduction: The Bath of Knowledge

Josephine Mcdonagh

in De Quincey's Disciplines

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

It was believed that De Quincey tossed all of the papers that concerned him, even those that were found to be against him, in a bath. In spite of how this may seem very odd, it was clear that he ... More


Power and Knowledge: English Nationalism and the Mediation of Kant in England

in Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237945
eISBN:
9781846313936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237945.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Thomas De Quincey's criticisms of German philosophy and literature in comparison with Coleridge's, and shows the similar ideological constraints that operate on De Quincey's ... More


A change in physical economy: Thomas De Quincey's confession

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Thomas De Quincey describes his opium addiction that began in 1813 and the physiological transformation that he went through because of it. Curiously, De ... More


De Quincey's Disciplines

Josephine McDonagh

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112853
eISBN:
9780191670862
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book reveals the English Opium-Eater to be a more complex and contradictory figure than is usually portrayed. All too often pigeon-holed as a latter-day Romantic and psychedelic dreamer, Thomas ... More


The Pains of Growth: Language and Cultural Politics

in Revisionary Gleam: De Quincey, Coleridge and the High Romantic Argument

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237945
eISBN:
9781846313936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter shows that Thomas De Quincey's early encounter with Lyrical Ballads indicates his awareness of the politico-linguistic implications borne by this collaborative work, and that De ... More


Thomas De Quincey’s Disoriented Universe

Anna Henchman

in The Starry Sky Within: Astronomy and the Reach of the Mind in Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686964
eISBN:
9780191770449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686964.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter introduces the controversies in astronomy of the 1840s that appear in Thomas De Quincey’s “System of the Heavens as Revealed by Lord Rosse’s Telescope.” This was the world’s most ... More


Hospitality in Autobiography: Levinas chez De Quincey

E. S. Burt

in Regard for the Other: Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230907
eISBN:
9780823235575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230907.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses the following questions: What would a Levinasian autobiography look like? Is such a thing imaginable? The question is directed in the first instance at autobiography, as a ... More


Unpredictable Machines

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Once disinterred from Wordsworth's conservative ecology, the notion that life has at its heart a creative force, an unstructured potential rather than a fixed essence, raises questions that ... More


Autobiographical transactions

James Treadwell

in Autobiographical Writing and British Literature 1783-1834

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199262977
eISBN:
9780191718724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262977.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter explores how the theme of the ‘self’ as an autonomous and expressive agent — the ‘Romantic’ self — is produced in texts. A case study of sets of works by Elizabeth Gooch and William ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Sachs

in Romantic Antiquity: Rome in the British Imagination, 1789-1832

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195376128
eISBN:
9780199871643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376128.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

DeQuincey's initial essays on the Caesars use their assessment of the Roman republic's failure in order to articulate a particular vision for the British monarchy, the British polity, and the British ... More


Inside Out: Value and Display in Thomas De Quincey and Isaac Butt

Gordon Bigelow

in Victorian Literature and Finance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281923
eISBN:
9780191712951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281923.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter explores neoclassical assumptions in the modern academy and constructs an intriguing case for the significance of post-Romantic literature addressing itself to desires and feeling in the ... More


British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Anne Frey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book contends that changing definitions of state power in the late Romantic period propelled authors to revisit the work of literature as well as the profession of authorship. Traditionally, ... More


Woolf, De Quincey and the Legacy of ‘Impassioned Prose’

Elsa Högberg

in Sentencing Orlando: Virginia Woolf and the Morphology of the Modernist Sentence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474414609
eISBN:
9781474444989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414609.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In this chapter, Elsa Högberg illuminates Woolf’s sensual, lyrical writing in light of its contact with Thomas De Quincey’s ‘impassioned prose’, drawing out the erotic and political dimensions of the ... More


The Domestication of Genius: Biography and the Romantic Poet

Julian North

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199571987
eISBN:
9780191722363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571987.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

This is a book about the biographical afterlives of the Romantic poets and the creation of literary biography as a popular form. It focuses on the first Lives of Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, ... More


Opium Dreams

Christopher Partridge

in High Culture: Drugs, Mysticism, and the Pursuit of Transcendence in the Modern World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190459116
eISBN:
9780190459147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459116.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the significance of opium during the early nineteenth-century and its relationship to Romanticism. While the chapter is organized around the influential work of Thomas De ... More


Poetry at Death’s Door

Deidre Shauna Lynch

in Loving Literature: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226183701
eISBN:
9780226183848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226183848.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

To contextualize current laments over the death of literature and to explore literary studies’ longstanding investment in mournful feelings and tales of loss, this chapter returns to the canon-making ... More


The Tale of Terror and the ‘Medico-Popular’

Megan Coyer

in Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405607
eISBN:
9781474405621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405607.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that the ‘tale of terror’ may be read as a form of hybrid ‘medico-popular’ writing to be classed alongside non-fiction medical texts such as Robert Macnish’s The Anatomy of ... More


Hearth and Home: Coleridge, De Quincey, Austen

David Simpson

in Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922355
eISBN:
9780226922362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922362.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Coleridge’s “Frost at Midnight” contains references to the stranger in the sense that the stranger seems not to be strange but rather familiar—imagined as a friend whose presence is desired. This ... More


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