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Robert Burns and British Poetry: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry

Murray G. H. Pittock

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 121, 2002 Lectures

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263037
eISBN:
9780191734007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263037.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This lecture discusses Robert Burns, a poet who dwelt on the early phase of the poem ‘Resolution and Independence’. It examines the critical introspection that has tended to exclude Burns from an ... More


Centaur-songs: Romanticism and broken forms

Mary-Ann Constantine and Gerald Porter

in Fragments and Meaning in Traditional Song: From the Blues to the Baltic

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262887
eISBN:
9780191734441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262887.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the broken forms of fragments and Romanticism. The Ossian fragments, which can be found in the poems of ‘Ossian’, are first examined. Most of the discussion focuses on these ... More


Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Martin McLaughlin, Letizia Panizza, and Peter Hainsworth (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Petrarch was Italy's second most famous writer (after Dante), and indeed from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries he was much better known and more influential in English literature than Dante. ... More


Milton and the Romantics

David Fairer

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

According to Joseph Wittreich, Romantic poets empowered Milton by making him whole again through their readings of his poetry in the future tense, so that poems emerging from one moment of crisis ... More


Nineteenth-century British Biographies of Petrarch

Martin Mclaughlin

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter documents the extraordinary enthusiasm for biographies of Petrarch in Great Britain in the three-quarters of a century between 1775 and 1850. It explains that during the late eighteenth ... More


Celtic Studies

John T. Koch

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263952
eISBN:
9780191734083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the history and developments in Celtic studies in Great Britain during the twentieth century. In recent times medieval Celtic studies have attracted great numbers of amateur ... More


Introduction

Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel

in Miracles and Murders: An Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266199
eISBN:
9780191851483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266199.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

The Introduction offers a comprehensive account of the Breton gwerz or narrative song tradition. It situates the discovery of the tradition in the context of a broader European Romantic revival of ... More


‘Curse, bless, me now’: Dylan Thomas and Saunders Lewis: Chatterton Lecture on Poetry read 24 October 2014

Tudur Hallam

in British Academy Lectures 2014-15

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780197265987
eISBN:
9780191772054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265987.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Dylan Thomas, the Swansea-born writer of English, and Saunders Lewis, the Wallasey-born writer of Welsh, are usually set in differing discursive camps. Memorable quotations—‘I cannot read Welsh’, to ... More


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