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Theatrical Oligarchies: The Role of the Examiner of Plays

David Worrall

in Theatric Revolution: Drama, Censorship, and Romantic Period Subcultures 1773-1832

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199276752
eISBN:
9780191707643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276752.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This chapter traces the day-to-day workings of the Lord Chamberlain’s Examiner of Plays, the official post of stage censor occupied between 1778 and 1824 by John Larpent and then by the successful ... More


Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle, 1790-1798

David Fairer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199296163
eISBN:
9780191712289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296163.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In this revisionary study of the poetry of Coleridge, Wordsworth, and their friends during the ‘revolutionary decade’ this book questions the accepted literary history of the period and the critical ... More


The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Georgina Green

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book links emerging Romantic ideas about the role of the writer to the ambivalence of the concept of popular sovereignty. In looking closely at how theories about the role of the intellectual or ... More


Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Kenneth R. Johnston

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The French Revolution was greeted with enthusiasm by young British writers and intellectuals like William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, following the lead of slightly older ‘public ... More


Usual and Unusual in 1790s Britain

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The French Revolution and English Romanticism are frequent but strange bedfellows. The rise of Romanticism in the 1790s parallels the decline and defeat of the movement for parliamentary reform. The ... More


‘A gang of disaffected Englishmen’: Spy Nozy and the Somerset Gang

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

James Gillray’s ‘New Morality’ cartoon of August, 1798, illustrating George Canning’s poem of the same name in The Anti-Jacobin, is in effect a police line-up of many of the suspects, both ‘usual’ ... More


Introduction: The Repressive 1790s

John Bugg

in Five Long Winters: The Trials of British Romanticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804785105
eISBN:
9780804787307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785105.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The Introduction establishes the book’s larger political, legal, and cultural contexts, with special attention to the series of repressive laws passed by the British government across the 1790s. It ... More


Introduction

Atle L. Wold

in Scotland and the French Revolutionary War, 1792-1802

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403313
eISBN:
9781474415965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403313.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book aims to cover two main gaps in the research on Scotland in the 1790s: While much work has been done on radicalism, comparatively less work has been carried out on loyalism, and no work has ... More


William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s

Saree Makdisi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226502595
eISBN:
9780226502618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226502618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Modern scholars often find it difficult to account for the profound eccentricities in the work of William Blake, dismissing them as either ahistorical or simply meaningless. But this study develops a ... More


Forming a Social Contract: Hobbes to Anti-Jacobinism

Zoe Beenstock

in The Politics of Romanticism: The Social Contract and Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474401036
eISBN:
9781474422147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401036.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Despite the attempt of social contract theory and its critics to banish Aristotle’s concept of natural sociability, imagery of dismembered bodies resurfaces in political writings circa 1650-1810. ... More


Creating Merchant Churches: The 1790s

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter sketches a social portrait of each congregation during the 1790s. Trinity Episcopal Church retained its colonial-era aura of prestige. Prominent politicians, professionals, and merchants ... More


Introduction

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction lays out the argument of the book, circling around a discussion of Wordsworth’s hesitant expression of reverence for ‘the people, philosophically characterized’. Touching on the ... More


Vox Populi, Vox Dei: Coleridge’s Apologetic Voice of the People

Green Georgina

in The Majesty of the People: Popular Sovereignty and the Role of the Writer in the 1790s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199689064
eISBN:
9780191768170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689064.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter primarily discusses Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1790s’ prose, analysing his anxieties about the passivity of the people as a collective, and the unsolved equation of the people with ... More


Loyalism, Celebrity, and the Politics of Personality: Dibdin in the 1790s

David Kennerley

in Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198812425
eISBN:
9780191853593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812425.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Just as he began to achieve commercial success with his solo shows, Dibdin became embroiled in a series of libel trials following accusations in the press that his songs were plagiarized from Isaac ... More


Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Wendell Bird

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

The early Supreme Court justices wrestled with how much free press and speech is protected by the First Amendment, and with whether the Sedition Act of 1798 violated freedoms of press and speech. ... More


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