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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


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


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


Translation’s Bastards:: Mimicry and Linguistic Hybridity

Padma Rangarajan

in Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the evolving discomfort over the implications of cultural translation over the course of the nineteenth century. It traces how colonial translations moved from an aesthetic ... More


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