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John Clare’s Gypsies

Sarah Houghton-Walker

in Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719472
eISBN:
9780191788581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719472.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at various gypsy poems by John Clare as exemplary of the way in which the social and economic pressures outlined in Chapter 1 impact upon literary representations of gypsies, ... More


Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Sara Guyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Homelessness, Romanticism argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at ... More


Introduction

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about English poet John Clare's poetry and its place in the literary culture of his time. The chapters in this volume provide an ... More


Can the Poet Speak?

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on debates about editing John Clare's manuscripts and argues that both the position that Clare's poems should be preserved without editorial intervention and that his grammar and ... More


Mr Knight's Best Small Capitals

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter contends that this was the first age of print, the age when, as the New Monthly put it, print became ‘like to the air we breathe’, ‘the medium through which we receive every idea and ... More


The Poetics of Homelessness

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter uses the critical account of Clare as a displaced person, together with two key phrases in Clare's prose “out of my knowledge” and “homeless at home” to describe the paradoxical ... More


The Origins and Ends of Poetic Genius

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter shows that there are two conceptions of the relation between poetry and life. One appears when in his Journal, Clare articulates his own conception of literary posterity and the other is ... More


Clare's Lyric: John Clare and Three Modern Poets

Stephanie Kuduk Weiner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199688029
eISBN:
9780191772511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688029.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book considers the lyric poems written by John Clare and three twentieth-century poets—Arthur Symons, Edmund Blunden, and John Ashbery—who turned to him at pivotal moments in their own ... More


Rustic Spenserian

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the influence of Edmund Spenser's Shepheardes Calender on John Clare's The Shepherd's Calendar. It explains that Spenser's work established a new kind of English pastoral and ... More


Cloud Studies: The Visible Invisible

Mary Jacobus

in Romantic Things: A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226390666
eISBN:
9780226390680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390680.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

With the rise in popularity of cloud-spotting and the emergence of the principles of cloud formation through Luke Howard’s work, the discussion of clouds as objects begins to fascinate. Are they ... More


John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Mina Gorji

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315381
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Traditional accounts of Romantic and nineteenth-century poetry have depicted John Clare as a peripheral figure, an ‘original genius’ whose talents set him apart from the mainstream of contemporary ... More


Village Minstrel

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Clare's poem The Village Minstrel. It discusses Clare's influences in writing this poem, including Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queen, James Beattie's Minstrel and William ... More


The Place of Poetry

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Clare's creative transformations of religious writing and the Psalms in one of his finest poems, To the Snipe. It discusses the religious language of the poem and traces ... More


Artfully Artless

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines John Clare's first published poem collection titled Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery. It explains that Clare was initially known as the ‘Northamptonshire peasant’ and ... More


Inventions of Self-Identity

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the role of self-identity (or personal identity) in a politics focused on populations and multitudes. The chapter discusses modern conceptions of personhood and the meaning of ... More


Uncouth Rhymes

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the influence of Thomas Gray's Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard on the works of John Clare. It considers Clare's own elegies including the ‘uncouth rhymes’ he carved on ... More


Cases of Poetry: Romantic Biographers and the Origins of Psychobiography

James Whitehead

in Madness and the Romantic Poet: A Critical History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198733706
eISBN:
9780191798054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198733706.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks at how nineteenth-century biography picked up and transformed the image of the Romantic mad poet from earlier periodical criticism. This occurred first in brief lives and ‘cases of ... More


The Life of Reading

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The introduction gives an overview of the book and its argument. It describes the simultaneous emergence in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries of romanticism as a poetics of life and ... More


The Viability of Poetry

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines Paul de Man's formative account of the lyric, its simultaneous interest in animation and allergy to matters of life, before turning to Barbara Johnson's feminist revision of de ... More


Epilogue

in John Clare and the Place of Poetry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311635
eISBN:
9781846315381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846311635.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on John Clare and his poems. It has described the intricate ways in which Clare was placed, and placed himself among the poets and in the literary ... More


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