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Queen of the Field Place Hive

Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi

in Shelley’s Goddess: Maternity, Language, Subjectivity

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195073843
eISBN:
9780199855179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195073843.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The chapter attempts to uncover Percy Bysshe Shelley’s relationship with his mother, Elizabeth Shelley, in his infancy and youth. However, the limited material available requires the use of ... More


Love's “Very Essence Is Liberty”

Andrew Cayton

in Love in the Time of Revolution: Transatlantic Literary Radicalism and Historical Change, 1793-1818

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607504
eISBN:
9781469608266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607504.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter talks about the runaway romance between Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Godwin. Percy Bysshe Shelley was twenty-one in the early summer of 1814. Although he could not have known it, he had ... More


Shelley

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the treatment and explanation of the topics of apocalypse and millennium in the works of English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. It suggests that the succession of ... More


‘Any thing human or earthly’: Shelley’s Letters and Poetry

Madeleine Callaghan

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter shifts the terms of previously rare discussions of Shelley’s letters to show that there is a comparable mode of self-fashioning across the letters and the poetry. The balance between ... More


Palliating Humanity in The Last Man

Brittany Pladek

in Poetics of Palliation: Romantic Literary Therapy, 1790-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942210
eISBN:
9781789629972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942210.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter four examines Mary Shelley’s 1826 novel The Last Man, which tells the story of an incurable plague that kills all of humanity. Shelley interrogates the Romantic belief in the possibility of a ... 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


Introduction

Morton D. Paley

in Apocalypse and Millenium in English Romantic Poetry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199262175
eISBN:
9780191698828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262175.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the interrelationship between the ideas of apocalypse and millennium in English Romantic poetry. The imminence of an ... More


. Shelley's Vitalist “Witch”

Denise Gigante

in Life: Organic Form and Romanticism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136852
eISBN:
9780300155587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136852.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the depiction of the living form in Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem The Witch of Atlas. It shows how Shelley broke free from the narrative allegory implied by the ottava rima verse ... More


Romantic Poet Legislators: An End of Torture

Julie A. Carlson

in Speaking about Torture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242245
eISBN:
9780823242283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242245.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the resurgence of debates regarding the legitimacy of torture in the context of British Romantic-era affirmations of the centrality of imagination and the arts to social policy ... More


‘Breathing Human Passion’: Cornwall and Popular Romanticism

in Bright Stars: John Keats, Barry Cornwall and Romantic Literary Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312113
eISBN:
9781846315145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312113.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the role of Bryan Cornwall in the popularisation of romanticism in England. It discusses Cornwall's influence on the reception of John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley and ... More


The Art of Losing: Shelley’s Adonais

Karen Swann

in Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284184
eISBN:
9780823286157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284184.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Reviving pastoral elegiac form in Adonais, his elegy on the death of Keats, Shelley engages Keats’s allegorical style, which revives antique figures in order to show them passing on. This chapter ... More


. Power to the People

Michael Brian Schiffer

in Draw the Lightning Down: Benjamin Franklin and Electrical Technology in the Age of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520238022
eISBN:
9780520939851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238022.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter reports that the collectors and hobbyists acquired electrical technology for display and use at home. Electrical technology became a diversified consumer product and underwent ... More


Rebinding Prometheus to the Caucasus: Idealism’s Other Solution

Jared Hickman

in Black Prometheus: Race and Radicalism in the Age of Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190272586
eISBN:
9780190272609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272586.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Another set of traditional geographical associations of Prometheus—with the Caucasus—acquired new significance in light of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century theories of the white race as originating ... More


Shelley’s Poetry and Suffering

Michael Scrivener

in Commemorating Peterloo: Violence, Resilience, and Claim-making during the Romantic Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474428569
eISBN:
9781474465007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428569.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

After Peterloo in 1819-20, P. B. Shelley was thinking through poetry-by metaphors, myths, associations, and symbolic connections-for alternatives to authoritarian politics; he explored how the mind ... More


Shelley’s Pod People

Karen Swann

in Lives of the Dead Poets: Keats, Shelley, Coleridge

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284184
eISBN:
9780823286157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284184.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter engages contemporary accounts of Shelley as a visitant only tenuously connected to life and brings this biographical material into conversation with his The Witch of Atlas. In that poem, ... More


Sex, Science, and Liberty: The Resurrection of Satan in Nineteenth-Century (Counter) Culture

Ruben van Luijk

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses the turning point in the history of Satanism from early modern attribution to contemporary identification, which can be located in the nineteenth century–especially in literary ... More


Shelley and the Revolution

John J. McDermott (ed.)

in The Basic Writings of Josiah Royce, Volume I: Culture, Philosophy, and Religion

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823224838
eISBN:
9780823284887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823224838.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter presents Josiah Royce's thoughts on poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. As a great man of the age of Revolution, and as a most characteristic man, Shelley is a form of life that must not be left ... More


Translator's Introduction to “Rousseau and English Romanticism” (1978)

Patience Moll

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction to Paul de Man's essay ‘Rousseau and English Romanticism’ (1978), translated from the French Rousseau et le romantisme anglais, discusses significant variations within the ... More


Shelley Burning: The Mediterranean and British Culture

Robert Holland

in The Warm South: How the Mediterranean Shaped the British Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300235920
eISBN:
9780300240870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300235920.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter considers the origins of British engagement with the Mediterranean, going back to August 1822, when Lord George Byron, his friend Edward Trelawny, a gaggle of Tuscan soldiers, and a ... More


Bertolt Brecht’s California Poetry: Mimesis or Modernism?

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

It was Bertolt Brecht who gave Los Angeles a bad name in German literature. Even critics who are not familiar with the original German verse love to cite Brecht's scathing poem comparing Los Angeles ... More


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