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Robert Southey and the Oriental Renaissance

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer (1801) and The Curse of Kehama (1810) reflect a revival of interest in the history, literature, and antiquities of non-European cultures. His notes to both ... More


Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Javed Majeed

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Drawing on contemporary critical work on colonialism and the cross-cultural encounter, this book is a study of the emergence of utilitarianism as a new political language in Britain in the late-18th ... More


Robert Southey and the Infections of Commerce

PHILIP CONNELL

in Romanticism, Economics and the Question of ‘Culture’

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199282050
eISBN:
9780191714221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282050.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Two texts, when taken together, define the limits of ‘Romantic conservatism’ in 19th-century England: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Church and State and Robert Southey's Colloquies on the Progress and ... More


The Rise of Public Health in the Popular Periodical Press: The Political Medicine of W. P. Alison, Robert Gooch, and Robert Ferguson

Megan Coyer

in Literature and Medicine in the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, 1817-1858

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474405607
eISBN:
9781474405621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405607.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines the construction of the ‘political medicine’ of William Pulteney Alison (1790–1859) and Robert Gooch (1784–1830) and its development and popular dissemination through ... More


‘Was it for This …?’: War and Poetic Identity in the Writings of Southey and Poetic Identity in the Writings of Southey and Wordsworth, 1793–1802

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the war and poetic identity in the writings of Robert Southey and Wordsworth. In Southey's blank-verse poem, ‘History,’ he asks himself the repeated question ‘Was it for ... More


Writing Against Empires

Franca Dellarosa

in Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton's Rebellious Poetics, 1782-1814

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381441
eISBN:
9781781382189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381441.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter investigates Edward Rushton’s responsiveness to the tumultuous global dynamics underlying the ongoing alterations of assumed world order, which emerge in his writing with multifaceted ... More


The Occidental Imperative

Saree Makdisi

in Making England Western: Occidentalism, Race, and Imperial Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226923130
eISBN:
9780226923154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923154.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

As the nineteenth century progressed, one kind of Orientalism began to consolidate itself as the dominant form, and it was increasingly fused with Occidentalism. The threat posed by the other kind of ... More


‘History in the Land of Romance’: Poetry and the Peninsular War, 1808–1814

Simon Bainbridge

in British Poetry and the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Visions of Conflict

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198187585
eISBN:
9780191718922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187585.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the relationship of poetry and the Peninsular War. Robert Southey showed the extent to which the unfolding events in Spain has already been imagined, and written, as romance. ... More


The Anti-Jacobins

Marilyn Butler

in Jane Austen and the War of Ideas

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198129684
eISBN:
9780191671838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198129684.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The leading spirits behind The Anti-Jacobin of 1797–1798 were George Canning, William Gifford, and Hookham Frere, intelligent men who liked at least to claim that their targets were ideas rather than ... More


‘The fanciful traditions of early nations’: History, Myth, and Orientalist Poetry in India Prior to James Mill

Daniel Sanjiv Roberts

in Rethinking British Romantic History, 1770–1845

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199687084
eISBN:
9780191766992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687084.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers the assimilation of Indian mythology by British poets and historians in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Indian myths are often subjected to European modes ... More


Spanish America and British Romanticism, 1777-1826: Rewriting Conquest

Rebecca Cole Heinowitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748638680
eISBN:
9780748651702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638680.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Robert Southey did not exaggerate when he described the England of his day as ‘South American mad’. As Spain's hold on its colonies progressively weakened during the late eighteenth and early ... More


Parallel Romantics: The Alternative Norse-Influenced Tradition

Heather O’Donoghue

in English Poetry and Old Norse Myth: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199562183
eISBN:
9780191789489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562183.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

Chapter Three examines the influence of Old Norse myth on poets generally held to be outside, or on the fringes of, the group of major English Romantic poets, who had by and large failed to turn to ... More


Wales and the American West

Juliet Shields

in Nation and Migration: The Making of British Atlantic Literature, 1765-1835

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190272555
eISBN:
9780190272579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190272555.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Although the Welsh migrated to the United States in smaller numbers than the Scots or the Irish, they posed a challenge to dominant discourses of Anglo-American liberty that traced American national ... More


Introduction

Javed Majeed

in Ungoverned Imaginings: James Mill's The History of British India and Orientalism

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198117865
eISBN:
9780191671098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198117865.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the emergence of utilitarianism as a political language in Britain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, focusing upon James Mill's The History of British India (1817). It ... More


Dissenting Memory

Kevin Gilmartin

in William Hazlitt: Political Essayist

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198709312
eISBN:
9780191785405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709312.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Hazlitt expressed his commitment to political and social change by identifying himself as a “Revolutionist,” a term that signaled his commitment to the spiritual traditions of English sectarian ... More


Byron’s Opposition

John Owen Havard

in Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760-1830

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198833130
eISBN:
9780191881558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833130.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines Byron’s poetry in relation to his continuing attachment to an oppositional ‘party’ role, on the one hand, and his cultivated detachment from English politics, on the other. ... More


Introduction

Geordan Hammond and David Ceri Jones

in George Whitefield: Life, Context, and Legacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198747079
eISBN:
9780191809330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747079.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This introduction to the volume provides in the first instance a brief overview of George Whitefield’s life and career, delineating its main features, and highlighting Whitefield’s key interests and ... More


Conclusion: Reputation and Significance

W. B. Patterson

in Thomas Fuller: Discovering England's Religious Past

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198793700
eISBN:
9780191835513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793700.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Fuller’s books about England’s religious past helped to stimulate an outpouring of historical writing. Peter Heylyn wrote about some of the same subjects as Fuller, and so did Gilbert Burnet, Edward ... More


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