Poetic Form and British Romanticism

Calling into question that history, Stuart Curran demonstrates that the Romantic poets, far from being indifferent or hostile to popular forms of literature were actually obsessed with them as repositories of literary conventions and ...

Poetic Form and British Romanticism

Across Europe, and particularly in Great Britain, the Romantic age coincided with a large-scale revival of lost literatures and the first attempts to create a coherent history of Western literature. Calling into question that history, Stuart Curran demonstrates that the Romantic poets, far from being indifferent or hostile to popular forms of literature were actually obsessed with them as repositories of literary conventions and conveyors of implicit ideological value. Whether in their proccupation with fixed forms, which resulted in the incomparable artistry of Romantic odes, or in their rethinking of major genres like the pastoral, the epic, and the romance, the Romantic poets transformed every element they touched to suit their own democratic, secular and skeptical ethos--a world view recognizably modern in its dimensions.

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Poetic Form and British Romanticism
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Stuart Curran
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-02-22 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Across Europe, and particularly in Great Britain, the Romantic age coincided with a large-scale revival of lost literatures and the first attempts to create a coherent history of Western literature. Calling into question that history, Stuart Curran demonstrates that the Romantic poets, far from being indifferent or hostile to popular
Reading Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 628
Authors: Tom Furniss, Michael Bath
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: Pearson Education

'Reading Poetry' provides a structured introduction to ideas and techniques which will enable students to produce informed and exciting readings of poetry.
British Romanticism and Italian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Tom Furniss, Michael Bath
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-01-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Drawing on a long-standing tradition of fictional images, British writers of the Romantic period defined and constructed Italy as a land that naturally invites inscription and description. In their works, Italy is a cultural geography so heavily overwritten with discourse that it becomes the natural recipient of further fictional transformations.
Poetic and Dramatic Forms in British Romanticism
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Franca Dellarosa
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher:

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British Romanticism and Continental Influences
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: P. Mortensen
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-02-03 - Publisher: Springer

During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts that seemed both attractive and repulsive,