Romanticism, History, Historicism: Essays on an Orthodoxy

Damian Walford Davies (Editor)

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The (re)turn to history in Romantic Studies in the 1980s marked the beginning of a critical orthodoxy that continues to condition, if not define, our sense of the Romantic period twenty-five years on. Romantic New Historicism's revisionary engagements have played a central role in the realignment of the field and in the expansion of the Romantic canon. In this major new collection of eleven essays, discipline-defining critics reflect on New Historicism's inheritance, its achievements and its limitations. Integrating a self-reflexive engagement with New Historicism's history and detailed attention to a range of Romantic lives and literary texts, the collection offers a close-up view of Romanticism's hybrid present, and a dynamic vision of its future.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages234
ISBN (Print)9780415961127
Publication statusPublished - 08 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameRoutledge studies in romanticism


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