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Gothic romanticism: architecture, politics, and literary form

Gothic romanticism: architecture, politics, and literary form

Duggett, Tom

This series of close readings relates architecture, politics, and literary form to shed new light on the works of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey, offering new insights. Gothic Romanticism, winner of the 2010 MLA Prize for Independent Scholars, is a study of the relationship between British Romanticism and the Gothic Revival. Reading a wide range of canonical and raretexts, and spanning the Romantic discourses of architecture, politics, and literary form, the book recovers the collaborative project of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southeyfor a purified 'Gothic' poetry and a 'second Gothic' culture

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Published New York; Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Tom Duggett
ISBN: 0230109039, 9780230109032
Note: Formerly CIP.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: x, 219 p.
Series: Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
Subject: English; Literature; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Gothic literature Great Britain History and criticism.; Literary studies: c 1600 to c 1800; 18th century, c 1700 to c 1799; United Kingdom, Great Britain; Gothic revival (Literature) Great Britain.; Europe; Literature: history & criticism; Literary studies: general; Literary form History 19th century.; National characteristics, American, in literature.; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Ireland; English poetry 19th century History and criticism.; Romanticism; Romanticism Great Britain.; Lake poets.; Architecture in literature.; Literary theory; Gothic
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Nineteenth-century major lives and letters.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780230615328

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Romantic Poets and Gothic Culture
  3. Radical Gothic: Politics and Antiquarianism in Salisbury Plain (1794)
  4. "By Gothic Virtue Won": Romantic Poets Fighting the Peninsular War
  5. Wordsworth's Gothic Education
  6. Conclusion: The Staring Nation

Author note

Tom Duggett teaches in the Sino-British College of the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology.

Description

Gothic Romanticism is a study of the relationship between British Romanticism and the Gothic Revival. Reading a wide range of canonical and rare texts, and spanning the Romantic discourses of architecture, politics, and literary form, the book recovers the collaborative project of Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Southey for a purified 'Gothic' poetry and a 'second Gothic' culture.