Romantic Misfits

The narrow focus of Romantic Misfits is the process of inclusion, and exclusion, that was influential in the final shaping of institutional Romanticism. But the broader context engages with the marked ideological shifts of the Romantic ...

Romantic Misfits

This book explores the false starts and disturbances of Romantic writing in Britain - 'misfits' and misfittings - as both a constitutive challenge to canonical romanticism and a distinctive literary field worth examining on its own account. Misfits include the Shakespeare forger W.H. Ireland, the novel itself, and the culture of Dissent.

This Is Enlightenment

... is associate professor of English at New York University and author of Romanticism and the Human Sciences: Poetry, ... 1750–1820: A Genealogy and Romantic Misfits. mary poovey is founder of the Institute for the History of the ...

This Is Enlightenment

Debates about the nature of the Enlightenment date to the eighteenth century, when Imanual Kant himself addressed the question, “What is Enlightenment?” The contributors to this ambitious book offer a paradigm-shifting answer to that now-famous query: Enlightenment is an event in the history of mediation. Enlightenment, they argue, needs to be engaged within the newly broad sense of mediation introduced here—not only oral, visual, written, and printed media, but everything that intervenes, enables, supplements, or is simply in between. With essays addressing infrastructure and genres, associational practices and protocols, this volume establishes mediation as the condition of possibility for enlightenment. In so doing, it not only answers Kant’s query; it also poses its own broader question: how would foregrounding mediation change the kinds and areas of inquiry in our own epoch? This Is Enlightenment is a landmark volumewith the polemical force and archival depth to start a conversation that extends across the disciplines that the Enlightenment itself first configured.

Romantic Prayer

Mee , Jon , Romanticism , Enthusiasm and Regulation : Poetics and the Policing of Culture in the Romantic Period ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2005 ) . Miles , Robert , Romantic Misfits ( Houndmills : Palgrave Macmillan , 2008 ) ...

Romantic Prayer

Whilst religion and the secular have been continually debated contexts for literature of the Romantic era, the dominant scholarly focus has been on doctrines and denominations. In analysing the motif of devotion, Romantic Prayer shifts attention to the quintessential articulation of religion as lived experience, as practice, and as a performative rather than descriptive phenomenon. In an era when the tenability and rationality of prayer was much contested, poetry—a form with its own interlinked history with prayer—was a unique place to register what prayer meant in modernity. This study illustrates how the discourse of prayer continually intervened in the way that poetic practices evolved and responded to the religious and secular questions of the eighteenth and nineteenth-century moment. After laying out the details of prayer's historical position in the Romantic era across a spread of religious traditions, Romantic Prayer turns to a range of writers, from the identifiably religious to the staunchly sceptical. William Cowper and Anna Letitia Barbauld are shown to use poetry to reflect and reinvent the ideals of prayer inherited from their own denominational histories. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's work is analysed as part of a long engagement with the rationality of prayer, culminating in an explicit 'philosophy' of prayer; William Wordsworth—by contrast—keeps prayer at an aesthetic distance, continually alluding to prayerful language but rarely committing to devotional voice itself. John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Lord Byron are treated in the context of departing from Christianity, under the influence of Enlightenment, materialist, and atheist critiques—what happens to prayer in poetry when prayer as a language traditionally conceived is becoming impossible to maintain?

The Romantic Misfit

While I might call this write 'Historical & Romantic Fiction', I can write that it states no dates or times in the history of ... This is a tale of a Misfit, born with an ugliness to the face and frame so that he walks frail and bent.

The Romantic Misfit


Living as an Author in the Romantic Period

McGann, Jerome J., The Romantic Ideology: A Critical Investigation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983). McGurl, Mark, The Program Era: Postwar Fiction ... Miles, Robert, Romantic Misfits (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Living as an Author in the Romantic Period

This book explores how authors profited from their writings in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, contending that the most tangible benefits were social, rather than financial or aesthetic. It examines authors’ interactions with publishers; the challenges of literary sociability; the vexed construction of enduring careers; the factors that prevented most aspiring writers (particularly the less privileged) from accruing significant rewards; the rhetorical professionalisation of periodicals; and the manners in which emerging paradigms and technologies catalysed a belated transformation in how literary writing was consumed and perceived.

Richard Polwhele and Romantic Culture

2005). Milden, Kayleigh, '“Are You Church or Chapel”: Perceptions of Spatial and Spiritual Identity within Cornish Methodism', Cornish Studies 12 (2012), 144–165. Miles, Robert, Romantic Misfits (London: Palgrave, 2012).

Richard Polwhele and Romantic Culture

Richard Polwhele was a writer of rare energies. Today known only for The Unsex’d Females and its attack on radical women writers, Polwhele was a historian, translator, memoirist, and poet. As an indigent Cornish gentleman clergyman and JP, his extensive written output encompassed sermons, open letters, and even headstone verse. This book recovers the lost Polwhele, locating him within an archipelagic understanding of the vitality and complexity inherent in the loyalist tradition with British Romantic culture via a range of previously unexamined texts and manuscript sources. Torn between a desire for sociability and an appetite (and capacity) for a good argument, Polwhele’s outspoken contributions across a range of disciplines testify to the variety and dynamism of what has previously been considered provincial and reactionary. This book locates Polwhele’s work within key preoccupations of the age: the social, economic and political valences of literary sociability in the age of print; the meaning of loyalism in an age of revolution; the meaning of place and belonging; enthusiasm, religious or otherwise; and the self-fashioning of the provincial man of letters. In doing so it argues for a broader definition of Romanticism than the one that has typed Polwhele as an unpalatable embarrassment and the anachronistic voice of provincial High Tory reaction. This volume will be of interest to those working in the field of late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British Literature, with a particular focus on politics and on the nature of literary production and identity across the non-metropolitan areas of the British Isles.

Necromanticism

Jacqueline M. Labbe WRITING ROMANTICISM Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, 1784–1807 Michelle Levy FAMILY AUTHORSHIP AND ROMANTIC PRINT CULTURE April London LITERARY HISTORY WRITING, 1770–1820 Robert Miles ROMANTIC MISFITS Tom Mole ...

Necromanticism

Necromanticism is a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices.

Writing Romanticism

Jacqueline M. Labbe WRITING ROMANTICISM Charlotte Smith and William Wordsworth, 1784–1807 Michelle Levy FAMILY AUTHORSHIP AND ROMANTIC PRINT CULTURE April London LITERARY HISTORY WRITING, 1770–1820 Robert Miles ROMANTIC MISFITS Tom Mole ...

Writing Romanticism

What is 'Wordsworthian' Romanticism and how did it evolve? This book argues that only by reading Charlotte Smith's poetry in tandem with William Wordsworth's can this question be answered, demonstrating their mutual contribution to the creation of the 'Wordsworthian', through literary analysis and historical contextualizing of their writings.

Romanticism and Blackwood s Magazine

Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print General Editors: Professor Anne K. Mellor ... AND ROMANTIC PRINT CULTURE April London LITERARY HISTORY WRITING, 1770–1820 Robert Miles ROMANTIC MISFITS Tom Mole ...

Romanticism and Blackwood s Magazine

This collection of essays throws vast new light on the most significant literary-political journal of the Romantic age. Its chapters analyze Blackwood's wide-ranging contributions on some of the most topical issues in Romantic studies, including celebrity, British versus Scottish nationalism, and the rise of terror and detective fiction.

Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance

German and French literature, at times direct), Conrad's relationship to Polish romance is a large field unto itself, ... See also Robert Miles, Romantic Misfits, Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of ...

Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance

In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. Baxter examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles's model of the 'philosophical romance' to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.

Romanticism History Historicism

His current work includes ahistoricalmaterialistbook on Romanticism,five volumes of Newgate Narratives,andthe ... 2002);Ann Radcliffe: The Great Enchantress (1995); Jane Austen: Writers andTheir Work(2003); and Romantic Misfits (2008).

Romanticism  History  Historicism

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, 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.

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel

Michelle Levy FAMILY AUTHORSHIP AND ROMANTIC PRINT CULTURE April London LITERARY HISTORY WRITING, 1770–1820 Robert Miles ROMANTIC MISFITS Tom Mole BYRON'S ROMANTIC CELEBRITY Industrial Culture and the Hermeneutic of Intimacy Nicola ...

The Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth Century British Novel

Gambling permeated the daily lives of eighteenth-century Britons of all classes. This book explicates the relationship between the rampant gambling in eighteenth-century England, the new forms of gambling-inspired capitalism that transformed British society, and novels that interrogate the new socio-economy of long odds and lucky breaks.

Ann Radcliffe Romanticism and the Gothic

Introduction to Grasville Abbey: A Romance. By George Moore. New York: Arno Press, i–vi. ... The Romantic Ideology: A Critical Investigation. University of Chicago Press. ... Romantic Misfits. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Ann Radcliffe  Romanticism and the Gothic

This book offers unique and fresh perspectives upon the literary productions of one of the most highly remunerated and widely admired authors of the Romantic period, Ann Radcliffe (1764–1823). While drawing upon, consolidating and enriching the critical impulses reflected in Radcliffe scholarship to date, this collection of essays, composed by a range of renowned scholars of the Romantic period, also foregrounds the hitherto neglected aspects of the author's work. Radcliffe's relations to Romantic-era travel writing; the complex political ideologies that lie behind her historiographic endeavours; her poetry and its relation to institutionalised forms of Romanticism; and her literary connections to eighteenth-century women's writing are all examined in this collection. Offering fresh considerations of the well-known Gothic fictions and extending the appreciation of Radcliffe in new critical directions, the collection reappraises Radcliffe's full oeuvre within the wider literary and political contexts of her time.

Romanticism and Caricature

00\l (Am—l— IO II I2 13 I4 15 16 I7 18 I9 20 2I 22 7-3 House, 2008); Robert Miles, Romantic Misfits (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Sara Malton, Forgery in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture: Fictions of Finance (New ...

Romanticism and Caricature

Ian Haywood explores the 'Golden Age' of caricature through the close reading of key, iconic prints by artists including James Gillray, George and Robert Cruikshank, and Thomas Rowlandson. This approach both illuminates the visual and ideological complexity of graphic satire and demonstrates how this art form transformed Romantic-era politics into a unique and compelling spectacle of corruption, monstrosity and resistance. New light is cast on major Romantic controversies including the 'revolution debate' of the 1790s, the impact of Thomas Paine's 'infidel' Age of Reason, the introduction of paper money and the resulting explosion of executions for forgery, the propaganda campaign against Napoleon, the revolution in Spain, the Peterloo massacre, the Queen Caroline scandal, and the Reform Bill crisis. Overall, the volume offers important new insights into the relationship between art, satire and politics in a key period of history.

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism

8Pittock, Scottish and Irish Romanticism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), p. 28. 8 Letter to Lady Louisa Stuart, 31 January 1817, quoted in M. H. ... QRobert Miles, Romantic Misfits (Houndsmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), p. 1.

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism

This is the first and only guide to Scottish Romanticism. It captures the best of critical debate as well as presenting exciting new approaches to a distinctively Scottish Romanticism in literary theory, religious studies, music and song and the thematic

The Boy Man Masculinity and Immaturity in the Long Nineteenth Century

In pathologising the Romantic boy-men I draw upon Robert Miles's description of 'Romantic misfits'. Miles defines these 'misfits' in the opposition between the producers of canonical literature, and the extra-canonical creators of ...

The Boy Man  Masculinity and Immaturity in the Long Nineteenth Century

This book explores the evolution of male writers marked by peculiar traits of childlike immaturity. The ‘Boy-Man’ emerged from the nexus of Rousseau’s counter-Enlightenment cultural primitivism, Sensibility’s ‘Man of Feeling’, the Chattertonian poet maudit, and the Romantic idealisation of childhood. The Romantic era saw the proliferation of boy-men, who congregated around such metropolitan institutions as The London Magazine. These included John Keats, Leigh Hunt, Charles Lamb, Hartley Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and Thomas Hood. In the period of the French Revolution, terms of childishness were used against such writers as Wordsworth, Keats, Hunt and Lamb as a tool of political satire. Yet boy-men writers conversely used their amphibian child-adult literary personae to critique the masculinist ideologies of their era. However, the growing cultural and political conservatism of the nineteenth century, and the emergence of a canon of serious literature, inculcated the relegation of the boy-men from the republic of letters.

The Female Gothic

For the performative aspect of Habermas's public sphere theory, see my Romantic Misfits (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 13–18. Marshall Brown, The Gothic Text (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2005), 31.

The Female Gothic

This rich and varied collection of essays makes a timely contribution to critical debates about the Female Gothic, a popular but contested area of literary studies. The contributors revisit key Gothic themes - gender, race, the body, monstrosity, metaphor, motherhood and nationality - to open up new critical directions.

Shakespeare Studies Today

Robert Miles, for example, in his compelling study of Romantic Misfits (2008), mounts a spirited defense of Habermas's public ... of the autonomous subject”) said to characterize “Romanticism's institutionalized critical practice” (p.

Shakespeare Studies Today

The Romantics invented Shakespeare studies, and in losing contact with our origins, we have not been able to develop an adequate alternative foundation on which to build our work. This book asserts that among Shakespeareans at present, the level of conviction required to sustain a healthy critical practice is problematically if not dangerously low, and the qualities which the Romantics valued in an engagement with Shakespeare are either ignored these days or fundamentally misunderstood.

Novel Minds

Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print General Editors: Professor Anne K. Mellor and Professor ... 1770–1820 Robert Miles ROMANTIC MISFITS Tom Mole BYRON'S ROMANTIC CELEBRITY Industrial Culture and the ...

Novel Minds

Eighteenth-century philosophy owes much to the early novel. Using the figure of the romance reader this book tells a new story of eighteenth-century reading. The impressionable mind and mutable identity of the romance reader haunt eighteenth-century definitions of the self, and the seductions of fiction insist on making an appearance in philosophy.

Sympathy Sensibility and the Literature of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

... 1770–1820 Robert Miles ROMANTIC MISFITS Tom Mole BYRON'S ROMANTIC CELEBRITY Industrial Culture and the Hermeneutic of Intimacy Nicola Parsons READING GOSSIP IN EARLY EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND Jessica Richard THE ROMANCE OF GAMBLING ...

Sympathy  Sensibility and the Literature of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

What makes it possible for self-interest, cruelty and violence to become part of the benevolent, compassionate ideology of eighteenth-century sensibility? This book explores forms of emotional response, including sympathy, tears, swoons and melancholia through a range of eighteenth-century literary, philosophical and scientific texts.