A one-stop resource containing introductory material through to practical case studies in reading primary and secondary texts to introducing criticism and new directions in research.
Sue Chaplin is Senior Lecturer in English at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. She is the Executive Officer of the International Gothic Association, Executive Member of the British Association for Romanticism Studies and commissioning editor of the Romanticism division of the online journal Literature Compass. Joel Faflak is Associate Professor in English Studies at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His books include Romantic Psychoanalysis (SUNY Press, 2007) and Sanity, Madness, Transformation: The Psyche of Romanticism (editor, University of Toronto Press, 2005)
Table of Contents:
Detailed Table of Contents Series Introduction Introduction, Susan Chaplin & Joel Faflak 1. Historical Context with Timeline, Joel Faflak 2. Literary and Cultural Context, Susan Chaplin 3. Case Studies in Reading 1: Key Primary Literary Texts, Rhian Williams 4. Case Studies in Reading 2: Key Theoretical and Critical Texts, Susan Chaplin 5. Key Critics, Concepts and Topics, Adeline Johns-Putra 6. Changes in Critical Responses and Approaches, Joel Faflak 7. Changes in the Canon, Simon Kovesi 8. Sexuality and Gender, Elizabeth Fay 9. Race and Ethnicity, Carol Bolton 10. Mapping the Current Critical Landscape, Peter Kitson Annotated Bibliography Appendix 1: Teaching, Curriculum and Learning (online) Appendix 2: Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terminology Index
'Joel Faflak and Sue Chaplin have produced an invaluable entryway into the study of Romanticism. With its sophisticated combination of key terms, figures, genres, and movements alongside close reading of representative works and in depth analysis of contemporary critical trends and landmarks, this introduction engages an expanded Romantic canon with precision and aplomb. Faflak's historical overview sets a high bar to which all subsequent essays rise. The result is an excellent presentation of novel and challenging approaches to a changing field of study. Students preparing for finals or a major essay will want to consult every essay in the volume, while those encountering Romanticism for the first time will find this a steady reference and constant helpmate. Highly recommended.'--Sanford Lakoff