Romantic cruxes reimagined

Morrison, R (2024) 'Romantic cruxes reimagined.' In: Morrison, R, ed. The Oxford handbook of British Romantic prose. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9780198834540

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Our understanding of British Romanticism has long been weighted heavily in favour of the many achievements of its poets. The Oxford Handbook of British Romantic Prose vigorously contests this perception by revealing the many ways in which scholars are reassessing delineations of Romanticism in order to include and comprehensively evaluate the accomplishments of its nonfiction prose writers. The Handbook contains fifty-four chapters divided into eight sections, and reveals the immense variety and exuberance of British Romantic nonfiction prose. It brings together texts from the celebrated through the marginalized to the almost entirely forgotten. It assesses the interactions—often vexed, sometimes deeply congruent—between Romantic poetry and nonfiction prose, and between Romantic fiction and nonfiction. It reimagines comparisons, confronts paradoxes, considers historical and contemporary methodologies, and suggests future lines of inquiry. Throughout the focus is on cogent expression rather than abstruse observation, and on chapters that contain, not dutiful surveys, but engagingly evaluative assessments.

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definitions of Romanticism, Romantic prose and poetry, Romantic fiction and nonfiction, multidisciplinarity, ‘non-literary’ or ‘un-literally’ texts

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Date Deposited: 20 May 2024 14:56
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