The Routledge History of Literature in English

Britain and Ireland

Author: Ronald Carter,John McRae

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415123429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 9518


This new guide to the main developments in the history of British and Irish Literature uniquely charts some of the main features of literary language development and highlights key language topics. Clearly structured and highly readable, unlike traditional histories of literature it spans over a thousand years of literary history from AD 600 to the present day. It emphasizes the growth of literary writing, its traditions, conventions and changing characteristics, and includes literature from the margins, both geographical and cultural. Key features of the book are: * an up-to-date guide to the major periods of literature in English in Britain and Ireland * extensive coverage of post-1945 literature * language notes spanning AD 600 to the present * extensive quotations from poetry, prose and drama * a timeline of the important historical and political events This will be essential reading for all students of English literature and language.

British Romantic Drama

Historical and Critical Essays

Author: Terence Allan Hoagwood,Daniel P. Watkins

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838637432

Category: Drama

Page: 235

View: 636


The present volume attempts a systematic explanation of various dimensions of Romantic drama by foregrounding both the theoretical and practical questions bearing on Romantic drama in its historical situation. In this effort, the volume intentionally gravitates toward discussion of lesser-known works of the period, rather than such major dramas as Manfred or Prometheus Unbound. This is because the poetic dramas by Byron and Shelley have already been the subject of many useful historicist investigations, and also because lesser-known works - for instance, the dramas of Scott, Wordsworth's Borderers, and the many revolutionary and counter-revolutionary dramas of the period - provide avenues into historical and ideological issues that cannot be adequately addressed by exclusive attention to dramas long recognized as canonical.

Politics and Genre in the Works of Elizabeth Hamilton, 1756-1816

Author: Claire Grogan

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409450880

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 6202


In the first book-length study of Elizabeth Hamilton, Grogan addresses a significant gap in scholarship and complicates critical understanding of the Romantic woman writer. Arguing that politically centrist writers have been overlooked, Grogan suggests that situating Hamilton in terms of the Jacobin/anti-Jacobin framework obscures her radical innovations in the deployment of genre. Hamilton's example shows new strategies for uncovering the means by which women writers participated in the revolutionary debate.