Wordsworth and the Writing of the Nation

Wordsworth and the Writing of the Nation

Shedding fresh light on Wordsworth's contested relationship with an England that changed dramatically over the course of his career, James Garrett places the poet's lifelong attempt to control his literary representation within the context ...

Author: James M. Garrett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134782062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Shedding fresh light on Wordsworth's contested relationship with an England that changed dramatically over the course of his career, James Garrett places the poet's lifelong attempt to control his literary representation within the context of national ideas of self-determination represented by the national census, national survey, and national museum. Garrett provides historical background on the origins of these three institutions, which were initiated in Britain near the turn of the nineteenth century, and shows how their development converged with Wordsworth's own as a writer. The result is a new narrative for Wordsworth studies that re-integrates the early, middle, and late periods of the poet's career. Detailed critical discussions of Wordsworth's poetry, including works that are not typically accorded significant attention, force us to reconsider the usual view of Wordsworth as a fading middle-aged poet withdrawing into the hills. Rather, Wordsworth's ceaseless reworking of earlier poems and the flurry of new publications between 1814 and 1820 reveal Wordsworth as an engaged public figure attempting to 'write the nation' and position himself as the nation's poet.
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Census Map Museum

Census  Map  Museum

Author: James Michael Garrett

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ISBN: OCLC:42779509

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Wordsworth s Poetic Collections Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception

Wordsworth s Poetic Collections  Supplementary Writing and Parodic Reception

Garrett describes Wordsworth's patriotism in that 1816 volume in Wordsworth and the Writing of the Nation, pp. 81–9. On British Romantic nationalism and the ...

Author: Brian R Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317322276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Wordsworth’s process of revision, his organization of poetic volumes and his supplementary writings are often seen as distinct from his poetic composition. Bates asserts that an analysis of these supplementary writings and paratexts are necessary to a full understanding of Wordsworth’s poetry.
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Literature and the Nation

Literature and the Nation

JAMES M. GARRETT Surveying and Writing the Nation : Wordsworth's Black Comb and 1816 Commemorative Poems Surrounded by failure and the specter of loss ...

Author: Brook Thomas

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823341685

Category: English literature

Page: 315

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William Wordsworth and Modern Travel

William Wordsworth and Modern Travel

('Peace by the English Lakes') Here, at the nation's critical moment, ... 23 James Garrett, Wordsworth and the Writing of the Nation (Aldershot: Ashgate, ...

Author: Saeko Yoshikawa

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ISBN: 9781789621181

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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This book explores Wordsworth's extraordinary influence on the tourist landscapes of the Lake District throughout the age of railways, motorcars and the First World War. It reveals how Wordsworth's response to railways was not a straightforward matter of opposition and protest; his ideas were taken up by both advocates and opponents of railways, and through their controversies had a surprising impact on the earliest motorists as they sought a language to describe the liberty and independence of their new mode of transport. Once the age of motoring was underway, the outbreak of the First World War encouraged British people to connect Wordsworth's patriotic passion with his wish to protect the Lake District as a national heritage - a transition that would have momentous effects in the interwar period, when popular motoring paradoxically brought a vogue for open-air activities and a renewal of romantic pedestrianism. With the arrival of global tourism, preservation of the cultural landscape of the Lake District became an urgent national and international concern. This book explores how patterns of tourist behaviour and environmental awareness changed in the century of popular tourism, examining how Wordsworth's vision and language shaped modern ideas of travel, self-reliance, landscape and environment, cultural heritage, preservation and accessibility.
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Women Writers and the Nation s Past 1790 1860

Women Writers and the Nation s Past 1790 1860

112 In a letter to her brother Frank, dated 3 July 1813, Austen wrote, ... article ' Romanticism and Feminist Historiography ', Wordsworth Circle 24 , no.

Author: Mary Spongberg

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350016743

Category: History

Page: 248

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1790 saw the publication of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France -- the definitive tract of modern conservatism as a political philosophy. Though women of the period wrote texts that clearly responded to and reacted against Burke's conception of English history and to the contemporary political events that continued to shape it, this conversation was largely ignored or dismissed, and much of it remains to be reconsidered today. Examining the works of women writers from Jane Austen and Mary Wollstonecraft to the Strickland sisters and Mary Anne Everett Green, this book begins to recuperate that conversation and in doing so uncovers a more complete and nuanced picture of women's participation in the writing of history. Professor Mary Spongberg puts forward an alternate, feminized historiography of Britain that demonstrates how women writers' recourse to history caused them to become generically innovative and allowed them to participate in the political debates that framed the emergence of modern British historiography, and to push back against the Whig interpretation of history that predominated from 1790-1860.
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Language Custom and Nation in the 1790s

Language  Custom and Nation in the 1790s

Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s shows for the first time how the radical 'Jacobin' poets, and their ideas of a 'revolutionary' poetry, were impelled - even 'invented' - by the seventeenth-century English philosopher John Locke.

Author: Susan Manly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351154260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Language, Custom and Nation in the 1790s shows for the first time how the radical 'Jacobin' poets, and their ideas of a 'revolutionary' poetry, were impelled - even 'invented' - by the seventeenth-century English philosopher John Locke. For too long the revolutionary Romanticism and poetic experiments of the 1790s have been understood as responses to the American and French revolutions or attributed to the intellectual influence of Rousseau. Susan Manly counters these assumptions, by tracing threads of influence from Locke's ideas of 'arbitrary' language and tyranny, through Tooke's attacks on terms such as 'majesty' and 'law', to the supposedly 'real language' of Wordsworthian Romanticism. She breaks new ground in establishing Maria Edgeworth's place in Locke's anti-authoritarian tradition, contending that Edgeworth's work, produced in the shadow of the United Irishmen uprising, revives the politicisation of the idea of common language displaced in Wordsworth's neutralizing of Locke's radical impulse in the preface to Lyrical Ballads. Manly's original and engaging book will appeal to scholars of 1790s radicalism, eighteenth-century linguistic theory, women's writing, and the relations between Britain and Ireland.
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The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period

The Reading Nation in the Romantic Period

... fat pigs.73 Wordsworth's own income from his writing was below 100 shillings ... putting about the story that Wordsworth wrote of & for , the poor ' .

Author: William St Clair

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052181006X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 765

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The Nation and the Athenaeum

The Nation and the Athenaeum

In all his three greater books , the “ Milton , " the “ Wordsworth , " and the “
Shakespeare , " we find traces of this attractive illusion . Even in Wordsworth he
gladly detected a genuine characteristic too often overlooked . After writing of the
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The Nation

The Nation

Judy , in the same number was worth writing . ... Five of them grouped together in
the Champs | Arnold Wordsworth's faults and shortcomings . ... The Boston Public
Library and the Boston Athenæum are July 24 , 1879 ) 59 The Nation . - ...

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ISBN: CHI:17235293

Category: United States

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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

NATION. STEPHEN C. BEHRENDT WRITING in 1809, in wake of the controversial Convention of Cintra (August 1808), an angry Wordsworth declared Britain to be ...

Author: Richard Gravil

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191019654

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 650

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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of 'The Recluse'. Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.
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Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s

Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s

The poet was William Wordsworth; it was his first published poem, although it was not reproduced under his name during his lifetime.

Author: Angela Keane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139426850

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Angela Keane addresses the work of five women writers of the 1790s and its problematic relationship with the canon of Romantic literature. Refining arguments that women's writing has been overlooked, Keane examines the more complex underpinnings and exclusionary effects of the English national literary tradition. The book explores the negotiations of literate, middle-class women such as Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams and Ann Radcliffe with emergent ideas of national literary representation. As women were cast into the feminine, maternal role in Romantic national discourse, women like these who defined themselves in other terms found themselves exiled - sometimes literally - from the nation. These wandering women did not rest easily in the family-romance of Romantic nationalism nor could they be reconciled with the models of literary authorship that emerged in the 1790s.
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Wordsworth s Monastic Inheritance

Wordsworth s Monastic Inheritance

See Wordsworth and the Writing Nation (Aldershot, 2008), p. 187 n. 12. * Jeffrey N. Cox, 'Cockney Excursions', TWC, 42 (2011): 106–15 (pp.

Author: Jessica Fay

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198816201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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The first extended examination of the influence of monasticism on Wordsworth's writing. Covering the poet's development between 1806 and 1822, it considers how a series of sources describing medieval monastic life in the north of England influenced Wordsworth's thinking about regional attachment, trans-historical community, and national cohesion.
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Language and Relationship in Wordsworth s Writing

Language and Relationship in Wordsworth s Writing

Joshua Reynolds and the Englishness of English Art«, in Homi Bhabha (ed.), Nation and Narration (London, Routledge, 1990). Barthes, Roland, ...

Author: Michael Baron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317898849

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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William Wordsworth (1770-1850) needs little introduction as the central figure in Romantic poetry and a crucial influence in the development of poetry generally. This broad-ranging survey redefines the variety of his writing by showing how it incorporates contemporary concepts of language difference and the ways in which popular and serious literature were compared and distinguished during this period. It discusses many of Wordsworth's later poems, comparing his work with that of his regional contemporaries as well as major writers such as Scott. The key theme of relationship, both between characters within poems and between poet and reader, is explored through Wordsworth's construction of community and his use of power relationships. A serious discussion of the place of sexual feeling in his writing is also included.
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The Making of a Cultural Landscape

The Making of a Cultural Landscape

Wordsworth uses his sonnet sequence to suggest that it is through its status ... 22 J.M. Garrett, Wordsworth and the Writing of Nation (Aldershot: Ashgate, ...

Author: Jason Wood

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317024941

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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For centuries, the English Lake District has been renowned as an important cultural, sacred and literary landscape. It is therefore surprising that there has so far been no in-depth critical examination of the Lake District from a tourism and heritage perspective. Bringing together leading writers from a wide range of disciplines, this book explores the tourism history and heritage of the Lake District and its construction as a cultural landscape from the mid eighteenth century to the present day. It critically analyses the relationships between history, heritage, landscape, culture and policy that underlie the activities of the National Park, Cumbria Tourism and the proposals to recognise the Lake District as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It examines all aspects of the Lake District's history and identity, brings the story up to date and looks at current issues in conservation, policy and tourism marketing. In doing so, it not only provides a unique and valuable analysis of this region, but offers insights into the history of cultural and heritage tourism in Britain and beyond.
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The New Statesman and Nation

The New Statesman and Nation

5s . writings , prose and poetry , formal and informal . hundred pages more
covering his hero's boyhood Wordsworth : Poetry and Prose . Ed . W. M. Certainly
it is an attempt worth making , if only and early youth . It is a most singular
production ...

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Writing a Small Nation s Past

Writing a Small Nation s Past

... Spenser, Pope, Cowper) or from nineteenth-century English writers already accepted as major literary figures (Wordsworth, Southey, Tennyson, ...

Author: Neil Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134786619

Category: History

Page: 406

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This is the first volume to examine how the history of Wales was written in a period that saw the emergence of professional historiography, largely focused on the nation, across Europe and in the United States. It thus sets Wales in the context of recent work on national history writing in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and, more particularly, offers a Welsh perspective on the ways in which history was written in small, mainly stateless, nations. The comparative dimension is fundamental to the volume's aim, highlighting what was distinctive about Welsh historical writing and showing how the Welsh experience mirrors and illuminates broader historiographical developments. The book begins with an introduction that uses the concept of historical culture as a way of exploring the different strands of historiography covered in the collection, providing orientation to the chapters that follow. These are divided into four sections: 'Contexts and Backgrounds', 'Amateurs and Popularizers', 'Creating Academic Disciplines', and 'Comparative Perspectives'. All these themes are then drawn together in the conclusion to examine how far Welsh historians exemplify widespread trends in the writing of national history, and thereby point-up common themes that emerge from the volume and clarify its broader significance for students of historiography.
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The Nation Electronic Resource

The Nation  Electronic Resource

This school the experience of the writer , may abundantly one thing , at least ...
his religion and told a lie to the Holy Pater's “ appreciation " of Wordsworth ,
written biographical part , followed by an analysis of Ghost . ... 23 , 1894 ] 139
The Nation .

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ISBN: NYPL:33433100957715

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Wordsworth s Political Writings

Wordsworth s Political Writings

This searchable reading text of the four main political texts produced by William Wordsworth will enable readers to follow the political peregrinations of a major poet who, as he said to Orville Dewey, an American visitor, gave twelve hours ...

Author: William Wordsworth

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: 9781847600769

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

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This searchable reading text of the four main political texts produced by William Wordsworth will enable readers to follow the political peregrinations of a major poet who, as he said to Orville Dewey, an American visitor, gave twelve hours thought to social questions for each hour he devoted to poetry. It includes the Jacobin A Letter to the Bishop of Llandaff (1793), infused with the doctrines of Tom Paine; the liberal republican 'prose poem' The Convention of Cintra (1809), the Tory apologetics of Two Addresses to the Freeholders of Westmoreland (1818), and the welfare-state philosophy of the 1835 Postscript in which Wordsworth married the Coleridgean concept of a society leavened by its 'clerisy' to a devastating critique of laissez-faire 'political economy'.
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Bearing the Dead

Bearing the Dead

the following question: having written such an epic, to what literary tradition is ... First, Wordsworth's concept of nation is decentered and indirect, ...

Author: Esther Schor

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400821488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Esther Schor tells us about the persistence of the dead, about why they still matter long after we emerge from grief and accept our loss. Mourning as a cultural phenomenon has become opaque to us in the twentieth century, Schor argues. This book is an effort to recover the culture of mourning that thrived in English society from the Enlightenment through the Romantic Age, and to recapture its meaning. Mourning appears here as the social diffusion of grief through sympathy, as a force that constitutes communities and helps us to conceptualize history. In the textual and social practices of the British Enlightenment and its early nineteenth-century heirs, Schor uncovers the ways in which mourning mediated between received ideas of virtue, both classical and Christian, and a burgeoning, property-based commercial society. The circulation of sympathies maps the means by which both valued things and values themselves are distributed within a culture. Delving into philosophy, politics, economics, and social history as well as literary texts, Schor traces a shift in the British discourse of mourning in the wake of the French Revolution: What begins as a way to effect a moral consensus in society turns into a means of conceiving and bringing forth history.
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