England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic Historicism

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University of Chicago Press, 1999 M06 26 - 606 páginas
Many of the writers from 1819, argues James Chandler, were acutely aware not only of their writing's place in history, but also of its place as history—a realization of a literary "spirit of the age" that resonates strongly with the current "return to history" in literary studies. Chandler explores the ties between Romantic and contemporary historicism and offers a series of cases of his own built around key texts from 1819.

"1819? At first sight, it might not seem a 'hot date'; but as James Chandler argues in his powerful book, it would be a mistake to overlook a year of such exceptional political conflagration and literary pyrotechnics in British history. Chandler's study is a wide-ranging, enormously ambitious, densely packed, closely argued work."—John Brewer, New Republic

"The book's largest argument, and the source of its considerable revelations, is that late twentieth-century practices of cultural history-writing have their roots in the peculiar Romantic historicism born in post-Waterloo Britain."—Jon Klancher, Times Literary Supplement

"A monumental work of scholarship."—Terry Eagleton, The Independent

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Section One Writing Historicism Then and
49
Chapter Tivo
96
Chapter Three
155
Chapter Four
203
Interchapter
267
Contents ix
276
Chapter Five
303
Chapter
350
Godwinian Theory in the Newest of New Worlds
463
The Mystery of Generation
466
Keats and the Humanity of the United States
469
Poetry Utility Representation
477
Section Two Sublime Casuistry
481
Chapter Nine The Case of The Case of Shelley
483
A Defense of Shelley
490
Casuistry in The Cenci
498

Keats and the History of Psyche
389
Smokeability
395
Mary Tighe and the Tenses of History
402
Rehabilitating Psyche
409
The Politics of SoulMaking
417
The Week When Keats Wrote To Autumn
425
Keatss Literary Imperialism
432
Western Settlements English Writers and the Case of U S Culture
441
Washington Irving and the English Writers on America
449
The English Columbus
454
Anxieties of Exodus
459
Requisites of Historical Judgment
507
A Second Look at Peter Bell the Third
515
The West Wind and the Poets Work
525
Lyricism and Historicism
529
A Revolution in the Turns of Season
532
The Elementary Case
541
The Absent Cause
545
Fallen Leaves
549
Index
555
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James Chandler is the Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and chair of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books, including England in 1819: The Politics of Literary Culture and the Case of Romantic Historicism, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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