Romanticism, History, Historicism

Romanticism, History, Historicism

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The q(re)turn to historyq in Romantic Studies in the 1980s marked the beginning of a critical orthodoxy that continues to condition, if not define, our sense of the Romantic period twenty-five years on. Romantic New Historicisma€™s revisionary engagements have played a central role in the realignment of the field and in the expansion of the Romantic canon. In this major new collection of eleven essays, critics reflect on New Historicisma€™s inheritance, its achievements and its limitations. Integrating a self-reflexive engagement with New Historicisma€™s qhistoryq and detailed attention to a range of Romantic lives and literary texts, the collection offers a close-up view of Romanticisma€™s hybrid present, and a dynamic vision of its future.As he later tells Abel, his tutorial in (New) Historicism has made him a€œUnfit for mortal converse. ... Adah reveals little Enoch sleeping a€œupon yon bed / Of leaves, beneath the cypressa€; Cain replies: Cypress, a#39;tis A gloomy tree, which looks as if it anbsp;...

Title:Romanticism, History, Historicism
Author: Damian Walford Davies
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-01-21

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