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Wild Romanticism

Markus Poetzsch (Redaktør) ; Cassandra Falke (Redaktør)

Wild Romanticism consolidates contemporary thinking about conceptions of the wild in British and European Romanticism, clarifying the emergence of wilderness as a cultural, symbolic, and ecological idea. Les mer
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Wild Romanticism consolidates contemporary thinking about conceptions of the wild in British and European Romanticism, clarifying the emergence of wilderness as a cultural, symbolic, and ecological idea.


This volume brings together the work of twelve scholars, who examine representations of wildness in canonical texts such as Frankenstein, Northanger Abbey, "Kubla Khan," "Expostulation and Reply," and Childe Harolds Pilgrimage, as well as lesser-known works by Radcliffe, Clare, Hoelderlin, P.B. Shelley, and Hogg. Celebrating the wild provided Romantic-period authors with a way of thinking about nature that resists instrumentalization and anthropocentricism, but writing about wilderness also engaged them in debates about the sublime and picturesque as aesthetic categories, about gender and the cultivation of independence as natural, and about the ability of natural forces to resist categorical or literal enclosure.


This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Romanticism, environmental literature, environmental history, and the environmental humanities more broadly.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction


Cassandra Falke and Markus Poetzsch






Weakness and wildness in Wordsworth's "The Brothers"
Emma Mason









Wild freedom and careful wandering in the poetry of William Wordsworth and John Clare



Sue Edney









Plumbing the depths of wildness: from the picturesque to John Clare



Markus Poetzsch









Savage, holy, enchanted: Coleridge in concert with the wild



Gregory Leadbetter









Human grapes in the wine-presses: vegetable life and the violence of cultivation in Blake's Milton



Tristanne Connolly









Wild plants and wild passions in Percy Bysshe Shelley's poems for Jane Williams



Cian Duffy









Wilding Europe and Childe Harolds Pilgrimage



Cassandra Falke









Hoelderlin, Heidegger, and hyperobjects



William Davis









"Almost Wild": Jane Austen's dirtiest of heroines



Colin Carman









"Wild above rule or art": volcanic luxuriance, subterranean terror, and the nature of gender in Ann Radcliffe's A Sicilian Romance



James Lesslie









"A strange unearthly climate": James Hogg's tale of the Arctic wild



Robert W. Rix









"Vast and irregular plains of ice": wilderness as smooth space in Frankenstein


Mirka Horova





Index

Om forfatteren

Markus Poetzsch is Associate Professor of English at Wilfrid Laurier University, where he specializes in British Romantic literature and ecocriticism. He is the author of Visionary Dreariness: Readings in Romanticism's Quotidian Sublime and has published essays on John Clare, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Thomas De Quincey, Leigh Hunt, and Henry David Thoreau. His research considers intersecting themes, such as aesthetics and landscape gardening, pedestrianism and loco-description, anthropocentrism and ornithology, poetics, and ethics.


Cassandra Falke is Professor of English Literature at UiT - The Arctic University of Norway. Her books include Phenomenology and the Broken Body (co-ed. 2019), The Phenomenology of Love and Reading (2016), Literature by the Working Class: English Autobiography, 1820-1848 (2013), and Intersections in Christianity and Critical Theory (ed. 2010). She has published essays on romanticism, phenomenology, education, and the role of the reader. Her current project discusses acts of reading in light of recent theorizations of complicity.