Real and Imagined Women in British Romanticism
©2010 Monographs 206 Pages
Series: Studies in Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Volume 27
Real and Imagined Women in British Romanticism uses feminist ideology and deconstructive criticism to reconstruct the cultural context embedded in Romantic canonical texts. To achieve this end, the book undertakes a close textual study of these texts and places them in the intellectual context of Mary Wollstonecraft’s critique of culture. As a result of intellectual contextualizing as well as theoretical applications, the Romantic imagination, as represented by William Wordsworth and John Keats, emerges as the place where gender division and gender certitude break down. This book intervenes in the traditional critical debates about the Romantic imagination to show that the Romantic imagination, as set forth in these texts, registers the vigorous cultural politics of gender and aesthetics that defined the 1790s and continued to exert influence for decades.
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- 2009 (November)
- Literature Poetry Romanticism Gender-studies Women Authors Women and Literature Great Britain Culture History in Literature Nineteenth-century Englisch Literatur Frau (Motiv) Geschichte 1790-1830 Literature, Poetry, Romanticism, Criticism, Femin Intellectual history Feminism Women in Literature Criticism
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