A New Scene of Thought: studies in Romantic realism

Lansdown, Richard (2016) A New Scene of Thought: studies in Romantic realism. Costerus New Series, 213 . Brill-Rodopi, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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Abstract

A New Scene of Thought: studies in Romantic realism contributes to the history and interpretation of English literature, of the literature of the Romantic period, and of the relation of Romanticism to the eighteenth century. The study is also a contribution to the history of ideas in so far as it re-examines the context of English Romantic literature in the light of a profound shift in attitude that announces itself in a new form of literary realism, not confined to the empirical representation of objects but extending into moral philosophy, loosely defined. The eighteenth century is often associated with the birth of novelistic realism; and the Romantic movement is often associated with intellectual idealism. This study asks its readers to reconsider and perhaps even to invert attitudes like these.

Research Statement

Research Background History of the Romantic movement in respect of its relations to eighteenth-century philosophy and literature and to the concept of realism.
Research Contribution Studies of four canonical British Romantic authors in terms of Romantic forms of literary realism.
Research Significance Re-evaluating relation between Romanticism and eighteenth-century thought and between Romanticism and nineteenth-century literary realism.
Item ID: 42942
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-90-04-30816-9
Keywords: romanticism, philosophy, Wordsworth, Byron, Austen, Hazlitt
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2016 03:01
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200503 British and Irish Literature @ 100%
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