Studies in Romanticism

A scholarly literary quarterly focused on Romanticism and early nineteenth-century literature.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 3, Fall

Bright Star
Bright Star. Written and directed by Jane Campion. Starring Ben Wishaw and Abbie Cornish. Apparition, 2009. During her lifetime, Fanny Brawne's identity as Keats's great love remained a secret to all but her family and a few friends. Those who knew...
Coleridge, Hume, and the Principles of Political Knowledge
Reserving then the expression "Idea" [Idee] for the objective or real Notion [Begriff] and distinguishing it from the Notion itself and still more from mere pictorial thought, we must also reject even more vigorously that estimate of the Idea according...
Dead Faith and Contraband Goods: Joanna Southcott and the Logic of Sexuation
THIS ARTICLE CONCERNS JOANNA SOUTHCOTT'S STRANGE AND TOO seldom-studied text of 1802, A Dispute Between The Woman and The Powers of Darkness. (1) B. Hodgkins, a contemporary and sworn enemy of Southcott's, decided that "Of all Joanna's books, this...
"Give Me That Voice Again ... Those Looks Immortal": Gaze and Voice in Keats's the Eve of St. Agnes
IT HAS, BECOME A COMMONPLACE IN ROMANTIC CRITICISM TO UNDERSTAND Keats s poetry as profoundly shaped by commodity culture. (1) For some critics, Keats is the parvenu, fatally cut off from the cultural and material capital of the gentleman poet. (2)...
Imagining Things as They Are
Modern history indeed we ought to peruse, because all that we wish must be connected with all that we are, and because it is incumbent upon us to explore the means by which the latter may be made, as it were, to slide into the former. But modern history,...
John Strachan. Advertising and Satirical Culture in the Romantic Period
John Strachan. Advertising and Satirical Culture in the Romantic Period. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Pp. 368. $99.00. Studying the poetry of the consumer marketplace and its surprisingly frequent intersection with "literary" or...
Milton's Heirs: Epic Poetry in the 1790s
IN HIS 1782 ESSAY ON EPIC POETRY, HAYLEY ADDRESSES HOMER THUS: And haply Greece, the Wonder of the Earth For feats of martial fire and civic worth, That glorious Land, of noblest minds the nurse, Owes her unrivall'd race to thy inspiring...
The Map at the Limits of His Paper: A Cartographic Reading of the Prelude, Book 6: "Cambridge and the Alps"
WHILE HIS CLASSMATES REMAINED AT CAMBRIDGE DURING THE SUMMER of 1790 to prepare for final examinations, Wordsworth was not to be found within the precincts of his university. Instead, he was traveling by boat and foot through Europe and the Alps with...
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