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The Resource Romantic narrative : Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Tilottama Rajan

Romantic narrative : Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Tilottama Rajan

Label
Romantic narrative : Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft
Title
Romantic narrative
Title remainder
Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft
Statement of responsibility
Tilottama Rajan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Often identified with its lyric poetry, Romanticism has come to be dismissed by historicists as an ineffectual idealism. By focusing on Romantic narrative, noted humanist Tilottama Rajan takes issue with this identification, as well as with the equation of narrative itself with the governmental apparatus of the Novel. Exploring the role of narrativity in the works of Romantic writers, Rajan also reflects on larger disciplinary issues such as the role of poetry versus prose in an emergent modernity and the place of Romanticism itself in a Victorianized nineteenth century. While engaging both genres, Romantic Narrative responds to the current critical shift from poetry to prose by concentrating, paradoxically, on a poetics of narrative in Romantic prose fiction. Rajan argues that poiesis, as a mode of thinking, is Romanticism's legacy to an age of prose. She elucidates this thesis through careful readings of Shelley's Alastor and his Gothic novels, Godwin's Caleb Williams and St. Leon, Hays' Memoirs of Emma Courtney, and Wollstonecraft's The Wrongs of Woman. Rajan, winner of the Keats-Shelley Association's Distinguished Lifetime Award and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is one of Romanticism's leading scholars. Effective, articulate, and readable, Romantic Narrative will appeal to scholars in both nineteenth-century studies and narrative theory
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/145
Index
index present
LC call number
PR447
LC item number
.R28 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Romantic narrative : Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Tilottama Rajan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-274) and index
Contents
The trauma of lyric: Shelley's missed encounter with poetry in Alastor -- Shelley's Promethean narratives: gothic anamorphoses in Zastrozzi, St. Irvyne, and Prometheus unbound -- Unbinding the personal: autonarration, epistolarity and genotext in Mary Hays' Memoirs of Emma Courtney -- The scene of judgment: trial and confession in Godwin's Caleb Williams and other fiction -- Gambling, alchemy, speculation: Godwin's critique of pure reason in St. Leon -- Whose text?: Godwin's editing of Mary Wollstonecraft's The wrongs of woman
Control code
499179062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 282 p.
Isbn
9780801897214
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010001218
System control number
(OCoLC)499179062
Label
Romantic narrative : Shelley, Hays, Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Tilottama Rajan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-274) and index
Contents
The trauma of lyric: Shelley's missed encounter with poetry in Alastor -- Shelley's Promethean narratives: gothic anamorphoses in Zastrozzi, St. Irvyne, and Prometheus unbound -- Unbinding the personal: autonarration, epistolarity and genotext in Mary Hays' Memoirs of Emma Courtney -- The scene of judgment: trial and confession in Godwin's Caleb Williams and other fiction -- Gambling, alchemy, speculation: Godwin's critique of pure reason in St. Leon -- Whose text?: Godwin's editing of Mary Wollstonecraft's The wrongs of woman
Control code
499179062
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvii, 282 p.
Isbn
9780801897214
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010001218
System control number
(OCoLC)499179062

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