The Politics of Language in Romantic Literature

The Politics of Language in Romantic Literature

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This innovative study examines a range of canonical and non-canonical materials to open a new narrative on the mutually illuminating interchange between Romantic literature and philological theory in the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Arguing that philology can no longer be treated as something that did not happen to Romantic authors, this book undertakes a substantial revision of our understanding of the intellectual and political contexts that helped determine the Romantic consciousness
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Product details

  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.3mm | 470g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2002 ed.
  • XXII, 246 p.
  • 0333968980
  • 9780333968987

Table of contents

Paradigms Lost (and Regained): Eighteenth-Century Language Theory Wordsworth, Radical Diction and the Real Language of Men The 'Cockney School'; and Romantic Philology Keats, Condillac and Nathaniel Bailey Nationalism, and the Reception of Jacob Grimm by English-Speaking Audiences 'Mere Air-Propelling Sounds': Tennyson and the Anxiety of Language Afterword Notes Bibliography Index
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About Richard Marggraf-Turley

RICHARD MARGGRAF TURLEY is Honorary Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is author of Writing Essays: A Guide for Students in English and the Humanities, and Keats's Boyish Imagination.
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