Book: Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine


David Higgins, however, shows in this text that representations of genius played an important role in ideological and commercial conflicts within early nineteenth-century literary culture.

  • Author : David Higgins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 May 2007
  • Category: Art
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 9781134309023

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Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine Book Summary :

In early nineteenth-century Britain, there was unprecedented interest in the subject of genius, as well as in the personalities and private lives of creative artists. This was also a period in which literary magazines were powerful arbiters of taste, helping to shape the ideological consciousness of their middle-class readers. Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine considers how these magazines debated the nature of genius and how and why they constructed particular creative artists as geniuses. Romantic writers often imagined genius to be a force that transcended the realms of politics and economics. David Higgins, however, shows in this text that representations of genius played an important role in ideological and commercial conflicts within early nineteenth-century literary culture. Furthermore, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine bridges the gap between Romantic and Victorian literary history by considering the ways in which Romanticism was understood and sometimes challenged by writers in the 1830s. It not only discusses a wide range of canonical and non-canonical authors, but also examines the various structures in which these authors had to operate, making it an interesting and important book for anyone working on Romantic literature.

Book: Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine


This was also a period in which literary magazines were powerful arbiters of taste, helping to shape the ideological consciousness of their middle-class readers. Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine considers how these magazines ...

  • Author : David Higgins
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 07 May 2007
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 13 : 9781134309016

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Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine Book Summary :

In early nineteenth-century Britain, there was unprecedented interest in the subject of genius, as well as in the personalities and private lives of creative artists. This was also a period in which literary magazines were powerful arbiters of taste, helping to shape the ideological consciousness of their middle-class readers. Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine considers how these magazines debated the nature of genius and how and why they constructed particular creative artists as geniuses. Romantic writers often imagined genius to be a force that transcended the realms of politics and economics. David Higgins, however, shows in this text that representations of genius played an important role in ideological and commercial conflicts within early nineteenth-century literary culture. Furthermore, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine bridges the gap between Romantic and Victorian literary history by considering the ways in which Romanticism was understood and sometimes challenged by writers in the 1830s. It not only discusses a wide range of canonical and non-canonical authors, but also examines the various structures in which these authors had to operate, making it an interesting and important book for anyone working on Romantic literature.

Book: Romantic Englishness


This book focuses on autobiographical texts by authors such as John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, and William Wordsworth.

  • Author : D. Higgins
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 23 September 2014
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 13 : 9781137411631

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Romantic Englishness Book Summary :

Romantic Englishness investigates how narratives of localised selfhood in English Romantic writing are produced in relation to national and transnational formations. This book focuses on autobiographical texts by authors such as John Clare, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Hazlitt, Charles Lamb, and William Wordsworth.

Book: Living as an Author in the Romantic Period


The first was the promotion of poetic genius in the monthly magazines founded from the late 1810s onwards, ... The third was the proliferation of literary institutions including libraries, literary and philosophical societies, ...

  • Author : Matthew Sangster
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 27 January 2021
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 13 : 9783030370473

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Living as an Author in the Romantic Period Book Summary :

This book explores how authors profited from their writings in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, contending that the most tangible benefits were social, rather than financial or aesthetic. It examines authors’ interactions with publishers; the challenges of literary sociability; the vexed construction of enduring careers; the factors that prevented most aspiring writers (particularly the less privileged) from accruing significant rewards; the rhetorical professionalisation of periodicals; and the manners in which emerging paradigms and technologies catalysed a belated transformation in how literary writing was consumed and perceived.

Book: Romantic Feuds


On the inconsistent treatment of Wordsworth in Blackwood's, see David Higgins, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine (London: Routledge, 2005), Chapter 4. 40Peter T. Murphy, “Impersonation and Authorship in Romantic Britain,” ELH 59 ...

  • Author : Kim Wheatley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 08 April 2016
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317061564

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Romantic Feuds Book Summary :

Romantic writers such as Robert Southey and Samuel Taylor Coleridge aspired to rise above the so-called 'age of personality,' a new culture of politicized print gossip and personal attacks. Nevertheless, Southey, Coleridge, and other Romantic-era figures such as Leigh Hunt, William Hazlitt, Sydney Owenson, and the explorer John Ross became enmeshed in lively feuds with the major periodicals of the day, the Edinburgh Review and the Quarterly Review. Kim Wheatley focuses on feuds from the second and third decades of the nineteenth century, suggesting that by this time the vituperative rhetoric of the Edinburgh and the Quarterly had developed into what Coleridge called 'a habit of malignity.' Attending to the formal strategies of the reviewers' surprisingly creative prose, she traces how her chosen feuds take on lives of their own, branching off into other print media, including the weekly press and monthly magazines. Ultimately, Wheatley shows, these hostile exchanges incorporated literary genres and Romantic themes such as the idealized poetic self, the power of the supernatural, and the quest for the sublime. By turning episodes of print warfare into stories of transfiguration, the feuds thus unexpectedly contributed to the emergence of Romanticism.

Book: The Domestication of Genius


See Higgins, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine, for the best discussion of these magazine series. I am indebted to his listing (163) of some of the following examples: [John Scott], 'Portraits of Authors', Champion (1814); ...

  • Author : Julian North
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 19 November 2009
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199571987

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The Domestication of Genius Book Summary :

Focusing on the Lives of Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Felicia Hemans, and Letitia Landon, North explores how biographies by writers including Thomas Moore, Mary Shelley, Thomas De Quincey, both perpetuated and, by revealing private weaknesses and domestic failures, challenged the myth of 'the Romantic poet'.

Book: Romanticism and Blackwood s Magazine


The most important recent studies of British Romantic magazines include Mark Parker, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); David Higgins, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine: ...

  • Author : R. Morrison
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 01 February 2013
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 13 : 9781137303851

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Romanticism and Blackwood s Magazine Book Summary :

This collection of essays throws vast new light on the most significant literary-political journal of the Romantic age. Its chapters analyze Blackwood's wide-ranging contributions on some of the most topical issues in Romantic studies, including celebrity, British versus Scottish nationalism, and the rise of terror and detective fiction.

Book: Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain


The Annual is not mentioned in book-length studies of the period's reviews by David Higgins, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine (2005); Mark Parker, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism (2000); and Mark Schoenfield, ...

  • Author : Levy Michelle Levy
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 14 February 2020
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 13 : 9781474457088

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Literary Manuscript Culture in Romantic Britain Book Summary :

A study of the production and circulation of literary manuscripts in Romantic-era BritainOffers a detailed examination of the practices of literary manuscript culture, particularly the production, circulation and preservation of manuscripts, based on extensive archival researchDemonstrates how literary manuscript culture co-evolved with print culture, in a nuanced study of the interactions between the two mediaExamines the changing cultural attitudes towards literary manuscripts, and how these changes affected practices and valuesSurveys the impact of digital media on our access to and understanding of historical manuscriptsThis book examines how manuscript practices interacted with an expanding print marketplace to nurture and transform the period's literary culture. It unearths the alternative histories manuscripts tell us about British Romantic literary culture, describing the practices by which handwritten documents were written, shared, altered and preserved, and explores the functions they served as instruments of expression and sociability. By demonstrating how literary manuscript culture co-evolved with print culture, this study illuminates the complex entanglements between the media of script and print.

Book: Charles Lamb Elia and the London Magazine


From I. Armstrong's review of Writing London, in Times Literary Supplement (19 February 1999), p. 26. ... D. Higgins, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine: Biography, Celebrity, Politics (London and New York: Routledge, 2005), pp.

  • Author : Simon P Hull
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 October 2015
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 13 : 9781317315704

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Charles Lamb Elia and the London Magazine Book Summary :

The inherent 'metropolitanism' of writing for a Romantic-era periodical is here explored through the Elia articles that Charles Lamb wrote for the London Magazine.

Book: The Familiar Essay Romantic Affect and Metropolitan Culture


20 Mark Parker, Literary Magazines and British Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000); David Higgins, Romantic Genius and the Literary Magazine: Biography, Celebrity, Politics (London: Routledge, ...

  • Author : Simon Peter Hull
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 11 June 2018
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 13 : 9781527512337

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The Familiar Essay Romantic Affect and Metropolitan Culture Book Summary :

Through close readings of diverse examples by Lamb, De Quincey, Hazlitt, Irving and Poe, this book argues that the familiar essay in the Romantic period embodies a quintessentially metropolitan mode of affect. The generic traits of the essay—astuteness of observation, an ambulatory or paratactic movement of thought, and an urbane tone of wry or ironic humour—all predispose it to the expression of a detached, non-pathological state of mind. This is a mind conditioned by the quickened pace, assorted humanity, and plenitude of spectacle which characterise urban and urbanised life. In making a valuable, genre-based contribution to scholarship on the importance to Romantic studies of the city and metropolitan culture, the traditional concept of Romantic affect is reassessed. The book proposes a more complex and varied model than the simple binary one of a “feeling” reaction to Enlightenment “reason.” Partly enacted within its own formal parameters and partly through its disruptive and genre-transcending progeny, the essayistic figure, the familiar essay articulates a blithe and, at times, shocking and provocative discourse of “un-affect,” or a strategically and often satirical callousness. Therefore, the overall concept of affect in this period needs to be understood not as a unified entity opposed to Enlightenment reason, but a dialogue between concurrent, opposing modes, played out against a dichotomized geo-cultural landscape of the country and the city. Essayistic un-affect emerges, in the end, as an apolitical phenomenon, a primary vehicle for the essayist’s inherent scepticism, sometimes enabling outright ridicule and, at other times, a tentative questioning or probing of both orthodox thought and emerging ideas: from the rarefied liberalist sensibility of the Lake poets, to the hubristic vanity of the colonial adventurer, and from the allure of hedonistic, Old World decadence to the proscriptive strictures of moralistic art.