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Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland

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  • Page extent: 332 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.67 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521880121)

Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland
Cambridge University Press
9780521880121 - Romanticism and Popular Culture in Britain and Ireland - Edited by Philip Connell and Nigel Leask
Table of Contents

Contents

List of illustrations
ix
Notes on contributors
x
Acknowledgements
xiii
Part I    Introduction
1
1         What is the people?
Philip Connell and Nigel Leask
3
Part II   Ballad poetry and popular song
49
2         ‘A degrading species of Alchymy’: ballad poetics, oral tradition, and the meanings of popular culture
Nigel Leask
51
3         Refiguring the popular in Charlotte Brooke’s Reliques of Irish Poetry
Leith Davis
72
4         ‘An individual flowering on a common stem’: melody, performance, and national song
Kirsteen McCue
88
Part III  Politics and the people
107
5         Rus in urbe
John Barrell
109
6         The ‘sinking down’ of Jacobinism and the rise of the counter-revolutionary man of letters
Kevin Gilmartin
128
7         Shelley’s Mask of Anarchy and the visual iconography of female distress
Ian Haywood
148
Part IV   The urban experience
175
8         Popularizing the public: Robert Chambers and the rewriting of the antiquarian city
Ina Ferris
177
9         Keats, popular culture, and the sociability of theatre
Gillian Russell
194
10        A world within walls: Haydon, The Mock Election, and 1820s debtors’ prisons
Gregory Dart
214
Part V    Canon-formation and the common reader
237
11        Every-day poetry: William Hone, popular antiquarianism, and the literary anthology
Mina Gorji
239
12        How to popularize Wordsworth
Philip Connell
262
Bibliography
283
Index
307



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