Chapter 11. Visual Pleasures, Visionary States: Art, Entertainment, and the Nation

  1. Jon Klancher
  1. Gillen D'arcy Wood associate professor

Published Online: 7 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch11

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age

How to Cite

Wood, G. D. (2009) Visual Pleasures, Visionary States: Art, Entertainment, and the Nation, in A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age (ed J. Klancher), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308563.ch11

Editor Information

  1. Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631233558

Online ISBN: 9781444308563

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Keywords:

  • visual pleasures, visionary states - art, entertainment, and the nation;
  • sensibility and picturesque - becoming butt of popular humor;
  • Price's Essay and Sense and Sensibility;
  • possibilities for women by picturesque tourism and feminization of culture in Romantic period;
  • spectacles of London - Cowper's The Task exemplifying Romantic poetics of rural solitude;
  • plays in Romantic age - politics, revolutionary narratives and empire featuring prominently;
  • art and the nation;
  • Keats's British Museum poems - Romantic figures for art's reception in new age

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Sensibility and the Picturesque

  • The Spectacles of London

  • Art and the Nation

  • References and Further Reading