Introduction

  1. Charles Mahoney Associate Professor of English
  1. Charles Mahoney Associate Professor of English

Published Online: 3 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390650.ch

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

How to Cite

Mahoney, C. (2010) Introduction, in A Companion to Romantic Poetry (ed C. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390650.ch

Editor Information

  1. University of Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 3 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 NOV 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135542

Online ISBN: 9781444390650

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Keywords:

  • cultural significance of poetry - never questioned, claims by Romantic writers, from Wordsworth and Baillie to Austen and Hazlitt, Keats and De Quincey;
  • Romantic poetry, for Shelley, power of communicating and receiving intense and impassioned conceptions respecting man and nature;
  • Romantic poetry, is for Shelley nothing less - than the spirit of the age;
  • Romantic poetry, not necessarily defining Romanticism - indispensable to definition of Romanticism;
  • Romanticism, a concept - conviction that poetry, another essential to its self-definition;
  • writings of women poets, catalyzing Paula Feldman and Stuart Curran - reorganizing understanding of the Romantic canon and chronology, beyond confines of a masculine gender line;
  • Romantic poetry, integral to reevaluation - reinvigorated attention to formal vocabulary of poetry;
  • Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem - Michael O'Neill arguing, sense of formal agency in his reading of the “self-conscious poem”;
  • forms of Romantic aesthetics - constructions of gender in Romantic poetry, emerging trends in ecocriticism;
  • literary criticism and Romantic poetry - persistence of Romantic poetry in twentieth-century American poetry

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading