16. Anglo-Jewish Romantic Poetry

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

Published Online: 3 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390650.ch16

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

A Companion to Romantic Poetry

How to Cite

Weisman, K. (2010) Anglo-Jewish Romantic Poetry, in A Companion to Romantic Poetry (ed C. Mahoney), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390650.ch16

Editor Information

  1. University of Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Toronto, Canada

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405135542

Online ISBN: 9781444390650



  • anglo-Jewish Romantic poetry;
  • Bertrand Bronson, well-known critique of Romanticism - valorizing ethics of neoclassical poetic idioms;
  • Jews in England, and their history - a complicated one;
  • Jewish mass migration, tended fortuitously - following on the heels of literary Romanticism;
  • Emma Lyon, one of the earliest Romantic-era poets;
  • Milton, references unmistakable - appropriating quintessence of Britannia as her feminine Muse;
  • Lyon, establishing importance of literary inheritance - poetry, inextricable meaning to her subjectivity of that literary negotiation;
  • Emma Lyon, poles of unlettered rustic and erudite scholar - Grace Aguilar, moving forward into an easier future, defiantly refusing to forget the past;
  • Romantic pastoral, however conceived - longing for inclusion and sign of a persistent alienation;
  • Aguilar's poem, more direct in its anguish - “The Hebrew's Appeal, on Occasion of the Late Fearful Ukase Promulgated by the Emperor of Russia”


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  • References and Further Reading