List of Illustrations.rnNotes on Contributors.rnAcknowledgments.rnIntroduction (Charles Mahoney).rnPart I Forms and Genres.rn1 Mournful Ditties and Merry Measures: Feeling and Form in the Romantic Short Lyric and Song (Michael O'Neill).rn2 Archaist-Innovators: The Couplet from Churchill to Browning (Simon Jarvis).rn3 The Temptations of Tercets (Charles Mahoney).rn4 To Scorn or To "Scorn not the Sonnet" (Daniel Robinson).rn5 Ballad Collection and Lyric Collectives (Steve Newman).rn6 Satire, Subjectivity, and Acknowledgment (William Flesch).rn7 "Stirring shades": The Romantic Ode and Its Afterlives (Esther Schor).rn8 Pastures New and Old: The Romantic Afterlife of Pastoral Elegy (Christopher R. Miller).rn9 The Romantic Georgic and the Work of Writing (Tim Burke).rn10 Shepherding Culture and the Romantic Pastoral (John Bugg).rn11 Ear and Eye: Counteracting Senses in Loco-descriptive Poetry (Adam Potkay).rnPart II Production and Distribution, Schools and Movements.rn12 "Other voices speak": The Poetic Conversations of Byron and Shelley (Simon Bainbridge).rn13 The Thrush in the Theater: Keats and Hazlitt at the Surrey Institution (Sarah M. Zimmerman).rn14 Laboring-Class Poetry in the Romantic Era (Michael Scrivener).rn15 Celtic Romantic Poetry: Scotland, Ireland, Wales (Jane Moore).rn16 Anglo-Jewish Romantic Poetry (Karen Weisman).rn17 Leigh Hunt's Cockney Canon: Sociability and Subversion from Homer to Hyperion (Michael Tomko).rn18 Poetry, Conversation, Community: Annus Mirabilis, 1797-1798 (Emily Sun).rnPart III Contemporary Contexts and Perspectives.rn19 Spontaneity, Immediacy, and Improvisation in Romantic Poetry (Angela Esterhammer).rn20 Celebrity, Gender, and the Death of the Poet: The Mystery of Letitia Elizabeth Landon (Ghislaine McDayter).rn21 Poetry and Illustration: "Amicable strife" (Sophie Thomas).rn22 Romanticism, Sport, and Late Georgian Poetry (John Strachan).rn23 "The science of feelings": Wordsworth's Experimental Poetry (Ross Hamilton).rn24 Romanticism, Gnosticism, and Neoplatonism (Laura Quinney).rn25 Milton and the Romantics (Gordon Teskey).rnPart IV Critical Issues and Current Debates.rn26 "The feel of not to feel it," or the Pleasures of Enduring Form (Anne-Lise François).rn27 Romantic Poetry and Literary Theory: The Case of "A slumber did my spirit seal" (Marc Redfield).rn28 "Strange utterance": The (Un)Natural Language of the Sublime in Wordsworth's Prelude (Timothy Bahti).rn29 The Matter of Genre in the Romantic Sublime (Ian Balfour).rn30 Sexual Politics and the Performance of Gender in Romantic Poetry (James Najarian).rn31 Blake's Jerusalem: Friendship with Albion (Karen Swann).rn32 The World without Us: Romanticism, Environmentalism, and Imagining Nature (Bridget Keegan).rn33 Ethical Supernaturalism: The Romanticism of Wordsworth, Heaney, and Lacan (Guinn Batten).rn34 The Persistence of Romanticism (Willard Spiegelman).rnIndex.
Through a series of 34 essays by leading and emerging scholars, A Companion to Romantic Poetry reveals the rich diversity of Romantic poetry and shows why it continues to hold such a vital and indispensable place in the history of English literature.
* Breaking free from the boundaries of the traditionally-studied authors, the collection takes a revitalized approach to the field and brings together some of the most exciting work being done at the present time
* Emphasizes poetic form and technique rather than a biographical approach
* Features essays on production and distribution and the different schools and movements of Romantic Poetry
* Introduces contemporary contexts and perspectives, as well as the issues and debates that continue to drive scholarship in the field
* Presents the most comprehensive and compelling collection of essays on British Romantic poetry currently available