Romantic Identities: Varieties of Subjectivity, 1774-1830 by Andrea K. HendersonRomantic Identities: Varieties of Subjectivity, 1774-1830 by Andrea K. Henderson

Romantic Identities: Varieties of Subjectivity, 1774-1830

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A defining feature of Romantic writing, critics have long agreed, is its characterization of the self in terms of psychological depth. Many Romantic writers, however, did not conceive of the self in this way, and in Romantic Identities Andrea K. Henderson investigates Romantic writing that challenges the "depth" model, or operates outside its domain. Henderson explores various forms of discourse and their perceptions of identity, examines subjects ranging from obstetrics to gothicism, and considers writings by Radcliffe, Byron, Scott, and Shelley, among others.

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Title:Romantic Identities: Varieties of Subjectivity, 1774-1830Format:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521027101

ISBN - 13:9780521027106

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List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: from coins to hearts: Romantic forms of subjectivity; 1. Doll-machines and butcher-shop meat: models of childbirth in the early stages of industrial capitalism; 2. 'An embarrassing subject': use value and exchange value in early gothic characterization; 3. From 'race' to 'place' in 'The Prisoner of Chillon'; 4. Incarnate imagination and The Cenci; 5. Centrality and circulation in The Heart of Mid-Lothian; Epilogue; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"Andrea Henderson's Romantic Identities is an ambitious and stimulating book that contains enlightening and enlivening readings of a wide range of literary and other writings from the Romantic period." Nineteenth-Century Literature