Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840 by James ChandlerRomantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840 by James Chandler

Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840

EditorJames Chandler, Kevin Gilmartin

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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Exploring diverse cultural productions from poems and paintings, to exhibition sites, panoramas, and political organizations, some of the most exciting critics of Romanticism do long-overdue justice to the role of the city in British Romanticism. Their essays challenge the traditional conception that Romanticism was rooted in nature and rural life, by demonstrating that much of its uniqueness originated within the city. Examining the Romantic period from the urban perspective, they reveal how rapid developments in population, industry, communication, trade, and technology set the stage and the tone for many great literary and cultural achievements.
Title:Romantic Metropolis: The Urban Scene of British Culture, 1780-1840Format:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521181275

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Table of Contents

Introduction: engaging the eidometropolis James Chandler and Kevin Gilmartin; Part I. Metropolis, Nation, and Empire: 1. Edinburgh, capital of the nineteenth century Ian Duncan; 2. Discriminations, or Romantic cosmopolitanisms in London Jon Klancher; Part II. Urban Radicalism and Reform: 3. London and the London Corresponding Society John Barrell; 4. Blake's metropolitan radicalism Saree Makdisi; 5. Envy rising Frances Ferguson; Part III. Metropolitan Spectacle: 6. Urbanity and the spectacle of art Ann Bermingham; 7. Mystagogues of revolution: Cagliostro, de Loutherbourg and Romantic London Iain McCalman; 8. 'The Temple lives': the Lyceum and Romantic show business Simon During; Part IV. The New Poetics of Urban Publicity: 9. Manufacturing the Romantic image: Hazlitt and Coleridge lecturing Peter Manning; 10. The artifactual sublime: making London poetry Anne Janowitz; 11. Venice Celeste Langan.

Editorial Reviews

Review of the hardback: 'Romantic Metropolis as a whole compels us to re-examine the way our own conception of Romanticism has been invented by excluding everything but what Hazlitt and other 'major' Romantics upheld to forger the image of the 'serious' and solitary Romantic artist. This collection of enlightening essays constitutes a valuable and vitalising contribution to ever-expanding Romantic scholarship.' Studies in English Literature