Romanticism And The City by Larry H. Peer

Romanticism And The City

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Romanticism and the City explores how late eighteenth-and early nineteenth-century literature conceptualized urban space.  Fresh readings of key texts show how Romantic concerns with urban life shaped both individual works and broader theoretical issues.

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Larry H. Peer is a Professor of Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University. He is the Executive Director of the International Conference on Romanticism, editor of the journal Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism, and the author of numerous books and essays in the field of Romanticism studies.
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Title:Romanticism And The CityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:298 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:March 4, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230108830

ISBN - 13:9780230108837

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Introduction--Larry H. Peer * PART I: Theories of the City * Nerve Theory, Sensibility, and Romantic Metrosexuals--Michelle Faubert * Wordsworth’s Double-Take--William Galperin * The Lost Transatlantic City of John Galt’s “The Apostate”--Jeffrey Cass * The Gothic Chapbook and the Urban Reader--Diane Long Hoeveler * Science and the City--Marilyn Gaull * PART II: Continental Cities * Phenomenal Beauty: Rousseau in Venice--Nancy Yousef * E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Marketplace Vision of Berlin--Alexander Schlutz * Renzo in Milan--Ernesto Livorni * Rome Above Rome:  Nikolai Gogol’s Romantic Vision of the Eternal City--Tatiana Barnett * PART III: London *  Wordsworth’s Invigorating Hell:  London in Book 7 of “The Prelude” (1805)--Eugene Stelzig * Blake’s Golgonoosa:  London and/as the Eternal City of Art--Mark Lussier * London’s Immortal Druggists:  Pharmaceutical Science and Business in Romanticism--Thomas H. Schmid * Wordsworth’s “Illustrated Books and Newspapers” and City Media--Peter Mannning * Babylon and Jerusalem on the Old Kent Road--Tim Fulford