Romanticism, Sincerity and Authenticity

Hardcover | August 11, 2010

EditorT. Milnes, K. Sinanan

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The categories of authenticity and sincerity have been treated with scepticism since at least the early twentieth century, but they remain indispensable for the study of Romantic literature and culture. This book, focusing on authors including Byron, Coleridge and Austen, aims to relocate the terms within the context of current critical debates.

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The categories of authenticity and sincerity have been treated with scepticism since at least the early twentieth century, but they remain indispensable for the study of Romantic literature and culture. This book, focusing on authors including Byron, Coleridge and Austen, aims to relocate the terms within the context of current critica...

TIM MILNES is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, UK.  KERRY SINANAN is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of the West of England, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:August 11, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230208932

ISBN - 13:9780230208933

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Table of Contents


Contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction--K.Sinanan &--T.Milnes
PART I: FORGING AUTHENTICITY
Genuity or Ingenuity? Invented Tradition and the Scottish Talent--M.Russett
'A Blank Made': Ossian, Authenticity, and the Possibilities of Forgery--D.Moore
The Truth about Boys and Dogs: Thomas Chatterton Plays the Antiquary--D.Cook
PART II: ACTS OF SINCERITY
The Scandal of Sincerity: Wordsworth, Byron, Landon--A.Esterhammer
The Problem of Sincerity in Abolitionism: Hannah More and John Newton--K.Sinanan
Sincerity, Authenticity, and the Unthought--T.Milnes
Sincerity's Reputation--J.Wright
PART III: THE CHALLENGE OF PRINT
Acts of Insincerity? Thomas Spence and Radical Print Culture in the 1790s--J.Halliwell
By Its Own Hands: Periodicals and the Paradox of Romantic Authenticity--S.Lodge
PART IV: THE CASE OF AUSTEN
The Anxiety of Authenticity in Jane Austen's Romantic Realism--A.Tauchert
Silence is Golden: Sincerity and the Standard in Austen--A.J.Dick
Afterword--N.Groom
Notes
Bibliography
Index