The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley

Hardcover | January 4, 2013

EditorMichael ONeill, Anthony Howe

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The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley takes stock of current developments in the study of a major Romantic poet and prose-writer, and seeks to advance Shelley studies beyond the current state of scholarship. It consists of forty-two chapters written by a prestigious internationalcast of established and emerging scholar-critics, and offers the most wide-ranging single-volume body of writings on Shelley. The volume builds on the textual revolution in Shelley studies, which has transformed understanding of the poet, as critics are able to focus on what Shelley actually wrote. This Handbook is divided into five thematic sections: Biography and Relationships; Prose; Poetry; Cultures, Traditions, Influences; and Afterlives. The first section reappraises Shelley's life and relationships, including those with his publishers through whom he sought to reach an audience for the'Ashes and sparks' of his thought, and with women, creative collaborators as well as muse-figures; the second section gives his under-investigated prose works detailed attention, bringing multiple perspectives to bear on his shifting and complex conceptual positions, and demonstrating the range ofhis achievement in prose works from novels to political and poetic treatises; the third section explores Shelley's creativity and gift as a poet, emphasizing his capacity to excel in many different poetic genres; the fourth section looks at Shelley's response to past and contemporary literarycultures, both English and international, and at his immersion in science, music, theatre, the visual arts, and tourism and travel; the fifth section concludes the volume by analysing Shelley's literary and cultural afterlife, from his influence on Victorians and Moderns, to his status as theexemplary poet for Deconstruction. The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley brings out the relevance to Shelley's own work of his dictum that 'All high poetry is infinite' and shows how he continues to generate original critical responses.

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The Oxford Handbook of Percy Bysshe Shelley takes stock of current developments in the study of a major Romantic poet and prose-writer, and seeks to advance Shelley studies beyond the current state of scholarship. It consists of forty-two chapters written by a prestigious internationalcast of established and emerging scholar-criti...

Michael O'Neill is a well-known critic of poetry, and has written monographs on Shelley (1989), Romanticism and the Self-Conscious Poem (1997), and The All-Sustaining Air (2007). He edited The Cambridge History of English Poetry (2010), and has also co-edited (with Madeleine Callaghan) Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry: Hardy ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:748 pagesPublished:January 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558361

ISBN - 13:9780199558360

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Michael O'Neill: IntroductionPART 1: BIOGRAPHY AND RELATIONSHIPSDonald H. Reiman and James Bieri: Shelley and the British IslesRalph Pite: Shelley and ItalyAnn Wroe: Resolutions, Destinations: Shelley s Last YearNora Crook: Shelley and WomenStephen Behrendt: Shelley and his PublishersPART 2: PROSEAnthony Howe: Shelley and Philosophy: On a Future State, Speculations on Metaphysics and Morals, On LifeGavin Hopps: Religion and Ethics: The Necessity of Atheism, A Refutation of Deism, On ChristianityTeddi Lynn Chichester: Love, Sexuality, Gender: On Love, Discourse on Love, and The Banquet of PlatoSteven E. Jones: Politics and SatireMichael Scrivener: Politics, Protest, and Social Reform: Irish Pamphlets, Notes to Queen Mab, Letter to Lord Ellenborough, A Philosophical View of ReformPaul Hamilton: PoeticsDiane Long Hoeveler: Prose Fiction: Zastrozzi, St. Irvyne, The Assassins, The ColiseumDaisy Hay: Shelley's LettersPART 3: POETRYNancy Moore Goslee: Shelley's Draft NotebooksDavid Duff: Lyric Development: Esdaile Notebook to Hymns of 1816Jack Donovan: Epic Experiments: Queen Mab and Laon and CythnaMark Sandy: Quest Poetry: Alastor and EpipsychidionStuart Curran: Lyrical Drama: Prometheus Unbound and HellasMichael Rossington: Tragedy: The Cenci and Swellfoot the TyrantAnthony Howe: Shelley's Familiar Style : Rosalind and Helen, Julian and Maddalo, and Letter to Maria GisborneMichael O'Neill: Sonnets and OdesSusan Wolfson: Popular Songs and Ballads: Writing the Unwritten Story in 1819Jerrold E. Hogle: Visionary Rhyme: The Sensitive-Plant and The Witch of AtlasShahidha Bari: Lyrics and Love Poems: Poems to Sophia Stacey, Jane Williams, and Mary ShelleyMichael O'Neill: Shelley's Pronouns: Lyrics, Hellas, Adonais, and The Triumph of LifePART 4: CULTURES, TRADITIONS, INFLUENCESIan Balfour: Shelley and the BibleAnthony John Harding: Shelley, Mythology, and the Classical TraditionAlan Weinberg: Shelley and the Italian TraditionFrederick Burwick: Origins of Evil: Shelley, Goethe, Calderon, and RousseauMadeleine Callaghan: Shelley and MiltonMichael O'Neill and Paige Tovey: Shelley and the English Tradition: Spenser and PopeKelvin Everest: Shelley and His ContemporariesJessica K. Quillin: Shelley and MusicBernard Beatty: Shelley, Shakespeare, and TheatreSarah Wootton: Shelley, the Visual Arts, and CinemaMarilyn Gaull: Shelley's SciencesBenjamin Colbert: Shelley, Travel, and TourismPART 5: AFTERLIVESRichard Cronin: Shelley and the Nineteenth CenturyJeffrey C. Robinson: The Influences of Shelley on Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century PoetryMichael Rossington: Editing ShelleyJane Stabler: Shelley Criticism from Romanticism to ModernismArthur Bradley: Shelley Criticism from Deconstruction to the Present