The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth by Richard GravilThe Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth by Richard Gravil

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth

EditorRichard Gravil, Daniel Robinson

Hardcover | March 4, 2015

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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long careersystematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of "The Recluse". Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The resultis a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship.This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of "The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influencesupon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception - most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism andscholarship.
After a career teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in Canada, Poland, and England, Richard Gravil is now Chairman of The Wordsworth Conference Foundation and Commissioning Editor of Humanities-Ebooks. He is the author of Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862 (St Martin's Press, 2000); Wordsworth's Bard...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of William WordsworthFormat:HardcoverDimensions:896 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.12 inPublished:March 4, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199662126

ISBN - 13:9780199662128


Table of Contents

Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson: IntroductionGeoffrey Hartman: Genius LociRichard Gravil and Daniel Robinson: Prelude: Of 'Daffodils' and 'Yew-Trees', Poems of ImaginationPart I: Life, Career, and Networks1. Nicholas Roe: The Early Life of William Wordsworth, 1770-17982. K. E. Smith: Wordsworth's Domestic Life, 1799-18503. Felicity James: Wordsworth and Literary Friendship4. Brian Goldberg: Wordsworth as Professional Author5. Christopher Simons: Itinerant Wordsworth6. Simon Bainbridge: Wordsworth's Political OdysseyPart II: Poetry7. Quentin Bailey: The Salisbury Plain Poems (1793-1842)8. Frederick Burwick: The Borderers (1796-1842)9. Daniel Robinson: Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads (1798)10. Susan J. Wolfson: 'Poem upon the Wye'; or, 'Lines, written a few miles above Tintern Abbey, On revisiting the Banks of the Wye during a Tour, July 13, 1798'11. Jason N. Goldsmith: Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads (1800)12. Gregory Leadbetter: The Lyric Impulse of Poems, in Two Volumes13. Michael O'Neill: 'Ode: Intimations of Immortality'14. Matthew Brennan: Wordsworth's Characters15. Peter Manning: The White Doe of Rylstone and Later Narrative Poems16. Daniel Robinson: The River Duddon and Wordsworth, Sonneteer17. Fiona Stafford: Poetry and Place from An Evening Walk to Yarrow Revisited18. Pamela Woof: Wordsworth's Later PoetryPart III: 'The Recluse'19. Richard Gravil: The 'Recluse' Project and its Shorter Poems20. Paul H. Fry: The Pedlar, the Poet, and 'The Ruined Cottage'21. Anthony John Harding: The 'I' in The Prelude 22. Mark J. Bruhn: The Prelude as Philosophy23. Philip Shaw: The Prelude as History24. Jacob Risinger: The Excursion as Dialogic PoemPart IV: Poets and Poetics25. Jonathon Shears: Wordsworth's English Poets26. Duncan Wu: Wordsworth and Sensibility27. Raimonda Modiano: Wordsworth's Poetic Theory28. Alexander Schlutz: Wordsworth and Coleridge on 'Imagination'29. Ruth Abbott: Wordsworth's Prosody30. Charles Mahoney: Wordsworth's Experiments with Form and Genre31. Don Bialostosky: Wordsworth's Communicative StrategiesPart V: Inheritance and Legacy32. John Cole: Wordsworth and Classical Humanism33. Allison Dushane: Wordsworth and the Enlightenment34. Marilyn Gaull: Wordsworth, Science, and Mathematics35. James Heffernan: Wordsworth and Landscape36. Terry McCormick: Wordsworth and Shepherds37. Judith Page: Wordsworth on Gender and Sexuality38. Stephen C. Behrendt: Wordsworth and Nation39. Adam Potkay: Wordsworth's Ethical Thinking40. Jonathan Roberts: Wordsworth on Religious Experience41. Peter Newbon: Wordsworth, Child Psychology, and the Growth of the Mind42. James Castell: Wordsworth and 'the Life of Things'Part VI: Reception43. Matthew Scott: Wordsworth among the Romantics44. Richard Gravil: 'Intimations' in America45. John Powell Ward: Wordsworth and Twentieth-Century Poets46. Andrew Bennett: Wordsworth in Modern Literary Criticism47. Bruce E. Graver: Editing Wordsworth in the Twentieth CenturyRecommended Reading