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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print

Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830

Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature

Authors: Simpson, E.

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This book argues that Romantic-era writers used the figure of the minstrel to imagine authorship as a social, responsive enterprise unlike the solitary process portrayed by Romantic myths of the lone genius. Simpson highlights the centrality of the minstrel to many important literary developments from the Romantic era through to the 1840s.

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ERIK SIMPSON teaches in the English Department of Grinnell College, USA. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • The Minstrel Mode

    Simpson, Erik

    Pages 1-26

  • The Minstrel in the World: Sydney Owenson and Irish Internationalism

    Simpson, Erik

    Pages 27-50

  • ‘The Minstrels of Modern Italy’: Germaine de Staël, Improvisation, and Myths of Corinne

    Simpson, Erik

    Pages 51-74

  • The Minstrel and Regency Romanticism: James Beattie and the Rivalry of Byron and Wordsworth

    Simpson, Erik

    Pages 75-103

  • The Minstrel Goes to Market: the Prizes and Contests of James Hogg, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and Felicia Hemans

    Simpson, Erik

    Pages 104-133

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Literary Minstrelsy, 1770-1830
Book Subtitle
Minstrels and Improvisers in British, Irish, and American Literature
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59398-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230593985
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-20051-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29923-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 215
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