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Literary Disability Studies

Disabling Romanticism

Editors: Bradshaw, Michael (Ed.)

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This book investigates the presence of disability in British Romantic literature, as subject matter, as metaphorical theme, and as lived experience. It is the first collection of its kind, breaking new ground in re-interpreting key texts and providing a challenging overview of this emerging field. The collection offers both a critique of academic Romantic studies and an affirmation of the responsiveness of the Romantic canon to new stimuli. Authors discussed include William Blake, Lord Byron, Ann Batten Cristall, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Darley, Richard Payne Knight, William Gilpin, Mary Robinson, Mary Shelley, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth.

About the authors

Michael Bradshaw is Professor of English at Edge Hill University, UK. He has published extensively on Romanticism, including Keats, the Shelleys, The London Magazine, Romantic generations, and Romantic fragment poems; publications include Resurrection Songs: the Poetry of Thomas Lovell Beddoes (2001), and The Ashgate Research Companion to Thomas Lovell Beddoes (2007).

Reviews

“Michael Bradshaw’s Disabling Romanticism: Body, Mind, and Text is a fine collection. … This volume is an excellent and compelling introduction to this material. … I would place this as one of the most valuable volumes to have appeared this year.” (SEL Studies in English Literature, Vol. 57 (3), 2017) 


“Disabling Romanticism, edited by Michael Bradshaw, is an outstanding piece of scholarship and contributes mightily to both disability studies in the Humanities and studies in Romanticism. The scrutiny brought to both canonical and under-appreciated Romantic texts is thorough and penetrating; the quality of writing in every chapter is superb; and the arguments presented are persuasive and compelling. Disabling Romanticism builds on and extends in a significant way the work of Helen Deutsch, Lennard Davis, David Mitchell, Sharon Snyder, and Chris Mounsey, among others.” (Chris Gabbard, University of North Florida, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bradshaw, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • Picturesque Aesthetics: Theorising Deformity in the Romantic Era

    Joshua, Essaka

    Pages 29-48

  • Disability, Sympathy, and Encounter in Wordsworth’s Lyrical Ballads (1798)

    Stanback, Emily B.

    Pages 49-69

  • ‘Psychological Curiosit[ies]’ from an ‘Intellectual Giant’: Coleridge, Disease, Disability, and Drugs

    Goergen, Corey

    Pages 71-86

  • ‘In Mental as in Visual Darkness Lost’: Southey’s Songs for a Mad King

    Chandler, David

    Pages 87-103

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Hardcover $90.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-46063-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disabling Romanticism
Editors
  • Michael Bradshaw
Series Title
Literary Disability Studies
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46064-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46064-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46063-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 215
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