Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters

Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries

The Dialect of the Tribe

Authors: Fulford, Tim

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Combining historical poetics and book history, Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries shows Romanticism as characterized by tropes and forms that were jointly produced by literary circles. To show these connections, Fulford pulls from a wealth of print material including political squibs, magazine essays, illustrated tour poems, and journals.

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Tim Fulford is Professor of English at De Montfort University, UK. His most recent publications include The Late Poetry of the Lake Poets, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, and Robert Southey: Poetical Works 1811-38. He is currently editing the Collected Letters of Sir Humphry Davy.

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“In this well-researched and wide-ranging study, Tim Fulford joins critics such as Jeffrey Cox, Jon Mee and Paul Magnuson who instead see Romantic writing as a collaborative endeavour, investigating small writing communities (pejoratively dubbed ‘schools’ by Romantic-era reviewers) or twosomes. … Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries displays an impressive command of material with admirable alertness to the effects on the writers’ work of the ‘micro-historical’ as well as larger-scale social and political developments … .” (Kim Wheatley, Review of English Studies, Vol. 67, June, 2016)


"Fulford's astonishing command of the diverse methods, interests, and materials dispersed throughout the field of Romantic studies today and of the critical practices of the past thirty years gives this study title to its own title: it is itself a grammar, lexicon, and demonstration of the dialect of our tribe - the scholars, critics, and historians of things and themes Romantic." - Marjorie Levinson, F.L. Huetwell Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, USA

"In Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries Tim Fulford weaves a series of rich literary networks, or coteries. Arguing that coteries create collective poetic projects, he revisits literary 'allusion', demonstrating that it knits together such projects as one of the means by which authors interact. Such an approach reveals the development of poetic language and subject matter as a communal project, sometimes across generations Wordsworth's plain diction in conversation with Cowper, for instance. By focusing on how these coteries were constituted, this book makes a series of important contributions to our understanding of Romantic authorship." - Alan Vardy, Professor of English, Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, USA

"Ranging from the Lake Poets to the Cockneys and beyond, Tim Fulford makes a major contribution to our understanding of romantic sociality and the role of circles in literary production. His encyclopedic erudition is brought to bear not only upon the usual suspects such as Wordsworth or Hunt, but also Blooomfield and Robinson, country poets and city prophets. Particularly striking is his analysis of coterie language, as he shows how the poetry of the various groups he examines creates through allusion a kind of collective dialect." - Jeffrey N. Cox, Professor of English, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-19

    Fulford, Tim

  • The Politicization of Allusion in Early Romanticism: Mary Robinson and the Bristol Poets

    Pages 23-61

    Fulford, Tim

  • Brothers in Lore: Fraternity and Priority in Thalaba, “Christabel,” and “Kubla Khan”

    Pages 63-78

    Fulford, Tim

  • Signifying Nothing: Coleridge’s Visions of 1816—Anti-allusion and the Poetic Fragment

    Pages 79-97

    Fulford, Tim

  • Positioning The Missionary: Poetic Circles and the Development of Colonial Romance

    Pages 99-127

    Fulford, Tim

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries
Book Subtitle
The Dialect of the Tribe
Authors
Series Title
Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51889-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137518897
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53396-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 264
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