Palgrave Advances

Palgrave Advances in John Clare Studies

Editors: Kovesi, Simon, Lafford, Erin (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to ongoing conversations about John Clare's work while offering new perspectives and directions on Clare scholarship, in an accessible writing style
  • Serves as both a useful introduction to Clare and his work for students that are new to it, and a rich resource for scholars already working in the area
  • Essays look at interdisciplinary topics including ecocriticism, environmental humanities, medical humanities, and posthumanism 
  • Features essays from established and early career scholars
  • Is comprehensive in its coverage of popular and new topics in Clare studies
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About this Textbook

This collection gathers together an exciting new series of critical essays on the Romantic- and Victorian-period poet John Clare, which each take a rigorous approach to both persistent and emergent themes in his life and work. Designed to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Clare’s first volume of poetry, Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery, the scholarship collected here both affirms Clare’s importance as a major nineteenth-century poet and reveals how his verse continually provokes fresh areas of enquiry. Offering new archival, theoretical, and sometimes corrective insights into Clare’s world and work, the essays in this volume cover a multitude of topics, including Clare’s immersion in song and print culture, his formal ingenuity, his environmental and ecological imagination, his mental and physical health, and his experience of asylums. This book gives students a range of imaginative avenues into Clare’s work, and offers both new readers and experienced Clare scholars a vital set of contributions to ongoing critical debates.

About the authors

Simon Kövesi is Professor of English Literature at Oxford Brookes University, UK, editor of the John Clare Society Journal, and author of John Clare: Nature, Criticism and History (2017).

Erin Lafford is a postdoctoral research fellow in English at the University of Derby, UK. She is currently completing her first book, John Clare and the Poetry of Illness.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Kövesi, Simon (et al.)

  • Poetry’s Variety: John Clare and the Poetic Scene in the 1820s and 1830s

    Pages 17-36

    Stewart, David

  • ‘Sweet the Merry Bells Ring Round’: John Clare’s Songs for the Drawing Room

    Pages 37-60

    McCue, Kirsteen

  • ‘Sea Songs Love Ballads &c &c’: John Clare and Vernacular Song

    Pages 61-85

    Weiner, Stephanie Kuduk

  • John Clare’s Landforms

    Pages 87-109

    Lodge, Sara

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Softcover 29,11 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Palgrave Advances in John Clare Studies
Editors
  • Simon Kovesi
  • Erin Lafford
Series Title
Palgrave Advances
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43374-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43374-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-43373-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 317
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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