Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
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Spain in British Romanticism

1800-1840

Editors: Saglia, Diego, Haywood, Ian (Eds.)

  • Offers a wide range of authors and themes including the influence of Spain on poets like William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, S.T. Coleridge, the Shelleys, and Felicia Hemans
  • Addresses topics relevant to not just literary studies but also economics, politics, translation, religion, war, and popular culture
  • Highlights the often dismissed or overlooked influence of Spain on British Romanticism
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About this book

This collection of thirteen specially commissioned essays by international scholars takes a fresh look at the profound impact of the Peninsular War on Romantic British literature and culture. The expertly authored chapters explore the valorization of Spain by nineteenth-century poets such as Lord Byron, William Wordsworth, Robert Southey, S.T. Coleridge, the Shelleys, and Felicia Hemans in contrast to the Enlightenment-era view of Spain as a backwards nation in decline. Topics discussed include the vision of Spain in Gothic fiction, Spanish experiences of exile as exemplified by the conflict between Valentin de Llanos and Joseph Blanco White, and British women writers' approach to peninsular fiction. 
Spain in British Romanticism: 1800-1840 is essential reading for scholars and enthusiasts of Romantic literature and Spanish history. 

About the authors

Diego Saglia is Professor of English Literature at the University of Parma, Italy.
Ian Haywood is Professor of English Literature at the University of Roehampton, UK.

Reviews

“Spain in British Romanticism are timely reminders that our current political climate, with nationalism on the rise and the perceived threat of emigrant populations exacerbated by cultural stereotypes, has a history and that the war-torn years of the Romantic period, and Romantic-era writers who grappled with cultural difference, played a significant role in that history.” (Orianne Smith, European Romantic Review, Vol. 30 (1), 2019)


“Ian Haywood and Diego Saglia have brought together a strong group of established and younger scholars to explore the ‘invention’ of Spain in the romantic period.  Taking up  responses to Spain by canonical writers such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, and Southey and introducing us to less well known texts by figures such as Blanco White, Alexander Dallas, and ‘Mrs. Meeke,’ the scholars in this volume show us how British romanticism re-envisioned Spain and how Spain shaped the vision of British romanticism.” (Jeffrey N. Cox, Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction, University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction: Spain and British Romanticism

    Pages 1-16

    Saglia, Diego (et al.)

  • The Matter of Spain in Romantic Britain

    Pages 19-35

    Kelly, Gary

  • Robert Southey and the Peninsular Campaign

    Pages 37-54

    Packer, Ian (et al.)

  • Southey, Spain, and Romantic Apostasy

    Pages 55-73

    Sánchez, Juan L.

  • Wordsworth’s Spain, 1808–1811

    Pages 75-93

    Laspra-Rodríguez de Coletes, Alicia

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eBook 69,99 €
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Hardcover 88,39 €
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Softcover 88,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spain in British Romanticism
Book Subtitle
1800-1840
Editors
  • Diego Saglia
  • Ian Haywood
Series Title
Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64456-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64456-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64455-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87799-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 309
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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