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Romantic Norths

Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842

Editors: Duffy, Cian (Ed.)

  • Explores the thriving and, until now, relatively unstudied axes of cultural exchange between Britain and the Nordic countries during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries 
  • Describes a pattern of cultural encounter which was predicated upon exchange and a sense of commonality rather than upon the perception of difference or alterity 
  • Genuinely international and interdisciplinary in scope 
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About this book

This book explores various forms of cultural influence and exchange between Britain and the Nordic countries in the late eighteenth century and romantic period. Broadly new-historicist in approach, but drawing also on influential descriptions of genre, discipline, mediation, cultural exchange, and comparative methodologies, these essays not only constitute a substantial and innovative contribution to scholarly understanding of the development of romanticisms and romantic nationalisms in Britain and the Nordic countries, but also describe a pattern of cultural encounter which was predicated upon exchange and a sense of commonality rather than upon the perception of difference or alterity which has so often been discerned by critical descriptions of British romantic-period engagements with non-British cultures. The volume ought to appeal to a broad and genuinely international academic audience with interests in eighteenth-century and romantic-period culture in Britain and Scandinavia as well as to undergraduates taking courses in eighteenth-century, romantic, and Scandinavian studies.

About the authors

Cian Duffy is Professor of English Literature at Lund University, Sweden.  He has published articles, books and editions dealing with various aspects of the intellectual life and cultural history of late eighteenth-century and Romantic-period Britain.

Reviews

“Romantic Norths challenges the assumption that European Romanticism was dominated by the supposedly major British, French and German traditions. The collection instead focuses on complex reciprocal influences through trans-national circulation, and demonstrates that canon-formation in Britain has close parallels to, and frequent dependence on, Nordic culture. It exemplifies the high quality of recent European scholarship and debate throughout, providing a salutary reminder to most Anglophone readers of how little they know about these issues (and how much of what they had assumed was wrong).” (Prof Stephen Clark, Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Letters, University of Tokyo, Japan)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: ‘the less known, but equally romantic, regions of the north’

    Duffy, Cian

    Pages 1-27

  • ‘Imaginary circles round the human mind’: Bias and Openness in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark (1796)

    Bode, Christoph

    Pages 29-51

  • British Travellers Visiting Finland: from ‘Enlightened’ Expectations to ‘Romantic’ Fulfilment

    Eilittä, Leena

    Pages 53-73

  • Constructing and Classifying ‘the North’: Linnaeus and Lapland

    Lindskog, Annika

    Pages 75-99

  • Inventing Jutland for the ‘Golden Age’: Danish Artists Guided by Sir Walter Scott

    Oelsner, Gertrud

    Pages 101-127

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-51246-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-51245-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84601-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Romantic Norths
Book Subtitle
Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842
Editors
  • Cian Duffy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51246-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51246-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51245-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84601-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics