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Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature

Rock and Romanticism

Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms

Editors: Rovira, James (Ed.)

  • Expands the understanding of the boundaries of Romanticism and the Gothic
  • Brings together a broad range of scholarship on music spanning the 1960s to the twenty-first century
  • Examines musical influences across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe
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Rock and Romanticism: Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms explores the relationships among the musical genres of post-punk, goth, and metal and American and European Romanticisms traditionally understood. It argues that these contemporary forms of music are not only influenced by but are an expression of Romanticism continuous with their eighteenth- and nineteenth-century influences. Figures such as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Mary Shelley, Percy Shelley, Friedrich, Schlegel, and Hoffman are brought alongside the music and visual aesthetics of the Rolling Stones, the New Romantics, the Pretenders, Joy Division, Nick Cave, Tom Verlaine, emo, Eminem, My Dying Bride, and Norwegian black metal to explore the ways that Romanticism continues into the present in all of its varying forms and expressions.



About the authors

James Rovira is Chair and Associate Professor of English at Mississippi College, USA. He is the author of Blake and Kierkegaard: Creation and Anxiety (2010).

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Theorizing Rock/Historicizing Romanticism

    Rovira, James

    Pages 1-25

  • Empathy for the Devil: The Origins of Mick Jagger’s Devil in John Milton’s London

    LaBuzetta, Evan

    Pages 27-44

  • “Bliss was it in that shirt to be alive”: Connecting Romanticism and New Romanticism through Dress

    Bernhard-Jackson, Emily A.

    Pages 45-59

  • “Crying like a woman ‘cause I’m mad like a man”: Chrissie Hynde, Gender, and Romantic Irony

    Truffin, Sherry R.

    Pages 61-82

  • A Northern “Ode on Melancholy”?: The Music of Joy Division

    Langhorst, Caroline

    Pages 83-100

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72688-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72687-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rock and Romanticism
Book Subtitle
Post-Punk, Goth, and Metal as Dark Romanticisms
Editors
  • James Rovira
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Music and Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72688-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72688-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72687-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 302
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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