British Romanticism in European Perspective: Into the by Steve Clark, Tristanne Connolly

By Steve Clark, Tristanne Connolly

What, and while, is British Romanticism, if noticeable no longer in island isolation yet cosmopolitan integration with ecu Romantic literature, heritage and tradition? The essays right here diversity from poetry and the radical to technology writing, philosophy, visible artwork, opera and melodrama; from France and Germany to Italy and Bosnia.

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The poem was written in 1819. In its first published form, in The Indicatorr in 1820, the knight becomes merely a ‘wretched wight’, divesting the poem of military connotations (Poems ( , 643–4). The 1819 version was published in 1848. Stillinger quotes the same Addison passage as a source, saying that ‘Keats certainly read’ it (Collected, 464). 6. Pascale Casanova, in The World Republic of Letters, makes the case for French as dominant global language until comparatively recently. 7. See Mason for details on Cameron’s ‘cast-iron guarantee’ of a referendum by 2017.

The movement was influenced by baroque and mannerist Italian poetry and the direct importation practice of improvvisatori; taking its name from the Florentine Academy was a gesture of solidarity against the Austrian occupation of Italy. Clark explores the ethics of hospitality implicit in the model of conversation as ongoing exchange, and in the commitment to multilingual composition (French, Italian and Latin as well as English). The famous eroticism of the verse, Steve Clark and Tristanne Connollyy 21 what Wordsworth termed a ‘degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation’ (‘Preface’, 747), may be regarded as secondary to continually remaking social bonds and moving beyond merely national identity.

But perhaps that is the nature of nation, to be suspended between independence and dependence, between looking outwards and looking inwards, between ‘strangers’ and ‘their own’. British Romanticism in European perspective The contributors to this volume, in different ways, seek to explore the implications of the complex interactions of British Romanticism with multiple European traditions, and the significance of moving the traditional boundaries of periodization, in order to develop a more nuanced and unified narrative of Romanticism as concept, movement and historical period.

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