Series Editor: John Drakakis
Routledge – 2009 – 168 pages
Series: The New Critical Idiom
The term ‘lyric’ has evolved, been revised, redefined and contested over the centuries. In this fascinating introduction, Scott Brewster:
Offering clarity and structure to this often intense and emotive field, Lyric offers essential insights for students of literature, performance, music and cultural studies.
1. Introduction 2. Origins and Definitions 3. Lyric and the Art of Persuasion 4. ‘I wandered lonely’: the lyric self, Romanticism and beyond 5. Love, loss and the beyond: lyrics of desire 6. Lyric, music and performance Bibliography
Scott Brewster is Director of English at University of Salford. He has published widely on modern poetry, Irish writing, Gothic and psychoanalysis. His co-edited essay collection, Irish Literature Since 1990, is forthcoming.