Reflections of Revolution, first published in 1993, demonstrates the interdisciplinarity that had been emerging from cultural and historical studies. Taking the French Revolution as its focus, the book examines the tremendously diverse and intellectually exciting cultural reactions to the events of 1789. This title will be of interest to students of both history and literature.
Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction 2. Parts of the body/parts of speech: some instances of dismemberment and healing 3. Reflections of excess: Frankenstein, the French Revolution and monstrosity 4. Pantisocracy and the politics of the ‘Preface’ to Lyrical Ballads 5. Liberty trees and loyal oaks: emblematic presences in some English poems of the French Revolutionary period 6. Radical sensibility in the 1790s 7. Crabbe’s regicide households 8. From terror to terror: Dickens, Carlyle and cannibalism 9. ‘My own mind in my own church’: Blake, Paine and the French Revolution 10. ‘David’s Brickdust’ and the rise of the British school 11. Spectacular fears and popular arts: a view from the nineteenth century 12. Breaking the code: interpreting French Revolutionary iconoclasm; Index