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Romantic Legacies

Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts, 1st Edition

Edited by Shun-Liang Chao, John Michael Corrigan

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344 pages | 26 Color Illus.

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Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts presents the most wide-ranging treatment of Romantic regenerations, covering the cross-pollination between the arts or between art and thought in Germany, Britain, France, the US, Russia, India, China, and Japan. Each chapter in the volume examines a legacy or afterlife in a comparative context to demonstrate ongoing Romantic legacies as fully as possible in their complexity and richness. The volume provides readers a lens through which to understand Romanticism not merely as an artistic heritage but as a dynamic site of intellectual engagement that crosses nations and time periods and entails no less than the shaping of our global cultural currents.

Reviews

Romantic Legacies is an important contribution to our expanded understanding of the legacies of romanticism. The essays in this collection range widely across geography, chronology and artistic form to explore the ongoing resonances of the romantic impulse across cultures.

Andrew Taylor, University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents

Foreword

James Engell

Introduction

Shun-liang Chao and John Michael Corrigan

Part I Realist Romanticism

1. Romantic Walking and Railway Realism

Rachel Bowlby

2. The Use and Abuse of Romance: Realist Revisions of Walter Scott in England, France, and Germany

Geoffrey Baker

3. Chekhov on the Meaning of Life: After Romanticism and Nihilism

Yuri Corrigan

Part II Fin-de-Siècle Romanticism

4. Keats Gone Wilde: Wilde’s Romantic Self-Fashioning at the Fin de Siècle

Ya-Feng Wu

5. Delacroix, Signac, and the Aesthetic Revolution in Fin-de-siècle France

Shao-Chien Tseng

6. Mediating Richard Wagner and Henry Bishop: Frederick Corder and the Different Legacies of German and English Romantic Opera

David Chandler

Part III (Post)Modern Romanticism

7. Platonism, Its Heirs, and the Last Romantic

Arthur Versluis

8. Vexed Meditation: Romantic Idealism in Coleridge and Its Afterlife in Bataille and Irigaray

Justin Prystash

9. "You have to be a transparent eyeball": Transcendental Afterlives in Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men

John Michael Corrigan

Part IV Environmental Romanticism

10. Tracing Romanticism in the Anthropocene: An Ecocritical Reading of Ludwig Tieck’s Rune Mountain

Caroline Schaumann

11. The Eye of the Earth: Nonhuman Vision from Blake to Contemporary Ecocriticism

Sophie Laniel-Musitelli

12. "Indistinctness is my forte": Turner, Ruskin, and the Climate of Art

Carmen Casaliggi

Par V Oriental Romanticism

13. ReOrienting Romanticism: The Legacy of Indian Romantic Poetry in English

Steve Clark

14. Grafting German Romanticism onto the Chinese Revolution: Goethe, Guo Morou, and the Pursuit of Self-Transcendence

Johannes D. Kaminski

15. Two Chinese Wordsworths: The Reception of Wordsworth in Twentieth-Century China

Li Ou

16. "The world must be made Romantic": The Sentimental Grotesque in Tetsuya Ishida’s "Self-Portraits of Others"

Shun-liang Chao

About the Editors

Shun-liang Chao, PhD is Associate Professor of English and Comparative literature at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

John Michael Corrigan, PhD is Associate Professor of American literature and digital humanities at National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

This series is our home for cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections. Taking a comparative approach to literary studies, this series visits the relationship of literature and language alongside a variety of interdisciplinary and transnational topics. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004130
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
LIT020000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Comparative Literature
LIT024030
LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 18th Century