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Romantic Marginality Nation and Empire on the Borders of the Page

By Alex Watson Copyright 2012
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    202 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This is the first critical study of Romantic-era annotation or marginalia – footnotes, endnotes, glossaries – which formed a vital site of literary interaction.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: Reading from the Margins; Chapter 1a Contesting the Jupien Effect: Annotation in the Eighteenth Century; Chapter 2 The Author in the Margins: Annotation as Site of Conflict; Chapter 3 Margins and Marginality: Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent (1800) and Sydney Owenson's the Wild Irish Girl (1806); Chapter 4 The Imperial Collection: Robert Southey's Thalaba the Destroyer: A Metrical Romance (1801); Chapter 5 The Margins of the Nation: Robert Burns's Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786) and Walter Scott's Waverley (1814); Chapter 6 Byron's Errantry: Lord Byron and John Cam Hobhouse's Annotation for Cantos I, II and IV of Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1811'”16); Chapter 7 Conclusion: Romantic Marginality and beyond;


    Watson, Alex