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The Resource Populism, gender, and sympathy in the romantic novel, James P. Carson

Populism, gender, and sympathy in the romantic novel, James P. Carson

Label
Populism, gender, and sympathy in the romantic novel
Title
Populism, gender, and sympathy in the romantic novel
Statement of responsibility
James P. Carson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carson's Populism. Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel is an intensely original study, a powerful and provocative meditation on political and gender issues raised with special urgency by the major Romantic English novelists. By extracting from these novels a rich thematic complexity centered on mass movements and the role that women are represented as playing in them, Carson rescues Gothic and Romantic fiction from the charge that it is merely sensationalistic or sentimental. This is an important book, consistently insightful and often revelatory."--John Richetti, A.M. Rosenthal Professor of English (Emeritus), University of Pennsylvania" "In this fascinating study, Carson examines the decline of the voice of the crowd in the Romantic era, as social unity achieved in the realm of sound is challenged by aural surveillance. He vividly recounts the process by which Romantic novels are complicit in and resistant to the attempt to exert power over the masses by individualizing them. This work importantly engages with recent work on nations and nation-building and on the place of people in them."--Frances Ferguson, Mary Elizabeth Garrett Professor, Johns Hopkins University" "Populism. Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel is a richly historicized account that explores anxieties about crowds, fiction and disguise, women authors, and unstable gender roles. James P. Carson argues that the Romantic novel is a form individualizing in its address that exploits popular materials and stretches formal boundaries in an attempt to come to terms with the masses. Informed by Bakhtin, Foucault, and Freud, this book offers fresh new readings of works by Sir Walter Scott, William Godwin, Matthew Lewis, Charles Robert Maturin, and Mary Shelley."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
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Carson, James Patrick
Dewey number
823/.709355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.C75
LC item number
C37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Nineteenth-century major lives and letters
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Crowds in literature
  • Riots in literature
  • Populism in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Disguise in literature
  • Sympathy in literature
Label
Populism, gender, and sympathy in the romantic novel, James P. Carson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gothic and romantic crowds -- Popular versus legitimate authority in Scott's The heart of mid-Lothian -- Gothic properties: Matthew Lewis's The monk and Journal of a West India proprietor -- Unisonance and the echo: popular disturbances and theatricality in the works of Charles Maturin -- Godwin's "metaphysical dissecting knife" -- "A sigh of many hearts": history, humanity, and popular culture in Mary Shelley's Valperga and Lodore
Control code
431533654
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 247 pages
Isbn
9780230621107
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009032664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)431533654
Label
Populism, gender, and sympathy in the romantic novel, James P. Carson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gothic and romantic crowds -- Popular versus legitimate authority in Scott's The heart of mid-Lothian -- Gothic properties: Matthew Lewis's The monk and Journal of a West India proprietor -- Unisonance and the echo: popular disturbances and theatricality in the works of Charles Maturin -- Godwin's "metaphysical dissecting knife" -- "A sigh of many hearts": history, humanity, and popular culture in Mary Shelley's Valperga and Lodore
Control code
431533654
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 247 pages
Isbn
9780230621107
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009032664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)431533654

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