Felicia Hemans : reimagining poetry in the nineteenth century / edited by Nanora Sweet and Julie Melnyk ; foreword by Marlon B. Ross

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Subjects: Women and literature--Great Britain--History--19th century
Hemans, Mrs., 1793-1835--Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2001
LC Classification: P, PR
Table of Contents: List of Illustrations
Foreword: Now Our Hemans
Contributors
Introduction: Why Hemans Now? / Nanora Sweet, Julie Melnyk 1
I. Readings: The Woman's Voices, the Poet's Choices
1. Impure Affections: Felicia Hemans's Elegiac Poetry and Contaminated Grief / Michael T. Williamson 19
2. The Fragile Image: Felicia Hemans and Romantic Ekphrasis / Grant F. Scott 36
3. The Triumph of Voice in Felicia Hemans's The Forest Sanctuary / John M. Anderson 55
4. Hemans's Later Poetry: Religion and the Vatic Poet / Julie Melnyk 74
II. Reception: The (Re)Making of the Woman Poet
5. 'Certainly not a Female Pen': Felicia Hemans's Early Public Reception / Stephen C. Behrendt 95
6. The Search for a Space: A Note on Felicia Hemans and the Royal Society of Literature / Barbara D. Taylor 115
7. Felicia Hemans and the Shifting Field of Romanticism / Chad Edgar 124
8. 'The Spells of Home': Hemans, 'Heimat' and the Cult of the Dead Poetess in Nineteenth-Century Germany / Frauke Lenckos 135
III. Contexts: Cultures of Romance, Histories of Culture
9. Hemans and the Romance of Byron / Susan J. Wolfson 155
10. Gender and Modernity in The Abencerrage: Hemans, Rushdie, and 'the Moor's Last Sigh' / Nanora Sweet 181
11. Death and the Matron: Felicia Hemans, Romantic Death, and the Founding of the Modern Liberal State / Gary Kelly 196
12. Natural and National Monuments - Felicia Hemans's 'The Image in Lava': A Note / Isobel Armstrong 212
Index 231
Additional Authors: Sweet, Nanora, 1942-
Melnyk, Julie
Notes: LCCN: 00048348
ISBN: 0333801091 (cloth)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description: xxix, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 45058832
ISBN/ISSN: 0333801091

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