By Joel Faflak,Julia M. Wright
- Focuses on British Romanticism whereas additionally addressing continental and transatlantic Romanticism and previous periods
- Utilizes key words comparable to mind's eye, chic, poetics, philosophy, race, historiography, and visible tradition as issues of entry to the research of Romanticism and the theoretical matters and the tradition of the period
- Explores themes valuable to Romanticism stories and the severe developments of the final thirty years
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A Handbook of Romanticism Studies (Critical Theory Handbooks) by Joel Faflak,Julia M. Wright