New Book | Romantic Legacies

Posted in books by Editor on April 19, 2019

From Routledge:

Shun-liang Chao and John Michael Corrigan, eds., Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts (London: Routledge, 2019), 336 pages, ISBN: 978-0367076726, £115 / $145.

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 within or across the borders of Germany, Britain, France, the US, Russia, India, China, and Japan. Each chapter 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 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.

Shun-liang Chao is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He’s the author of Rethinking the Concept of the Grotesque: Crashaw, Baudelatire, Magritte (Legenda/Routledge, 2010) and co-editor of Humour in the Arts: New Perspectives (Routledge, 2018).

John Michael Corrigan is Associate Professor of English and Digital Humanities at National Chengchi University, Taiwan. He’s the author of American Metempsychosis: Emerson, Whitman, and the New Poetry (Fordham UP, 2012).


Foreword, James Engell

Introduction, Shun-liang Chao and John Michael Corrigan

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

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

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

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

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 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


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