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Scottish and Irish Romanticism
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Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Murray Pittock


This book addresses the main non-English Romanticisms of the British Isles. It begins by challenging the terms of its own title by asking ‘what is Romanticism’, and ‘what does the term ‘national literature’ mean’? It then proceeds to explain and define the answers to these questions, providing certain triggers by the presence of which a national literature can be recognized, and also deals with two major problems which are holding back the development of a new and broader understanding of British Isles Romanticisms: the survival of outdated assumptions in ostensibly more modern paradigms, and ... More

Keywords: non-English Romanticisms, national literature, Bakhtin, Fanon, Habermas, literary theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232796
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Pittock, author
Chair in Scottish and Romantic Literature, University of Manchester
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