Romanticism's Debatable Lands

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Claire Lamont, Michael Rossington
Palgrave Macmillan, Jun 15, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 264 pages
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This book uses the theme of "debatable lands," a term first applied to disputed parts of the Anglo-Scottish border, to explore aspects of writing in the Romantic period. Walter Scott brought it to a wider public, and the phrase came to be applied, by metaphorical extension, to debates which were not so much geographical but intellectual, political or artistic. These debates are pursued in a collection of essays grouped under the headings "Britain and Ireland" and
Europe and Beyond."

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Contents

Writing on the Borders
13
Iolo Morganwg
27
Gender Territory and Hysteria in Rob Roy
52
Copyright

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CLAIRE LAMONT is Professor of English Romantic Literature at Newcastle University. She specializes in English and Scottish Literature, especially the Romantic poets, Austen and Scott, and the literary representation of architecture. Her edition of Scott's Chronicles of the Canongate appeared in 2000.

MICHAEL ROSSINGTON is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Newcastle University. His principal research interests are in the works of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and republican ideas in Romantic-period writing. His editions of Percy Shelley's The Cenci and Mary Shelley's Valperga were published in 2000.

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