Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine: 'An Unprecedented Phenomenon'

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Robert Morrison, Daniel S. Roberts
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 30, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 290 pages
Romanticism and Blackwood's Magazine is inspired by the ongoing critical fascination with Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, and the burgeoning recognition of its centrality to the Romantic age. Though the magazine itself was published continuously for well over a century and a half, this volume concentrates specifically on those years when William Blackwood was at the helm, beginning with his founding of the magazine in 1817 and closing with his death in 1834. These were the years when, as Samuel Taylor Coleridge put it in 1832, Blackwood's reigned as "an unprecedented Phenomenon in the world of letters." The magazine placed itself at the centre of the emerging mass media, commented decisively on all the major political and cultural issues that shaped the Romantic movement, and published some of the leading writers of the day, including Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey, John Galt, Felicia Hemans, James Hogg, Walter Scott, and Mary Shelley.
 

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Contents

A Passage to Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine
1
Blackwoods and the Periodical Press
21
Blackwoods Culture and Criticism
87
Blackwoods Fictions
161
Blackwoods at Home
201
Blackwoods Abroad
253
Selected Bibliography
279
Index
281
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JASON CAMLOT Associate Professor and Chair of English, Concordia University in Montréal, Canada WILLIAM CHRISTIE Chair in English Literature, University of Sydney, Australia RICHARD CRONIN Professor of Romantic and Victorian Poetry, University of Glasgow, UK DAVID FINKELSTEINM Dean of the School of Humanities, University of Dundee, UK PHILIP FLYNN Professor of English, University of Delaware, USA DAVID HIGGINS Lecturer in English Literature, University of Leeds, UK GILLIAN HUGHES University of Stirling, UK ANTHONY JARRELLS University of South Carolina, USA DUNCAN KELLY University Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Cambridge, UK TIM KILLICK Cardiff University, UK DAVID LATANE Professor of English, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA NICHOLAS MASON Associate Professor of English, Brigham Young University, USA TOM MOLE Associate Professor of English, McGill University in Montreal, Canada THOMAS C. RICHARDSON Professor of English, Mississippi University for Women, USA MARK SCHOENFELD Professor of English, Vanderbilt University, USA DAVID STEWART Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century Literature, Northumbria University, UK JOHN STRACHAN Professor of English Literature, Northumbria University, UK NANORA SWEET University of Missouri-St. Louis, USA