"Moving beyond views of European Romanticism as an essentially poetic development, Lessons of Romanticism strives to strengthen a critical awareness of the genres, historical institutions, and material practices that composed the culture of the period. This anthology - in recasting Romanticism in its broader cultural context - ranges across literary studies, art history, musicology, and political science and combines a variety of critical approaches, including gender studies, Lacanian analysis, and postcolonial studies."--Jacket.… (more)
Most intellectuals (particularly those reckless enough to have ventured into the professional minefield of editing a collection of highly diverse critical voices) will probably agree that the subject of Romanticism tends to give rise to complex questions, even strong convictions, yet offers few conclusive answers.
Our revaluation of the period's feminist historiography can therefore not only realign the contours of Romantic ideology but also provoke important questions about the porous nature of gender boundaries and divisions throughout Romantic writing.