Recognizing the Romantic Novel
New Histories of British Fiction, 1780-1830
Edited by Jillian Heydt-Stevenson and Charlotte Sussman
Charlotte Sussman is Associate Professor of English at Duke University and the author of Consuming Anxieties: Consumer Protest, Gender, and British Slavery, 1713-1833 (Stanford University Press, 2000)
Jillian Heydt-Stevenson is Associate Professor of English and of Comparative Literature and Humanities at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the author of Austen’s Unbecoming Conjunctions (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).
Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Preface - Jillian Heydt-Stevenson and Charlotte Sussman 1. ‘Launched Upon the Sea of Moral and Political Inquiry’: The Ethical Experiments of the Romantic Novel - Jillian Heydt-Stevenson and Charlotte Sussman 2. Bad Marriages, Bad Novels: The ‘Philosophical Romance’ - Laura Mandell 3. Enlightenment or Illumination: The Spectre of Conspiracy in Gothic Fictions of the 1790s - Markman Ellis 4. Burney’s Conservatism: Masculine Value and ‘the Ingenuous Cecilia’ - Helen Thompson 5. ‘All Agog to Find Her Out’: Compulsory Narration in The Wanderer - Suzie Asha Park 6. A Select Collection: Barbauld, Scott, and the Rise of the (Reprinted) Novel - Michael Gamer 7. Austen, Empire and Moral Virtue - Saree Makdisi 8. Fanny Price’s British Museum: Empire, Genre, and Memory in Mansfield Park - Miranda Burgess 9. Between the Lines: Poetry, Persuasion, and the Feelings of the Past - Mary Jacobus 10. Scholarly Revivals: Gothic Fiction, Secret History, and Hogg’s Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - Ina Ferris 11. Sympathy, Physiognomy, and Scottish Romantic Fiction - Ian Duncan Works Cited Index
These essays cover new ground, providing a fuller picture of the Romantic novel's generic diversity and interventions in debates over empire, women and society.
Modern Language Review, vol. 104.2
...they offer us a lens through which we may recognize the Romantic novel as it has never been recognised before.
Size: 234 x 156 mm
Publication: August 13, 2010
Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies 53