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  Romantic music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Romantic music is related to Romantic movements in literature, art, and philosophy, though the conventional periods used in musicology are now very different from their counterparts in the other arts, which define "romantic" as running from the 1780s to the 1840s.
Romantic composers were aided by improvements in technology, which provided significant changes in the language of music, ranging from an increase in the range and power of the piano to improvements in the sound and reach of the symphony orchestra.
In literature, the Romantic period is often said to begin in the 1770s or 1780s with a movement known as "storm and struggle" in Germany.
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 Romanticism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In English literature, Coleridge and Wordsworth were the true architects of the Romantic movement, beginning with their Lyrical Ballads (1798), but the revival of 'romance' in this narrower sense was preceded by a cult of Sensibility.
While these precursors partly explain the Romantic fascination with the Middle Ages, the pleasures of stressful emotions, and the thrill derived from wilfulness, the actual expression of the Romantic movement itself corresponded to the sense of rapid, dynamic social change that culminated in the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era.
Early Romantic nationalism was strongly inspired by Rousseau, and by the ideas of Johann Gottfried von Herder, who in 1784 argued that the geography formed the natural economy of a people, and shaped their customs and society.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Romanticism   (2510 words)

 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Age: review: Summary
Romantic poets presented a theory of poetry in direct opposition to representative eighteenth-century theories of poetry as imitative of human life and nature by suggesting that poetic inspiration was located not outside in nature, but inside the poet's mind, in a "spontaneous" emotional response.
Attendant upon the increased profitability of literature was the growth of the periodical industry and the consequent added importance of the essay as a literary and critical form.
Romantic poets and writers would not have considered themselves similar and many of the writers considered canonical today were not popular until later in their careers or after their deaths.
www.wwnorton.com /nael/romantic/review/summary.htm   (780 words)

 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Age: Topic 4: Overview
At first glance, Romantic literature may seem to be divided between the natural settings of sheep fields in the southwest of England or the Lake District and the unnatural settings of medieval castles that are, for all their remoteness from present-day reality, always Christian and at least European, if not always British.
Orientalism, via the literature and art of the time, was increasingly in the air (as well as the texts) in both London and the British countryside.
Romantic Orientalism continues to develop into the nineteenth century, paralleling another component of Romanticism already presented in the Norton Web sites, "Literary Gothicism." Two of the authors here — Clara Reeve and William Beckford — are important figures in the history of both movements.
www.wwnorton.com /nael/romantic/topic_4/welcome.htm   (725 words)

 Introduction to the Romantic Period   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The difference between literature of the 18th Century and that of the early 19th Century is every bit as marked as that between Gainsborough and Turner, though it may be slightly more difficult to spot at first glance.
Romantic authors and thinkers seized upon this idea, along with the idea of throwing off the stodgy, aristocratic forms that had become popular in the 18th Century (look at the clothes worn by the subjects of Gainsborough's paintings, for example).
We use this year as a starting point for the Romantic Period in English literature because it was the year in which a collection of poems was published that would serve as a major turning point.
english.wc.edu /engl2323/romant.html   (2039 words)

 Romantic Period Music
Romantic art differs from classic art by its greater emphasis on the qualities of remoteness and strangeness.
In Romantic music, long sections -even an entire movement- may continue as one unbroken rhythmic pattern, with the monotony and the cumulative effect of an incantation.
The Romantic era was the golden age of the virtuoso.
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 English literature -> The Romantic Period on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Lyrical Ballads (1798 and 1800), a watershed in literary history, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge presented and illustrated a liberating aesthetic: poetry should express, in genuine language, experience as filtered through personal emotion and imagination; the truest experience was to be found in nature.
Lord Byron was the prototypical romantic hero, the envy and scandal of the age.
Minor romantic poets include Robert Southey —best-remembered today for his story “Goldilocks and the Three Bears” —Leigh Hunt, Thomas Moore, and Walter Savage Landor.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/englsh-lit_theromanticperiod.asp   (923 words)

 English Romantic Literature
Emphasizing new theoretical approaches to Romantic literature, this resource provides introductory essays in four general areas: (1) the historical, intellectual, and literary contexts out of which Romanticism arose, (2) representative works of Romanticism, (3) the genres and modes of Romantic expression, and (4) divergent critical interpretations of Romanticism.
Volume two of this well-known, eight-volume history of modern literary criticism is titled "The Romantic Age" and traces the growth of Romantic criticism and the rejection of neoclassical ideals.
For Romantic Literature, it is the most comprehensive listing of critical material available, and it is updated regularly.
www.lib.rochester.edu /index.cfm?PAGE=2165   (1508 words)

 EH 558: Studies in Romantic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
English literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; emphasis on Blake, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Mary and Percy Shelley, and Keats; writers such as Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Burke, Paine, Barbauld, Smith, Hemans, Hazlitt, Hunt, and Clare also featured.
Although they are exceptionally important for twentieth-century culture, the so-called Romantic writers, with the exception of Byron, were actually rather minor figures in their own time.
By examining the Romantics in the context of their time, we will get a better sense of who they were, where they fit in with their own culture, and why they have become so important for our culture.
www.jsu.edu /depart/english/jhjones/eh558   (1661 words)

 darkly romantic literature
Below some of the best darkly romantic novels are presented next to important inspirations and influences and other related material of various kinds, from the Bible to the contemporary Nick Cave.
The stories, sagas, myths, folklore, mystics and saints from the middle ages influenced the romantic and dark romantic authors.
The romantic and the darkly romantic literature was considered overloaded and overstrung in the 1850s.
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 ROMANTIC PERIOD LITERATURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Literature Many more sources on the Romantic period are included on my eighteenth-century pages.
The period 1828-1865 in American Literature is commonly identified as the Romantic Period in America, but may also be referred to as the American Renaissance or the Age of Transcendentalism.
The word 'romantic' has to do with romance, imagination, the strange and the fantastic; in music it is applied (as to literature and painting) to works in which...
www.uklottobiz.co.uk /romanticperiodliterature-51316   (318 words)

 En/Ar/Mu 333 -- Romantic Literature and the Arts -- an integrative course in Romantic ideas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This course entails study of imaginative literature of the early and middle 19th Century within the context of painting and music.
In particular, we study works that emphasize imagination, the Romantic sublime, terror, and consequently the more intense expressions of literary, painterly, and musical expression.
Course offerings in this area [The Arts and Literature, as listed in the QU Catalogue] offer study of literature in its broader cultural setting, emphasizing the interrelationships between imaginative literature and one or more of various arts, including painting, music, cinema, or opera.
home.comcast.net /~stephen.gottlieb/romantic/333syll1.html   (1570 words)

 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Age: Introduction
In a letter to Byron in 1816, Percy Shelley declared that the French Revolution was "the master theme of the epoch in which we live" — a judgment with which many of Shelley's contemporaries concurred.
The topic "Tintern Abbey, Tourism, and Romantic Landscape" represents a very different mode, but one that is equally prominent in the remarkably diverse spectrum of Romantic literature.
In this aspect, Tintern Abbey can be considered the succinct precursor, in English literature, of the genre known by the German term Bildungsgeschichte — the development of an individual from infancy through psychological stresses and breaks to a coherent maturity.
www.wwnorton.com /nael/romantic/welcome.htm   (579 words)

 Romantic Literature 1996: Recent Scholarly Texts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is a work rooted in the Romantic period, but one which also anticipates the novels of the Victorian age.
It is sometimes said that the literature of the Romantic period is gendered in its genres: the novel was dominated by women and poetry by men.
One of the defining features of Romantic writing, critics have long agreed, is its characterisation of the self in terms of psychological depth.
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/english/19c/oldfiles/96rom.html   (1812 words)

 Broadview Press: Revolutions in Romantic Literature
This concise Broadview anthology of primary source materials is unique in its focus on Romantic literature and the ways in which the period itself was characterized by wide-ranging, self-conscious debates about the meaning of literature.
These debates posed fundamental questions about the very nature of literature as a cultural phenomenon, the extent and role of the reading public, literature's relation to the sciences and the aesthetic, the influence of contemporary commercial pressures, and the impact of perceived excesses in consumer fashions.
He is the author of The Crisis of Literature in the 1790s: Print Culture and the Public Sphere (Cambridge University Press, 1999) and editor of The Radical Popular Press in Britain, 1817-1821 (Pickering and Chatto, 2003).
www.broadviewpress.com /bvbooks.asp?BookID=648   (283 words)

 Romantic Literature: Fantasy and Romantic Fiction for an Eternity at Eterniata.com
Romantic and erotic literature, fiction or fantasy, is a type of literature of historical significance.
Much classic romance literature is of novel length, although there are also romantic short stories.
Among transgendered authors, it is common practice to adopt a feminine alter-ego, though even there it's not unheard of for a writer to use his own first name.
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 The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Age: Topic 2: Overview
In the context of British Romanticism, "Literary Gothicism" is a type of imitation medievalism.
When it was launched in the later eighteenth century, Gothicism featured accounts of terrifying experiences in ancient castles — experiences connected with subterranean dungeons, secret passageways, flickering lamps, screams, moans, bloody hands, ghosts, graveyards, and the rest.
The Gothic revival, which appeared in English gardens and architecture before it got into literature, was the work of a handful of visionaries, the most important of whom was Horace Walpole (1717–1797), novelist, letter writer, and son of the prime minister Sir Robert Walpole.
www.wwnorton.com /nael/romantic/topic_2/welcome.htm   (617 words)

 Ugly duckling grows up - The Washington Times: Entertainment - April 30, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Literature as personal therapy was nothing new to the Romantics, but Andersen stands out by burying his very adult neuroses in the innocence of fairy tales.
Particularly susceptible to such idealized misreadings have been the Romantics of the 19th century such as the German ETA Hoffmann, Andersen's literary hero, and our own Edgar Allen Poe, also influenced by Hoffmann.
Romantic literature, and its subgenre of gothic horror, not only reveled in the grotesque and macabre, but also struggled with multiple selves, personality disorder and possibly undiagnosed dementia.
www.washtimes.com /entertainment/20050429-084702-2997r.htm   (1088 words)

 The Romantics Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Romantic Canons: A Bibliography (and an Argument) (Laura Mandell)
Romantic Circles Information, links and texts on the Keats-Shelley circle.
Romantic Poetry and Prose: Bibliography (Nicholas Halmi) A selected bibliography of works on British Romantic literature.
www.unm.edu /~garyh/romantic/romantic.html   (888 words)

 The Public and Private Spheres in Romantic Literature
Middle-and upper-class women for the first time in the eighteenth century were identified by men and male-created ideologies almost exclusively with the home and the realm of feeling passion, and emotion; while the male appropriated to his natural sphere reason and the powers of the analytical mind.
Consequently, the literature of male writers remained within the realm of rationality, structure, logic, and politics.
Likewise, the literature of women writers came to be associated with emotion, family, fanciful passion and social life.
www.users.muohio.edu /mandellc/projects/george   (558 words)

 Romantic Period Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is billed as a "Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture...
From "An Outline of American Literature," by Kathryn Van Spanckeren, published by the United States Information Agency.
Desk Atlas Almanacs Dictionary Encyclopedia FunBrain Site Map EncyclopediaEnglish literature The Romantic Period At the turn of the century, fired by ideas of personal and political...
www.nabsnet.org /romantic-period-literature.html   (222 words)

 Romantic Canons: A Bibliography
Guillory argues convincingly that the emergence of an English vernacular canon coincides with the constitution of literature as an object (x-xi, 87) which occurs at "the moment of the canon's institutionalization" (87), "the moment at which the vernacular English canon enters the school system as a literary curriculum in competition with the classical curriculum" (86).
In this chapter, I argue that distinctive differences between miscellaneous collections of poetry and anthologies, published in their modern form for the first time during the early 19th century, reveal that canonizing began during the romantic era, and that it is an activity structurally dependent upon the exclusion of women poets.
The argument that the notions of canonicity and literary period begin during the Romantic Era really requires a notion of periodicity: it requires claiming, by a strange logic, that the notion of periods as originary originated in a period.
www.orgs.muohio.edu /anthologies/canon.htm   (1707 words)

 Literary Periods: Romantic and Victorian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A quick reference source for all major events of the romantic period regarding history, politics, literature, and culture.
Based at the University of Maryland, College Park, this site features romantic e-texts and scholarly resources on the major romantics and their contemporaries, as well as essays, bibliographies, and virtual conferences relating to the period and its writers.
A visit to this "peer-reviewed, Electronic Journal devoted to romantic studies" will connect you with scholarly articles on the likes of Shelley and Wordsworth, and reviews on contemporary writings on the romantics.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/periods/romantic.htm   (508 words)

 Romantic Literature 1995: Recent Scholarly Texts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He was a profound shaping influence on their thinking and writing, and a powerful symbolic and mythic figure whom they used to legitimise and discredit a wide range of political and aesthetic positions.
Literature in the Marketplace is a wide-ranging innovative collection of essays that addresses important issues in cultural studies and the history of the book.
According to Langan, the encounter between the beggar and the passerby in Wordsworth's poetry does not simply reveal a social conscience or its lack; it represents the advent of the liberal subject, whose identity is stretched out between origin and destination, caught between economic and political forces and the workings of desire.
www.usc.edu /dept/LAS/english/19c/oldfiles/95rom.html   (5539 words)

 British Romantic Literature
I love reading the British Romantic writers and love discussing their works.
A truism about poetry--and literature in general--is that great texts seldom give answers.
For example, literally hundreds of writers--including me--have tried to give persuasive readings of John Keats's famous line "Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty." Their success cannot be measured in definitive terms.
www.fredonia.edu /department/english/shokoff/Britroma.htm   (340 words)

 Romantic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture...
Romance is a literary form that saw its heyday in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Cardiff Corvey is an online journal devoted to the study of Romantic-era literature.
www.nabsnet.org /romantic-literature.html   (158 words)

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