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British Romanticism and Continental Influences: Writing in an Age of Europhobia

British Romanticism and Continental Influences: Writing in an Age of Europhobia (Hardback)

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During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts that seemed both attractive and repulsive, Mortensen argues, Romantic writers such as Wordsworth and Coleridge publicly distanced themselves from European sensationalism, even as they assimilated and revised its conventions in their own writing.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studies Publisher: Palgrave USA Publication Date: 03/02/2004 ISBN-13: 9781403915153  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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PETER MORTENSEN was educated in Denmark and the US, and is currently Lecturer of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches modern British and American Literature.

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