Romanticism, Economics and the Question of Culture
By (author) Philip Connell
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Romanticism, Economics and the Question of Culture by Philip Connell
Book DescriptionThe Romantic age in Britain formed one of the most celebrated - and heterogeneous - moments in literary history, but it also witnessed the rise of 'political economy' as the pre-eminent nineteenth-century science of society. Romanticism, Economics and the Question of 'Culture' investigates this historical conjunction, and reassesses the idea that the Romantic defence of spiritual and humanistic 'culture' developed as a reaction to the individualistic, philistine values of the 'dismal science'. Drawing on a wide range of source material, the book combines the methods of literary scholarship and intellectual history. It addresses the changing political identifications of familiar literary figures such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Shelley, but also illuminates the wider political and intellectual life of this period. Romanticism, Economics and the Question of 'Culture' situates canonical Romantic writers within a nuanced, and highly detailed ideological context, while challenging our inherited understanding of the Romantic tradition itself as the social conscience of nineteenth-century capitalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198185055
(224mm x 145mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Romantic age in Britain formed one of the most celebrated moments in literary history, but it also witnessed the rise of 'political economy' as the most prestigious science of nineteenth-century capitalist society. This book investigates this historical conjunction.
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Author Biography - Philip Connell
Philip Connell is College Lecturer and Director of Studies, Selwyn College, Cambridge
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