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The return to Rome: desire and loss in Staël's Corinne

Edwards, Catharine (2012) The return to Rome: desire and loss in Staël's Corinne. In: Saunders, T. and Martindale, C. and Pite, R. and Skoie, M. (eds.) Romans and Romantics. Classical Presences. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 183-202. ISBN 9780199588541.

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Book synopsis: The first extensive and wide-ranging discussion on the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity Includes 18 contributions from an international team of scholars working in various disciplines Considers literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship Discusses both well-known and lesser-known literary figures from across Europe and the US, who lived before, during, and after the Romantic period Includes an Afterword by Glenn W. Most This volume provides, for the first time, an extensive and wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between Romanticism and Roman antiquity. Encompassing literature, music, sculpture, film, history, politics, and scholarship from across Europe and the US, it assesses the influence ancient Roman culture has had upon Romanticism, and the influence Romanticism has in turn had upon our understanding of the ancient Romans. Arranged in three sections - Romanticisms, Romantics, and Reception - the 20 contributions in this volume assess various shared themes and motifs, case studies from the Romantic Period, and the way in which the reception of Romanticism shaped and was shaped by the reception of Roman antiquity. By highlighting the key role that the Romans played in the creation and development of Romanticism, and the role Romanticism has since played in conceptions of the Romans, Romans and Romantics initiates not only a reassessment of the relationship between its two protagonists, but develops a new understanding of each of them individually.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
Depositing User: Prof. Catharine Edwards
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2012 09:18
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 14:40
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5480

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