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Introduction

This essay introduces the Romantic-period political reformer and polymath John Thelwall and takes stock of his rapid critical renaissance over the past decade. The announcement of a new archival find, a copy of a seventeenth-century play owned and annotated by Thelwall, serves to highlight the range of his interests and activities. Presenting Thelwall as a leading representative of “romantic sociability,” I situate him within wider social and intellectual networks than have hitherto been mapped, and I raise questions about the coherence and continuity of his diverse pursuits—literary, political, and scientific—that demand further attention. My brief overview of the essays collected here emphasizes how they address those questions, engaging with one another, with existing Thelwall scholarship, and with Romantic studies more generally. This introduction also sets forth the rationale for the volume as part of the larger project John Thelwall: Recovery and Reassessments (forthcoming) and explains why Romantic Circles is an especially appropriate venue for that project’s efforts to advance Thelwall studies by reconnecting text, voice, and image in the dynamic way for which Thelwall himself was renowned.
September 2011

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Daniel J. O'Quinn, "Through Colonial Spectacles: the Irish Vizier and the Female-Knight in James Cobb's Ramah Droog" The Containment and Re-deployment of English India, edited by Daniel J. O'Quinn

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John Inigo Richards, sketch of set design for Act I, scene 2 of James Cobb's Ramah Droog, produced at Covent Garden, November 1798. From the Enthoven Collection and by permission of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

November 2000

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Bibliography

January, 2005

Bibliography

Biography and Publications

Blake, Robert.  Disraeli.  New York:  St. Martin’s Press, 1967.

---. Disraeli’s Grand Tour:  Benjamin Disraeli and the Holy Land, 1830-31.  New York:  Oxford University Press, 1982.

Disraeli, Benjamin. Alroy. London: Longmans, 1871.

---. Contarini Fleming: A Psychological Romance. New York: AMS Press, 1976.

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April, 2008

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Books, 2002

April, 2008

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Lee & McGhee - "'The productions of time': Visions of Blake in the Digital Age"

Our article discusses the preparation of an electronic edition of Blake's manuscript, An Island in the Moon, in the context of collaborative editing and digital humanities scholarship. As project assistants on the William Blake Archive, we have been forced to reconsider the reader of Blake as a user in a new digital landscape in which manuscript images, digital transcripts, and editorial annotations can appear simultaneously--or not, as the user chooses. In this complex electronic environment, we strive to offer the reader/user flexibility and sustainability while maintaining the editorial policies of the Blake Archive. This essay appears in _Editing And Reading Blake_, a volume of _Romantic Circles Praxis Series_, prepared exclusively for Romantic Circles (http://www.rc.umd.edu/), University of Maryland.

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