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Verses Transcribed for H.T.

by Tighe, Mary

Published here for the first time, Verses Transcribed for H.T. is a manuscript collection of 121 original lyric poems with 72 original illustrations that Mary Tighe prepared in 1805 as she was contemplating publishing a volume of poetry that would feature her epic romance "Psyche; or, the Legend of Love" accompanied by a selection of her lyrics. Instead she opted to print 50 copies of Psyche; or, The Legend of Love (London, 1805) without any additions from Verses in a small private edition that she dedicated and distributed to family and friends (her only publication). After she died her family published Psyche, with Other Poems (London, 1811), which offered a carefully culled and re-ordered selection of 29 lyrics from Verses (with 10 additional lyrics).

Verses Transcribed for H.T. provides a truly unique opportunity to see Tighe as the determining editor of her own collected poems. Organized in deliberate clusters, Verses is a self-consciously constructed aesthetic artifact that radically revises prior knowledge of Tighe's literary, visual, and material production: 65 of the 121 poems had not appeared in any known print sources as of yet; 17 of the 121 poems contain significant variants from the published versions; at least 15 of the poems are written in the voice of characters from Tighe's 1803 manuscript novel Selena, versus the 11 that are printed in the novel; dozens attest to Tighe's full-scale engagement with contemporary poetics and politics: the discourse of sensibility, Della Cruscan poetry, coterie culture, the sonnet revival, Romantic antiquarianism, the 1794 Treason Trials, the 1798 Irish Rebellion, the 1801 Act of Union, and more.

This edition contains a comprehensive introduction by the editor, a fully annotated and searchable transcription of the manuscript, and digital images of the manuscript pages, made available through the kind courtesy of the National Library of Ireland.

Edited by
Linkin, Harriet Kramer
Praxis Series
Romantic Materialities
The six essays collected here suggest that Romanticism exposes us to a materialism that cannot merely be overcome and an idealism with which it is not identical. By reading beyond the texts conventionally associated with Romanticism, and by recasting the critical tendencies–from thing theory to object oriented ontology–through the poets, genres, and critics of Romanticism, these essays position Romanticism (and show how Romanticism may always have been positioned) in another relation to things as they are–or may be.
Edited by
Guyer, Sara; Langan, Celeste
Electronic Editions
Wordsworth's Guide to the Lakes

by Wordsworth, William

In the two centuries since its initial publication, Wordsworth’s Guide to the Lakes (as it has generally come to be known) has attracted its share of enthusiasts. Despite receiving warm praise in high places, the Guide has never been what one might call a bestseller. In the thirty-seven years after it first appeared as a stand-alone volume in 1822, it enjoyed steady, if not brisk, sales. Then, rather inexplicably—especially given Wordsworth’s popularity among the Victorians—the book essentially vanished, being republished only in collected works editions between 1859 and the Ernest De Sélincourt edition of 1906. While the availability of the text itself is happily no longer an issue, those seeking a modern, comprehensive, annotated edition have generally been out of luck. This edition features an introduction by the editors, page images from the original publication, and a mapping feature that illustrates the locations Wordsworth discusses herein in their historic geographical context.
Edited by
Hall, Billy M.; Westover, Paul; McDonald, Jarom; Mason, Nicholas A.; Stimpson, Shannon
Pedagogies
Teaching Jane Austen
The essays collected here describe curricular ideas, innovations, and practices that seek to move us beyond simple questions of Austen’s accessibility, relevance, and context. The contributors ask how we might enrich the teaching of Austen’s fiction by seeing her in conversation with manuscript culture, children’s literature, Harry Potter, or Romantic poetry. Collectively, these essays look to what it means to teach Austen in many kinds of classes and classrooms, with differently located learners and with a variety of texts, tools, and assignments.
Edited by
Emily C. Friedman; Looser, Devoney