NASSR/Romantic Circles Pedagogy Award
This volume is dedicated to both excavating the Romantic genealogies of visuality and charting directions for the ways in which the study of Romantic visual culture may redraw the geographic, temporal, and disciplinary bounds of Romanticism, bringing diverse, and in some instances new, objects and their ethical, political, and aesthetic stakes into view. The essays investigate three broad...
NASSR/Romantic Circles Pedagogy Award
The contest was devised in the hopes of celebrating recent pedagogical innovation, inspiring creative new approaches and creating an additional forum for conversations about Romantic pedagogy—both its boons and challenges.  Teachers of all ranks may submit teaching materials, and a panel of three to four finalists are selected to discuss their pedagogy during a panel at the...
This issue takes its inspiration from the writings on translation, tragedy and twentieth-century literary theory in the work of the late Romanticist and comparatist Tom McCall, who died suddenly in January 2011. Three noted Romanticists and literary theorists, taking off from specific critical essays by McCall, explore the centrality of Greek tragedy as it emerges in Romantic writing (especially...
Ann Flaxman's An Uninteresting Detail of a Journey to Rome tells the story of a female Grand Tour, something quite rare, and of an extended artist's visit to Italy, something quite common. In 1787 Flaxman set out for France and Italy with her husband, the sculptor John Flaxman, and a small company of fellow travellers. During her journey and in the months that followed her arrival in...
The American philosopher Stanley Cavell arrives at the striking conclusion that “romanticism opens with the discovery of the problem of other minds, or with the discovery that the other is a problem, an opening of philosophy.” Cavell’s account of how Romanticism opens is not historical in orientation, but rather offers a rich conceptual, aesthetic, and ethical site of concern that both interrupts...

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This volume is dedicated to both excavating the Romantic genealogies of visuality and charting directions for the ways in which the study of Romantic visual culture may redraw the geographic, temporal, and disciplinary bounds of Romanticism,...
December 2014
The contest was devised in the hopes of celebrating recent pedagogical innovation, inspiring creative new approaches and creating an additional forum for conversations about Romantic pedagogy—both its boons and challenges.  ...
November 2014
This issue takes its inspiration from the writings on translation, tragedy and twentieth-century literary theory in the work of the late Romanticist and comparatist Tom McCall, who died suddenly in January 2011. Three noted Romanticists and...
October 2014
Ann Flaxman's An Uninteresting Detail of a Journey to Rome tells the story of a female Grand Tour, something quite rare, and of an extended artist's visit to Italy, something quite common. In 1787 Flaxman set out for France and Italy with...
August 2014

This is the first installment of a complete critical edition of Godwin’s ten contributions to his Juvenile Library. It makes available for the first time since 1824 the first text that Godwin both authored and published under his own imprint,...

July 2014
The American philosopher Stanley Cavell arrives at the striking conclusion that “romanticism opens with the discovery of the problem of other minds, or with the discovery that the other is a problem, an opening of philosophy.” Cavell’s account of...
July 2014

News & Announcements from the RC Community

On First Looking Into…Kubla Khan << NASSR Graduate Student Caucus
1 month 2 weeks ago
The Orient as Other in Kubla Khan By Lucille Starer Marshall Orientalism, as defined by Edward Said, is a mode of knowledge production that sustains a basic distinction between the East and West. Orientalism produces cultural theories, political accounts, and literary representations of the Orient that maintain the world’s imbalances of power. At a time... Read full post (external link)
I Watch I, Frankenstein << NASSR Graduate Student Caucus
1 month 2 weeks ago
This unapologetic lead balloon of a film has created controversy among Romanticists. What gives? I sacrificed myself to find out. “He’s alive! But you might wish he wasn’t.” For the last number of months, I’ve been surprised by how often I, Frankenstein has reared its malformed CGI head in discussions about Romanticism. The film,... Read full post (external link)
Blake’s Track Changes << The Cynic Sang
1 month 3 weeks ago
Clarity is elusive—a particularly ironic characteristic of a manuscript that Blake so heavily marked up with instructions on how to read it. Of course, reading is one thing. Encoding is another. Check out the opening paragraph of Vala, or the Four Zoas: First, Blake provides several sets of line numbers to determine the final poetic sequence. Second, lines are drawn connecting... << Read full post (external link)
Blake’s Track Changes << The Cynic Sang
1 month 3 weeks ago
Clarity is elusive—a particularly ironic characteristic of a manuscript that Blake so heavily marked up with instructions on how to read it. Of course, reading is one thing. Encoding is another. Check out the opening paragraph of Vala, or the Four Zoas: First, Blake provides several sets of line numbers to determine the final poetic sequence. Second, lines are drawn connecting... << Read full post (external link)
Thoughts on Teaching Jane Austen << NASSR Graduate Student Caucus
1 month 3 weeks ago
I am currently teaching a class with the very long title The Modern Self in the World: Literature and Art across Modernity, from Donne and Dürer to Baldwin and Cool Hand Luke. As with my other class (on American literature), I’ve used my teaching opportunities as a graduate student to escape the burden of academic and professional decorum. My classes, in other words, might be retitled, “... Read full post (external link)
Fall 2014 Issue of the Blake Quarterly << The Cynic Sang
2 months 16 hours ago
Congratulations to Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly for its recent publication of its Fall 2014 issue! The Blake Quarterly is a scholarly journal that publishes notes, articles, and reviews related to the works of William Blake. It is a critical source of information about Blake’s works that we use for the William Blake Archive.  As we move forward with the redesign of the Archive,... << Read full post (external link)

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