Praxis Series

Romantic Circles Praxis (ISSN: 1528-8129) is a series of peer-reviewed critical volumes devoted to the field of Romanticism and its theoretical underpinnings. Closer in form to a scholarly book of essays than a critical journal, each volume in Romantic Circles Praxis Series (RCPS) explores a particular subject, figure, or theoretical approach, such as the gothic, contemporary culture, discourses of empire, and many others.

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Romanticism & Contemporary Culture | February 2002

Essays that examine teaching Romanticism in the context of popular culture, and a debate entitled "Presentism versus Archivalism." Edited by Laura Mandell and Michael Eberle-Sinatra, essays by Phillip Barrish, Ron Broglio, Jay Clayton, Jon Klancher, Jerome McGann, David Simpson, Atara Stein, Gregory Tomso, Ted Underwood.

Romanticism and Ecology | November 2001

A look at the role of the natural world in the works of Romantic writers in the wake of the French Revolution, positing the proto-ecological argument that all living beings are full participants in the progress of liberty. Edited by James McKusick, essays by Kurt Fosso, Timothy Fulford, Kevin Hutchings, Timothy Morton, Ashton Nichols, and William Stroup.
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Reading Shelley's Interventionist Poetry, 1819-1820 | May 2001

A reading of Shelley's interventionist poetry of 1819-20-including his satires The Mask of Anarchy and Swellfoot the Tyrant-as provocations, dialectical interventions, and pretexts for speculation. Edited by Michael Scrivener, with essays by Samuel Gladden, Robert Kaufman, and Mark Kipperman, with responses by Steven E. Jones.
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Romanticism and Complexity | March 2001

An investigation into the scientific thought of Romantic writers, looking at the Romantics' conflicted attitudes toward Enlightenment-based science, and offering speculative explorations of their work in the framework of more recent scientific developments. Edited by Hugh Roberts, essays by Arkady Plotnitsky and R. Paul Yoder.
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The Containment and Re-deployment of English India | November 2000

Essays devoted to English India as it appears in Romantic studies, and the institutional effects of colonial discourse. Edited by Daniel J. O'Quinn, essays by Siraj Ahmed, L. M. Findlay, Daniel J. O'Quinn, Rita Raley, Susan B. Taylor, and Kate Teltscher.
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Re-reading Box Hill: Reading the Practice of Reading Everyday Life | April 2000

Readings of Jane Austen and Romanticism, and their influence on each other. Edited by William Galperin, essays by George Levine, Michael Gamer, Deidre Lynch, Susan J. Wolfson, Adam Potkay, and William Walling.
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Schelling and Romanticism | January 2000

An examination of the works of Friedrich Schelling, one of the three major figures in the philosophical and aesthetic history of the Romantic period, and important influence on Coleridge. This volume looks particularly at Schelling's writings on freedom. Edited by David S. Ferris, essays by Jan Mieszkowski, David S. Ferris, and David L. Clark.
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The 'Honourable Characteristic of Poetry': Two Hundred Years of Lyrical Ballads | November 1999

A retrospective volume looking at how the poems of the Lyrical Ballads continue to be important and relevant, especially with respect to American writers and readers. Edited by Marcy L. Tanter, essays by Joel Pace, Charles Rzepka, and Elizabeth Fay.
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Irony and Clerisy | August 1999

Both "irony" and "clerisy" emerge into peculiar discursive prominence during the Romantic era. This volume shows how these two seemingly heterogeneous strands of Romantic discourse come to be linked, and play upon each other. Edited by Deborah Elise White, with essays by Adam Carter, Charles Mahoney, Linda Brigham, and Forest Pyle.
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Romanticism and Philosophy in an Historical Age | August 1999

A debate on the question of aesthetics and the uses of pleasure in Romanticism, looking at the role of affective experience in aesthetic judgment and the production of meaning, as played out in the interior and social worlds. Edited by Karen Weisman, with essays and responses by Theresa Kelley and Thomas Pfau.
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Romanticism and the Law | February 1999

A study of Romantic legal discourse-especially the evolving concepts of intellectual property, blasphemy, sedition, and treason-as a history of textual hermeneutics, a trajectory of misinterpretation and reinterpretation. Edited by Michael Macovski, with essays by Margaret Russett, Susan Eilenberg, Michael Scrivener, and Kathryn Temple.
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Romantic Passions | April 1998

Looks at Romantic women writers' attitudes towards love, particularly as impacted by gender and tradition-inscribed relations, countering the transcendence of love implicit in theories of the sublime. Edited by Elizabeth Fay, essays by Adela Pinch, Jeffrey Robinson, Charles Rzepka, Andrew M. Stauffer, & Nanora Sweet.
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The Last Formalist, or W.J.T. Mitchell as Romantic Dinosaur | August 1997

An interview of W. J. T. Mitchell with Orrin N. C. Wang. Includes Mitchell's unconventional answers/narrative—his "Romantic Education"—as well as an equally unconventional gloss by Wang, entitled "The Sorrows of Young Wieboldt."
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Early Shelley: Vulgarisms, Politics, and Fractals | August 1997

Re-assesses Shelley's early verse, showing that, far from being mere juvenilia, it offers an aesthetics of excess and a politics of resistance that provides access to the early Regency culture, as well as to Shelley's art and thought in general. Edited by Neil Fraistat, with essays by Linda Brigham, William Keach, Timothy Morton, and Donald H. Reiman.
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Romanticism and Conspiracy | July 1997

Focuses on the conspiracy narratives prevalent in England in the 1790s, centered on the English Jacobins and their opponents, and carried forth into the discourse of the second generation of Romanticism. Edited by Orrin N. C. Wang, with essays by Kevin Gilmartin, Charles Mahoney, Thomas Pfau, and Kim Wheatley.
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