About this VolumeThis hypertext volume of essays had its inception at a session on Romanticism and Conspiracy at the Boston NASSR Conference, in November 1996. The text is encoded in HTML, with some extensions for HTML 2.0, including a limited use of tables and frames. It will work best with Netscape 2.0 or a comparable browser; earlier browsers may not display everything properly. Although the essays are arranged "linearly" so that following the Introduction are the pieces by Gilmartin, Wheatley, Mahoney, and Pfau, they can, of course, be accessed through links on the Contents page in whatever order you choose. Because you may enter and exit these files along multiple paths, you may have to use the back-arrow button on your browser to return to your starting point. The full text of the volume, like all hypertexts in the Romantic Circles Praxis Series, is fully searchable. The essays were marked up in HTML by John Morillo.
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Orrin N.C. Wang teaches in the Department of English and the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Maryland at College Park. He has written articles on British romanticism, eighteenth-century literature, critical theory, and video; he is also the author of Fantastic Modernity: Dialectical Readings In Romanticism and Theory (Johns Hopkins UP, 1996). He is the general co-editor of the Romantic Circles Praxis Series, and is currently working on the significance of romanticism in an era of local knowledge. To Wang Introduction
Kim Wheatley is an Assistant Professor of English at the College of William and Mary. Her interests are Romantic poetry and early nineteenth-century periodicals. She has published essays on early nineteenth-century periodicals, and nineteenth-century literature more generally, in Prose Studies, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Romanticism, Radicalism, and the Press, ed. Stephen C. Behrendt (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1997), and Studies in English Literature. Her work in progress, a book, is provisionally entitled "Beyond Paranoid Politics: Shelley's Poetry and its Reception." To Wheatley Essay
Charles Mahoney teaches in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He is currently editing an anthology of Hazlitt's critical writings, and working on a study of the rhetoric and politics of romantic apostasy. To Mahoney Essay
Thomas Pfau is Associate Professor of English at Duke University. He has translated and edited Friedrich Holderlin: Essays and Letters on Theory and Idealism and the Endgame of Theory: Three Essays by F. W. J. Schelling (Albany: SUNY Press, 1987 & 1994). He is also author of Wordsworth's Profession: Form, Class, and the Logic of Early Romantic Cultural Production (forthcoming this Fall from Stanford UP), and he is co-editor of Lessons of Romanticism, an anthology of critical essays on Romanticism (forthcoming in Spring 1998 from Duke UP). Essays of his have appeared in a variety of journals and collections. To Pfau Essay