BOOKS AND ARTICLES RELATING TO HUNT
Cox, Jeffrey N.
Poetry and Politics in the Cockney School: Keats, Shelley, Hunt, and Their Circle. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
De Montluzin, Emily Lorraine. "Killing the Cockneys: Blackwood's Weapons of Choice against Hunt, Hazlitt, and Keats." KSJ 47 (1998): 87-107.
Hofkosh, Sonia. Sexual Politics and the Romantic Author. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1998.
Includes chapters titled "Introduction: Invisible Girls," "A Woman's Profession: Sexual Difference and the Romance of Authorship," "The Writer's Ravishment: Byron's Body Politics," "Classifying Romanticism: The Milliner Girl and the Magazines," "Disfiguring Economies: Mary Shelley's Gift-Book Stories," "The Author's Progress: William Hazlitt's Keswick Escapade and Sarah Hazlitt's Journal," and "Romanticism in the Drawing Room: Austen's Interiority."
Hofkosh's third chapter, "Classifying Romanticism: The Milliner Girl and the Magazines," briefly considers the periodical press lampoon of Leigh Hunt as "King of the Cockneys" (66). "Invisible girls are scripted into romantic tradition in particularly material configurations--as bodies, among objects, like books, in the marketplace--even as they appear to be overlooked or, what may amount to the same thing, looked over" (3). She discusses Byron's letter to Walter Scott describing the circumstances that attended his dedication to Scott of Cain. Both Keats and Byron owed their literary fame to the very Bluestockings they despised and who read them (54). In her chapter on Mary Shelley, "Disfiguring Economies," Hofkosh turns her attention to Mary Shelley's writings for annual gift books. "Between the death of Percy Bysshe in 1822 and the death of Sir Timothy in 1844, Shelley supplements the subsistence income her father-in-law begrudgingly lends her out of her son's future estate by writing short stories, many for such annual gift books as The Keepsake and Heath's Book of Beauty." Hofkosh argues that "these narratives explicate in their various frames Shelley's negotiations between two economies of value--of authority, authorship, self--in which the body, especially the female body, is inseparably implicated. Shelley's stories respond on the one hand to an aristocratic economy of patrilinear inheritance and, on the other hand, she recognizes an economics of the marketplace, what Percy Bysshe called 'the shop interest'" (86) wherein production disfigures the writer.
In her chapter on William Hazlitt's Keswick escapade and Sarah Hazlitt's Journal, Hofkosh discusses Hazlitt's "unwanted advances to a village girl" (104). In his failed effort to seduce a woman in the Lake District, Hazlitt emerges as the proud author of An Essay on the Principle of Human Action (1805), a book he proudly claimed no woman "would ever comprehend the meaning of" (104). Sarah Hazlitt's Journal of My Trip to Scotland is the subject of Hofkosh's concluding remarks. "In the heterosexual economy within which she must inevitably function--whether single, married, or divorced--the woman may never conclude that she is her own except in contesting the very oppositions which define her" (117). Sarah Hazlitt is forced to lie about having no "collusion in the divorce proceedings" (117). The law conspires to make her a liar by making "perjury, like divorce, a practical necessity of her compromised position" (118).
Morrison, Robert. "Essayists of the Romantic Period (De Quincey, Hazlitt, Hunt, and Lamb)." In Literature
of the Romantic Period: A Bibliographical Guide, ed. Michael O'Neill (Oxford: Clarendon P, 1998), 341-63.
ed. Literature of the Romantic Period: A Bibliographical Guide. Oxford: Clarendon P, 1998.
"A critical guide to the best and the typical in scholarship and criticism devoted to literature of the Romantic period." This work aims at an undergraduate reader but discusses internecine warfare among Romantic scholars in unattractive detail, especially in O'Neill's introduction. Important gaps are evident in this bibliography, such as historically-informed studies that do not touch upon primary works. The reliability of introductory chapters varies. This volume will not replace Jordan's more descriptive and less evaluative MLA bibliography (1988).
Chapters on "General Studies of the Romantic Period," by Michael O'Neill;
"William Blake," by David Fuller; "William Wordsworth," by Nicholas Roe; "Samuel Taylor Coleridge," by Nicola Trott; "Lord Byron," by Andrew Nicholson; "Percy Bysshe Shelley," by Jerrold E. Hogle; and "John Keats," by Greg Kucich. Bibliographies on John Clare; women poets; Burns; Cowper;
Crabbe; Southey; Walter Scott; Jane Austen; Thomas Love Peacock; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; fictional writers, including Burney, Inchbald, Hazlitt, Lamb, and Hunt; as well as political prose writers.
Sider, Michael. The Dialogic Keats: Time and History in the Major Poems. Washington, D.C.: Catholic U of America P, 1998.
Divided into two parts, this book discusses Wordsworth's "Vaudracour and Julia," Samuel Rogers' Jacqueline, Leigh Hunt's The Story of Rimini (50-65), and Keats's "Isabella" (66-88), Endymion (97-113), Hyperion (114-27), and The Fall of Hyperion (128-44), with an epilogue on "Keats's'Ode on a Grecian Urn' and the Political Theory of Art" (145-64). "Although we have lately seen the emergence of Bakhtinian studies within the confines of Romantic studies, no one has ventured to develop a full-length Bakhtinian reading of Keats," though McGann and Marilyn Butler encouraged such readings. A dialogic approach to Keats "emphasizes the culturally responsive nature of his poems" (4).
Turley, Richard Marggraf. "Handy Squirrels and Chapman's Homer: Hunt, Keats, and Romantic Philology." Romanticism 4.1 (1998): 104-19.
Negative reviews of Hunt's poetic diction are best understood in terms of Hunt's effort to emulate a pre-Restoration tradition of authors such as William Browne, Edmund Spenser, and George Chapman, who he hoped would displace Pope and Johnson. Hunt's ideas about pre-Restoration diction were borrowed from ideas proposed by Johann Gottfried Herder. Keats's "Specimen of an Induction to a Poem," published in his 1817 volume, signals a key movement in the form of his literary taste by reflecting his admiration of Hunt's The Story of Rimini. Concludes by discussing "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer" (115).
Wu, Duncan, ed. Romanticism: An Anthology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Anthology of Romantic authors. Includes selections from Blake, Southey, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Hazlitt, Hunt, and the Shelleys.
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