Romantic Circles Reviews

Sharon Ruston - Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science, and Medicine of the 1790s. Review by Travis Chi Wing Lau

Ruston, Sharon. Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science, and Medicine of the 1790s (New York: Palgrave, 2013). 232 pp. 218. (Hdbk., $90.00, ISBN 9781137264299).

Travis Chi Wing Lau

University of Pennsylvania

Michael Edson, ed. Publishing, Editing, and Reception: Essays in Honor of Donald H. Reiman. Review by Bysshe Inigo Coffey

Publishing, Editing, and Reception: Essays in Honor of Donald H. Reiman, ed. Michael Edson (University of Delaware Press, Newark: 2015). Hbk $90, E-Book available ISBN: 978-1611495782

Bysshe Inigo Coffey

Donald H. Reiman remains a looming presence in Romantic scholarship. Author of The Study of Modern Manuscripts and Intervals of Inspiration, he was also the general editor of the monumental The Bodleian Shelley Manuscripts (23 volumes) and The Manuscripts of the Younger Romantics (29 volumes). Today he edits (with Neil Fraistat and Nora Crook) The Complete Poetry of Percy Bysshe Shelley for Johns Hopkins. 

Romanticism and the Sciences by Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell collects and discusses eight wide-ranging approaches to the subject of Romanticism and the Sciences:

  1. Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1998)
  2. Alan Bewell, Wordsworth and the Enlightenment: Nature, Man, and Society in the Experimental Poetry (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1989)
  3. Georges Canguilhem, “The Living and its Milieu,” Grey Room 3 (2001): 7-31
  4. Michel Foucault, Security, Territory, Population: Lectures at the College de France, 1977-78, trans. G. Burchell; ed. M. Senellart (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)
  5. Denise Gigante, “The Monster in the Rainbow: Keats and the Science of Life," PMLA 117 (2002): 433–448
  6. Friedrich Kittler, Discourse Networks 1800/1900 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990)
  7. Phillip Mirowksi, More Heat than Light: Economics as Social Physics; Physics as Nature's Economics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989)
  8. Steven Shapin and Simon Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985)

      Michael Eberle-Sinatra - Leigh Hunt and the London Literary Scene: A Reception History of his Major Works, 1805-1828. Review by Christine Woody

      Michael Eberle-Sinatra. Leigh Hunt and the London Literary Scene: A Reception History of his Major Works, 1805-1828. (Routledge Studies in Romanticism, 2013). 175pp., (Hdbk. $184.00, ISBN 978-0-415-31676-7; paperback $48.95, ISBN 978-0-415-86002-4).

      Christine Woody

      University of Pennsylvania

      Elizabeth A. Bohls - Slavery and the Politics of Place: Representing the Colonial Caribbean, 1770-1833. Review by Peter Hulme

      Elizabeth A. Bohls, Slavery and the Politics of Place: Representing the Colonial Caribbean, 1770-1833, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-07934-2

      Peter Hulme

      Emeritus Professor

      University of Essex

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