James Hogg and British Romanticism: A Kaleidoscopic Art

James Hogg and British Romanticism: A Kaleidoscopic Art

by Meiko O'Halloran

Hardcover(1st ed. 2016)

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This study argues for Hogg's centrality to British Romanticism, resituating his work in relation to many of his more famous Romantic contemporaries. Hogg creates a unique literary style which, the author argues, is best described as 'kaleidoscopic' in view of its similarities with David Brewster's kaleidoscope, invented in 1816.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137559043
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 12/09/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Meiko O'Halloran is Lecturer in Romantic Literature at Newcastle University, UK. She has published various articles and essays on aspects of Scottish and British Romanticism.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reclaiming Hogg's Place in British Romanticism
1. Hogg's Self-Positioning: The Poetic Mirror and the Literary Marketplace
2. Hogg's Eighteenth-Century Inheritance: The Queen's Wake, National Epic, and Imagined Ancestries
3. By Accident and Design: Burns, Shakespeare, and Hogg's Kaleidoscopic Techniques, from the Theatre and The Poetic Mirror to Queen Hynde
4. Exploding Authority and Inheritance: Reading the Confessions of a Justified Sinner as a Kaleidoscopic Novel
5. Imploding the Nation: Aesthetic Conflict in Tales of the Wars of Montrose
Conclusion: Expanding the Range of Romanticism
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