Review 19: An Online Review of New Books on English and American Literature of the 19th Century
 

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Alexander Regier
EXORBITANT ENLIGHTENMENT: BLAKE HAMANN, AND ANGO-GERMAN CONSTELLATIONS
Oxford, 2018. viii + 253 pp.
Reviewed by David Jasper on 2019-07-15.

In this very fine study of eighteenth century England, Alexander Regier radically resituates common assumptions about the Enlightenment and Romanticism in English and Anglo-German literature and culture. Although he can sometimes be repetitive and makes rather too many typographical and grammatical errors for such a finely produced volume, these failings are far outweighed by the exuberance of the...
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Brian Rejack and Michael Theune, eds.
KEATS'S NEGATIVE CAPABILITY: NEW ORIGINS AND AFTERLIVES
(Liverpool, 2019) 291+xxii
Reviewed by Rebecca Nesvet on 2019-07-03.

The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Volume D: The Romantic Era, last updated in 2018, includes among its selections from the works of John Keats a document titled "Negative Capability"--in brackets. The document is Keats's letter of 21 or 27 [?] December, 1817 to his émigré brothers George and Tom. As the brackets indicate, the letter is not, in fact, an essay on the...
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Eliza Richards
BATTLE LINES: POETRY AND MASS MEDIA IN THE U.S. CIVIL WAR
(Pennsylvania, 2019) 247 pp.
Reviewed by Vanessa Steinroetter on 2019-06-11.

There has never been a better time to study the literature of the American...
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Colin Carman
THE RADICAL ECOLOGY OF THE SHELLEYS: EROS AND ENVIRONMENT
(Routledge, 2019) xv + 204 pp.
Reviewed by Seth T. Reno on 2019-04-19.

Mary and Percy Shelley often wrote about the natural world and sexuality,...
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Emily Hodgson Anderson
SHAKESPEARE AND THE LEGACY OF LOSS
(Michigan, 2018) xiv + 228 pp.
Reviewed by Robert Shaughnessy on 2019-04-13.

What new remains to be said about David Garrick? As Emily Hodgson Anderson...
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