Active romanticism: the radical impulse in nineteenth-century and contemporary poetic practice

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Active romanticism: the radical impulse in nineteenth-century and contemporary poetic practice

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Description

According to editors July Carr and Jeffrey C. Robinson, “active romanticism” is a poetic response, direct or indirect, to pressing social issues and an attempt to redress forms of ideological repression; at its core, “active romanticism” champions democratic pluralism and confronts ideologies that suppress the evidence of pluralism. “Poetry fetter’d, fetters the human race,” declared poet William Blake at the beginning of the nineteenth century. No other statement from the era of the French Revolution marks with such terseness the challenge for poetry to participate in the liberation of human society from forms of inequality and invisibility. No other statement insists so vividly that a poetic event pushing for social progress demands the unfettering of traditional, customary poetic form and language.

ISBN

9780817357849

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Document Type

Book

Publisher

The University Alabama Press

City

Tuscaloosa, AL

Department

English

Keywords

Poetry, Modern -- History and criticism; Romanticism -- Influence; Poetics

Disciplines

English Language and Literature | History