Stanford University Press offers this spring the following new books in the field:
Eric Walker’s Marriage, Writing, and Romanticism: Wordsworth and Austen After War “reads conjugality as the compulsory ground of modern identity, an Enlightenment legacy we still grapple with today.”
Andrew Elfenbein’s Romanticism and the Rise of English asks why the history of the English language has largely disappeared from literary criticism, and argues “for the need to reconceptualize authorial agency in light of a broadened understanding of linguistic history.”
Jacques Khalip’s Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession argues that “Romanticism sustains an alternative model of being, one anonymous and dispossessed, one whose authority is irreducible to that of an easily recognizable, psychologized persona.”
Michael Marrinan’s Romantic Paris: Histories of a Cultural Landscape, 1800-1850 offers “a richly illustrated survey of cultural life in Paris during some of the most tumultuous decades of the city’s history.”
Look for Anne Frey’s British State Romanticism to come out from Stanford in December.