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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth Richard Gravil (Chairman, Chairman, The Wordsworth Conference Foundation)

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth By Richard Gravil (Chairman, Chairman, The Wordsworth Conference Foundation)

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth by Richard Gravil (Chairman, Chairman, The Wordsworth Conference Foundation)

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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth provides an indispensable guide to beginning or continuing study of the life and career of William Wordsworth.

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The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth by Richard Gravil (Chairman, Chairman, The Wordsworth Conference Foundation)

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-seven original essays to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. In addition to twenty-two essays wholly on Wordsworth's poetry, other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion, and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth Reviews

The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth is an excellent resource for specialists and those writing about the poet, including advanced graduate students. * Lisa Ann Robertson (University of South Dakota), European Romantic Review *
provides rich explorations of Wordsworth's oeuvre, together with well-informed discussions of his inheritance, legacy, and reception. * Pamela Clemit, The Times Literary Supplement *
A long and overwhelmingly wondrous experience that touched me as very few works of secondary literature ever have. * Leslie Brisman, Review 19 *

About Richard Gravil (Chairman, Chairman, The Wordsworth Conference Foundation)

Richard Gravil is Chairman of The Wordsworth Conference Foundation and Commissioning Editor of Humanities-Ebooks. He is the author of Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862 (St Martin's Press, 2000); Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation: 1787-1842 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); and Wordsworth and Helen Maria Williams; or, the Perils of Sensibility (Humanities-Ebooks, 2010). Daniel Robinson is Homer C. Nearing Jr. Distinguished Professor of English at Widener University. He co-edited A Century of Sonnets: The Romantic-Era Revival, 1750-1850 (1999) with Paula Feldman, and Lyrical Ballads and Related Writings (2001) wih William Richey. He is the editor of Poems, The Works of Mary Robinson (2 vols, 2009) and author of Myself and Some Other Being: Wordsworth and the Life Writing (2014), William Wordswoth's Poetry: A Reader's Guide (2010), and The Poetry of Mary Robinson: Form and Fame (2011).

Table of Contents

Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson: Introduction Geoffrey Hartman: Genius Loci Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson: Prelude: Of 'Daffodils' (1802-1815) and 'Yew-Trees' (1804-1836), Poems of Imagination Part I: Life, Career, and Networks 1: Nicholas Roe: The Early Life of William Wordsworth, 1770-1800 2: K. E. Smith: Wordsworth's Domestic Life, 1800-1850 3: Felicity James: Wordsworth and Literary Friendship 4: Brian Goldberg: Wordsworth as Professional Author 5: C. E. J. Simons: Itinerant Wordsworth 6: Simon Bainbridge: Wordsworth's Political Odyssey Part II: Poetry 7: Quentin Bailey: The Salisbury Plain Poems (1793-1842) 8: Frederick Burwick: The Borderers (1796-1842) 9: Daniel Robinson: Wordsworth and Coleridge's Lyrical Ballads, 1798 10: Susan J. Wolfson: 'Poem upon the Wye' 11: Jason N. Goldsmith: Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, 1800 12: Gregory Leadbetter: The Lyric Impulse of Poems, in Two Volumes 13: Michael O'Neill: 'Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood' 14: Matthew C. Brennan: Wordsworth's Characters 15: Peter J. Manning: The White Doe of Rylstone and Later Narrative Poems 16: Daniel Robinson: The River Duddon and Wordsworth, Sonneteer 17: Fiona Stafford: Wordsworth's Poetry of Place 18: Pamela Woof: Wordsworth's Later Poetry Part III: 'The Recluse' 19: Richard Gravil: The 'Recluse' Project and its Shorter Poems 20: Paul H. Fry: The Pedlar, the Poet, and 'The Ruined Cottage' 21: Anthony John Harding: The 'I' in The Prelude 22: Mark J. Bruhn: The Prelude as a Philosophical Poem 23: Philip Shaw: The Prelude as History 24: Jacob Risinger: The Excursion as Dialogic Poem Part IV: Poets and Poetics 25: Jonathon Shears: Wordsworth's English Poets 26: Duncan Wu: Wordsworth and Sensibility 27: Raimonda Modiano: Wordsworth's Theory of Poetry 28: Alexander Schlutz: Wordsworth and Coleridge on Imagination 29: Ruth Abbott: Wordsworth's Prosody 30: Charles Mahoney: Wordsworth's Experiments with Form and Genre 31: Don Bialostosky: Wordsworth's Communicative Strategies in his Experimental Poems Part V: Inheritance and Legacy 32: John Cole: Wordsworth and Classical Humanism 33: Allison Dushane: Wordsworth and Enlightenment Philosophy 34: Marilyn Gaull: Wordsworth and Science 35: James A. W. Heffernan: Wordsworth and Landscape 36: Terry McCormick: Wordsworth and Shepherds 37: Judith W. Page: Wordsworth on Gender and Sexuality 38: Stephen C. Behrendt: Wordsworth and Nation 39: Adam Potkay: Wordsworth's Ethical Thinking 40: Jonathan Roberts: Wordsworth on Religious Experience 41: Peter Newbon: Wordsworth, Child Psychology, and the Growth of the Mind 42: James Castell: Wordsworth and the 'Life of Things' Part VI: Aspects of Reception 43: Matthew Scott: Wordsworth among the Romantics 44: Richard Gravil: 'Intimations' in America 45: John Powell Ward: Wordsworth and Twentieth-Century Poets 46: Andrew Bennett: Wordsworth in Modern Literary Criticism 47: Bruce E. Graver: Editing Wordsworth in the Twentieth Century Recommended Reading Index

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