The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Five
Romantic Education: Romantic Pedagogies and New Approaches to Teaching Romanticism
NASSR/Romantic Circles Pedagogy Award
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Five
Based on extensive new archival research, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey. Part Five: 1816-1818 publishes for the first time Southey’s surviving letters from a period of considerable upheaval in his own life and in wider society. These were years that saw Southey get to grips with the ambiguities inherent in his role as an ambitious, reforming Poet Laureate, face public...
What might romantic minimality and brevity suggest as alternative additions to our critical vocabulary in romantic studies? How do they allow us to think differently—and briefly—about a constellation of questions and perspectives that throw into relief the necessity to think through the small, negligent, obscure, too little or too much, the ephemeral, the mere ...
Romantic Education: Romantic Pedagogies and New Approaches to Teaching Romanticism
These essays offer diverse ways of thinking about the intersections of Romanticism and pedagogy: both what Romantic-era figures themselves thought about the processes of learning and teaching and also what we as modern educators might consider as we present these texts and figures to our students. It is our hope that they will contribute to ongoing conversations among scholars and teachers of...
The essays in this volume probe the way that Romantic writers explored the limits and possibilities of thinking in terms of systems. The purpose of the collection is not to provide a single perspective adopted by Romantic authors, any more than it is to provide a single theoretical perspective with which to view those authors. Instead, the essays collectively convey a sense that Romantic writers...
NASSR/Romantic Circles Pedagogy Award

2015 Winners Announced

The contest was devised in the hopes of celebrating recent pedagogical innovation, inspiring creative new approaches and creating an additional forum for conversations about Romantic pedagogy—both its boons and challenges.  Teachers of all ranks may submit teaching materials, and a panel of...

Below is a snaphsot of some of the document genres represented at RC. A filterable list of all resources and genres is available here.

Fiction

Norse Romanticism: Themes in British Literature 1760-1830, Edited By Robert W. Rix
Norse Romanticism
This edition collects twenty-one British writers from c. 1760–1830, a period which is today associated with the rise of Romantic sensibilities. A number of literary works in Britain were inspired by...
Frankenstein, Edited by Stuart Curran
Frankenstein | 1818, 1831
This edition of Frankenstein, in gestation for over fifteen years, provides the texts of both the 1818 and 1831 editions, as well as copious...
Fables Ancient and Modern, by Edward Baldwin, Esq. | 1805, 1807
This is the first installment of a complete critical edition of Godwin’s ten contributions to his Juvenile Library. It makes available for the first time since 1824 the first text that Godwin both...
Alroy, Edited by Sheila A. Spector
Wondrous Tale of Alroy
This early novel, first published in 1833, represents Disraeli in "romantic mode." This version features the novel, an introduction, annotations, reprints of...
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, Edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra
"The Mortal Immortal" | 1833
Includes HTML and ASCII versions, related contemporary literary works, critical bibliography, print history, images, writings on the text, & notes.
The Last Man, Edited by Steven E. Jones
The Last Man | 1826
Includes HTML, ASCII, and SGML versions, other works by Mary Shelley, works and excerpts from works cited by Shelley, bibliography, maps, images...

Poetry

The Devil's Walk, Edited by Neil Fraistat and Donald H. Reiman
The Devil's Walk
Includes HTML formatted texts, editors' introduction, critically edited text, diplomatic transcription, photofacsimile, & clear reading texts. Also...
Poems 1773, Edited by Lisa Vargo and Allison Muri
Poems | 1773
Includes transcriptions, photo reproductions of the original volume, critical apparatus, & a "Poem Web," featuring detailed commentary & contextual materials for "On a Lady's Writing."
Norse Romanticism: Themes in British Literature 1760-1830, Edited By Robert W. Rix
Norse Romanticism
This edition collects twenty-one British writers from c. 1760–1830, a period which is today associated with the rise of Romantic sensibilities. A number of literary works in Britain were inspired by...
The Oceanides, Edited by Judith Pascoe
The Oceanides |
1832 to 1833
This edition situates the poem sequence within Jewsbury's life and career, including a prose account of her journey to India, memoirs, & poems inspired by...
The Temple of Nature, Edited by Martin Priestman
The Temple of Nature | 1803
The first fully annotated edition of Erasmus Darwin's influential scientific poem and its copious original notes; including the first publication, from draft...
Wat Tyler, a Dramatic Poem by Robert Southey Electronic Edition Edited by Matt Hill
Wat Tyler | 1817, 1835, 1850, 1860
An electronic edition of Robert Southey's poem based on the peasants' rebellion of 1381. This edition provides contextual background on the poem's embattled...
Lyrical Ballads, Edited by Ron Tetrault and Bruce Graver
Lyrical Ballads | 1798, 1800, 1802, 1805
This electronic edition makes available all 4 versions of Lyrical Ballads in the form of transcriptions edited from original printed copies, accompanied by images of each page. Enables...
The Banks of Wye by Robert Bloomfield, Edited by Tim Fulford
The Banks of Wye | 1811, 1813, 1823
An edition of Robert Bloomfield's multimedia picturesque tour of the Wye valley. Poem, tour journal, sketchbook. This edition presents a rare surviving example of the kind of multimedia production...
L.E.L.'s Verses and the Keepsake for 1829, Edited by Terence Hoagwood, Martin Jacobsen, and Kathryn Ledbetter
"Verses" and The Keepsake for 1829 | 1829
Includes introduction, diplomatic transcriptions, facsimile pages, biography, bibliography, & commentary.
British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815, by Betty T. Bennet, Edited by Orianne Smith
British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism |
1793 to 1815
An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's original...
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, Edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra
"The Mortal Immortal" | 1833
Includes HTML and ASCII versions, related contemporary literary works, critical bibliography, print history, images, writings on the text, & notes.
The Wanderings of Cain, Edited by N. Santilli
"Wanderings of Cain" | 1828, 1834
Publishes, for the first time, all the fragments of this unfinished poem in one edition. Includes a composite reading text, piecing together all the fragments...
Verses Transcribed for H.T., edited by Harriet Kramer Linkin
Verses Transcribed for H.T. | 1805
Published here for the first time, Verses Transcribed for H.T. is a manuscript collection of 121 original lyric poems with 72 original illustrations that Mary Tighe prepared in 1805 as she...
Thoughts in Prison, Edited by Charles J. Rzepka
Thoughts in Prison | 1777
Romantic Circles is pleased to announce the publication of William Dodd's long poem Thoughts in Prison (1777). Written while he was awaiting execution for forgery in his Newgate prison cell...
The Sceptic, Edited by Nanora Sweet and Barbara Taylor
The Sceptic; A Poem: A Hemans-Byron Dialogue
This edition places Hemans in direct contention with Byron over belief in an afterlife. Includes letters, reviews, poems...
The Political House that Jack Built, Edited by Kyle Grimes
The Political House that Jack Built | 1819
Includes diplomatic transcription of the title page and Hone's verse text, as well as the poem "The Clerical Magistrate". Also offers original illustrations...
On the Medusa of Leonardo Da Vinci, Edited by Neil Fraistat and Melissa Jo Sites
On The Medusa of Leonardo da Vinci in the Florentine Gallery
Includes dialogic commentary; critical essays by Jerome J. McGann, W.J.T. Mitchell, and Grant F. Scott; images; bibliography; & notes.

Correspondence

The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Three |
1804 to 1809
Part Three is the first-ever collected edition of the surviving letters written by Southey between 1804 and 1809. The letters published here begin with Southey writing to his brother...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 1: 1791-1797, Edited By Lynda Pratt
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part One |
1791 to 1797
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Edited By Lynda Pratt, Tim Fulford and Ian Packer
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Five
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Five |
1816 to 1818
Based on extensive new archival research, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey. Part Five: 1816-1818 publishes for the first time Southey’s surviving letters from a period of...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Two
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Two |
1798 to 1803
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected...
A Rediscovered Letter by John Keats, Edited by Dearing Lewis
A John Keats Letter Rediscovered
Includes introduction, diplomatic transcription, & notes.
The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle
This edition builds upon new scholarship on Romantic rural poet Robert Bloomfield, collecting all his extant letters plus a selection of those written to him...
New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn, Edited by Grant Scott and Sue Brown
New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn
A collection of 46 letters published in full for the first time, shedding new light on the life and character of Charles Brown and the most important...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 4: 1810-1815
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Four |
1810 to 1815
Part Four, covering the period 1810-1815, was a crucial one for Southey’s career and reputation. It has, however, never before been fully documented or fully understood. By 1810...

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Corpora

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Latest from Reviews & Receptions

The Latest reviews and posts to the "Romanticism and Popular Culture" database.

Mulhallen, Jacqueline. Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary (London: Pluto Press, 2015). 176 pp. (Cloth, $80.00, ISBN 9780745334622; Paperback, $20.00, ISBN 9780745334615).

Jacqueline Mulhallen - Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary. Review by Philip Connell

Ruston, Sharon. Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science, and Medicine of the 1790s (New York: Palgrave, 2013). 232 pp. 218. (Hdbk., $90.00, ISBN 9781137264299).

Sharon Ruston - Creating Romanticism: Case Studies in the Literature, Science, and Medicine of the 1790s. Review by Travis Chi Wing Lau
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