Institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria

Tom Mole: "What the Victorians Made of Romanticism”

  • Datum: 2017-05-22 kl 13:15 15:00
  • Plats: Engelska parken - Rausingrummet (Eng6-3050)
  • Arrangör: Institutionen för idé- och lärdomshistoria och Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen
  • Kontaktperson: Frans Lundgren, Paula Henrikson
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Tom Mole, University of Edinburgh: "What the Victorians Made of Romanticism”


Presentation
How and why were the Romantics remembered in Victorian Britain? Tom Mole’s answer moves beyond the punctual historicism of much recent criticism and the narrow horizons of previous reception histories. He attends instead to the material artifacts and cultural practices that remediated Romantic writers and their works amid shifting understandings of history, memory, and media. Scrutinising Victorian efforts to canonize and commodify Romantic writers in a changed media ecology, this paper explores how illustrated books renovated Romantic writing, how preachers incorporated irreligious Romantics into their sermons, how new statues and memorials integrated Romantic writers into an emerging national pantheon, and how anthologies mediated their works to new generations.