© 2007

Romanticism’s Debatable Lands

  • Claire Lamont
  • Michael Rossington

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Claire Lamont, Michael Rossington
      Pages 1-9
  3. Britain and Ireland

  4. Europe and Beyond

About this book


This book uses the theme of 'debatable lands', to explore aspects of writing in the Romantic period. Walter Scott brought it to a wider public, and the phrase came to be applied to debates which were intellectual, political or artistic. These debates are pursued in a collection of essays grouped under the headings such as 'Britain and Ireland'.


Coleridge fiction Great Britain Percy Bysshe Shelley Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge William Wordsworth Wordsworth

Editors and affiliations

  • Claire Lamont
    • 1
  • Michael Rossington
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityUK

About the editors

ALEX BENCHIMOL Teaches in the Department of English Literature, Glasgow University, UK CAROL BOLTON Independent scholar DEIRDRE COLEMAN Lecturer in the School of Letters, Art and Media, University of Sydney, Australia MARY-ANN CONSTANTINE Research Fellow, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, UK CIAN DUFFY Lecturer in English Literature, St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, UK JOEL FAFLAK Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Western Ontario, USA PETER KITSON Professor of English, University of Dundee, UK KAREN O'BRIEN Professor of English Literature, University of Warwick, UK SUSAN OLIVER Lecturer in English, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK TIMOTHY MORTON Professor of Literature and the Environment, University of California, Davis, USA NIGEL LEASK Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow, UK DIEGO SAGLIA Associate Professor of English Literature, University of Parma, Italy JUAN SÁNCHEZ Doctoral Student in the Department of English, University of Notre Dame, USA JANET SORENSON Teaches in the English Department, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA FIONA STAFFORD Reader in English, University of Oxford, UK NANORA SWEET Professor of English and Women's and Gender Studies, University of Missouri-St Louis, USA FIONA WILSON Visiting Assistant Professor in English Literature, Fordham University, USA

Bibliographic information


'In Romantic studies, debate is of the essence. The trenchant essays in this new collection provide successive reports on the state of play, as some of the most fascinating and central issues are discussed by leading scholars of the present day.' - John Beer, Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge, UK

'This is a richly various collection of essays.' - Richard Cronin, Modern Language Review

'Romantacism's Debatable Lands achieves a convincing consistency of theme. [...] Altogether, this collection contains many thought-provoking essays.' - Gavin Budge, BARS Bulletin & Review