By Charles J, Professor Rzepka
Gathered jointly for the 1st time, the essays during this quantity have been chosen to provide students prepared entry to big late-twentieth and early twenty-first-century contributions to scholarship at the Romantic interval and twentieth-century literature and tradition. integrated are Charles J. Rzepka's award-winning essays on Keats's 'Chapman's Homer' sonnet and Wordsworth's 'Michael' and his serious intervention into anachronistic new historicist readings of the conditions surrounding the composition of "Tintern Abbey." different Romantic interval essays supply leading edge interpretations of De Quincey's relation to theatre and the anti-slavery circulation. style is highlighted in Rzepka's exploration of race and zone in Charlie Chan, whereas his interdisciplinary essay at the Wizard of ounces and the recent lady takes the reader on a trip that encompasses the ounces of L. Frank Baum and Victor Fleming in addition to the pro lives of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli. Taken jointly, the essays offer not just a occupation retrospective of an influential student and instructor but additionally a map of the recommendations and controversies that experience encouraged literary stories from the early Nineteen Eighties to the current. As Peter Manning observes in his foreword, "this assortment exhibits that even in varied essays the strength of a curious and disciplined brain makes itself felt."