Spring 2012 Table of Contents


Sara Guyer   3

Figuring John Clare: Romanticism and the Possibility of Justice

Brian Elliott   35

“Nothing beside remains”: Empty Icons and Elegiac Ekphrasis in Felicia Hemans

Morton Paley   41

William Blake, Richard Phillips, and the Monthly Magazine

Judith Slagle   59

Literary Activism:  James Montgomery, Joanna Baillie, and the Plight of Britain’s Chimney Sweeps

Richard Peterson   77

The Influence of Anxiety: Spenser and Wordsworth


Susan J. Wolfson’s Romantic Interactions: Social Being and the Turns of Literary Action

reviewed by Charles Rzepka   89

Alexander Schlutz’s Mind’s World: Imagination and Subjectivity from Descartes to Romanticism

reviewed by Robert Mitchell   93

Laura Quinney’s William Blake on Self and Soul

reviewed by Andrew Lincoln   98

Mary Favret’s War at a Distance: Romanticism and the Making of Modern Wartime

reviewed by Neil Ramsey   103

Diane Long Hoeveler’s Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820

reviewed by David Collings   107

Edward Larrissy’s The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

reviewed by Michael O’Neill   111

James Bieri’s Percy Bysshe Shelley: A Biography

reviewed by Matthew C. Borushko   114