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The BARS Review, No. 48 (Autumn 2016)

The Editors are pleased to announce the publication of the 48th number of The BARS Review, the sixth available in full online through the new website.  This number includes thirty reviews covering thirty-five new publications, as well as a special spotlight on works dealing with the Romantic Essayists.  The list of contents below includes links to the html versions of the articles, but all the reviews are also available as pdfs.  If you want to browse through the whole number at your leisure, a pdf compilation of all the reviews is available (this can be downloaded from the main review page or using the link at the foot of the list below).

The BARS Review site as a whole now includes over two hundred reviews of relatively recent publications in the field of Romantic Studies, freely available online both for people interested in particular books and as a searchable corpus that can be used to explore new developments within broader fields.

If you have any comments on the new number, or on the Review in general, we’d be very grateful for any feedback that would allow us to improve the site or the content.

Editor: Susan Valladares (St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford)
General Editors: Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton), Susan Oliver (University of Essex) & Nicola J. Watson (Open University)
Technical Editor: Matthew Sangster (University of Glasgow)


The BARS Review, No 48 (2016)

Table of Contents

Reviews

Helen E. M. Brooks, Actresses, Gender and the Eighteenth-Century Stage: Playing Women
   Anna Louise Senkiw
Wendy C. Nielsen, Women Warriors in Romantic Drama
   Cecilia Feilla
William D. Brewer, Staging Romantic Chameleons and Imposters and Elizabeth Maddock Dillon, New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849
   Dana Van Kooy
Jeremy Tambling, Hölderlin and the Poetry of Tragedy: Readings in Sophocles, Shakespeare, Nietzsche and Benjamin
   Chris Murray
Diane Piccitto, Blake’s Drama, Theatre, Performance and Identity in the Illuminated Books and Michael Farrell, Blake and the Methodists
   Mark Crosby
Helen P. Bruder and Tristanne Connolly, eds., Sexy Blake
   Susan Matthews
Monika M. Elbert and Lesley Ginsberg, eds., Romantic Education in Nineteenth-Century American Literature: National and Transatlantic Contexts
   Richard De Ritter
Eva König, The Orphan in Eighteenth-Century Fiction: The Vicissitudes of the Eighteenth-Century Subject
   Laura Peters
Richard Gravil and Daniel Robinson, eds., The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth and Jonathan Wordsworth, The Invisible World: Lectures from the Wordsworth Summer Conference and Wordsworth Winter School, selected and ed. Richard Haynes
   Keith Hanley
Alex Broadhead, The Language of Robert Burns: Style, Ideology, and Identity
   Christopher Donaldson
Henry Stead, A Cockney Catullus: The Reception of Catullus in Romantic Britain, 1795-1821
   David Wray
Porscha Fermanis and John Regan, eds., Rethinking British Romantic History, 1779-1845 and Ben Dew and Fiona Price, eds., Historical Writing in Britain 1688-1830: Visions of History
   Alex Broadhead
Emily Rohrbach, Modernity’s Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation
   Chris Bundock
Alistair Heys, The Anatomy of Bloom: Harold Bloom and the Study of Influence and Anxiety
   Rachel Schulkins
Heather J. Jackson, Those Who Write for Immortality: Romantic Reputations and the Dream of Lasting Fame
   Beatrice Turner
Susan J. Wolfson, Reading John Keats
   Emily Rohrbach
Jacqueline Mulhallen, Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary
   Josefina Tuominen-Pope
Franca Dellarossa, Talking Revolution: Edward Rushton’s Rebellious Poetics and Paul Baines, ed., The Collected Writings of Edward Rushton
   Ryan Hanley
Jeffrey N. Cox, Romanticism in the Shadow of War: Literary Culture in the Napoleonic War Years
   Kenneth R. Johnston
Oskar Cox Jensen, Napoleon and British Song, 1797–1822
   Erica Buurman
Ina Ferris, Book-Men, Book Clubs, and the Romantic Literary Sphere
   James M. Morris
Mary O’Connell, Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher
   Charlotte May
Marie Mulvey-Roberts, ed., Literary Bristol: Writers and the City
   Paul Cheshire
Angela Esterhammer, Diane Piccitto and Patrick Vincent, eds., Romanticism, Rousseau, Switzerland: New Prospects
   Adrian J. Wallbank
Martha C. Nussbaum and Alison L. LaCroix, eds., Subversion and Sympathy: Gender, Law, and the British Novel
   Céline Sabiron
Teresa Barnard, ed., British Women and the Intellectual World in the Long Eighteenth Century
   Joseph Morrissey
Louise Curran, Samuel Richardson and the Art of Letter-Writing
   Rachel Sulich

Spotlight: Romantic Essayists

James Grande, William Cobbett, the Press and Rural England: Radicalism and the Fourth Estate
   Alex Benchimol
Robert Morrison and Daniel S. Roberts, eds., Romanticism and Blackwood’s Magazine: ‘An Unprecedented Phenomenon’
   Meiko O’Halloran
Kevin Gilmartin, William Hazlitt: Political Essayist
   Tristram Wolff

Whole Number

The BARS Review, No. 48 (Autumn 2016) – review compilation
   The BARS Review Editors