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Byron and the Shelleys, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr David Higgins
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Texts for purchase

Lord Byron, Byron's poetry and prose , ed. Alice Levine (Norton, 2010).

Percy Shelley, Shelley's Poetry and Prose , ed. Donald Reiman and Sharon Powers (New York- Norton, 2002).

Mary Shelley, Frankenstein, ed. John Paul Hunter, 2nd edn (New York: Norton, 2012)

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You might find it useful to refer to other editions as well as the set texts, such asJerome McGann’s definitive seven-volumeedition of Byron ’s poetry, the Longman volumes of Shelley's poetry, and other editions of Frankenstein ( e.g. Marilyn Butler's OUP edition).

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Simon Bainbridge, Napoleon and English Romanticism (Cambridge- CUP, 1995)

Alan Bewell, Romanticism and colonial disease (Baltimore- John Hopkins UP, 1999)

Fred Botting, Gothic (London- Routledge, 1996)

H.N. Brailsford, Shelley, Godwin and their Circle , 2nd edn (London- OUP, 1951)

Marilyn Butler, Romantics, rebels and reactionaries : English literature and its background 1760-1830 (OUP, 1983, etc)

John Buxton, Byron and Shelley : the history of a friendship (New York- Harcourt, Brace and World, 1968)

Paul A. Cantor, Creature and creator : myth-making and English Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984)

James Chandler and Maureen M. McLane, The Cambridge Companion to British Romantic Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)

Stuart Curran, Poetic form and British romanticism (Oxford- OUP, 1986)

Markman Ellis, The history of Gothic fiction (Edinburgh- EUP, 2000)

Kelvin Everest, English romantic poetry : an introduction to the historical context and literary scene (Open University Press, 1990)

Robin Jarvis, The Romantic period : the intellectual and cultural context of English literature, 1789-1830 (Harlow: Longman, 2004)

Maggie Kilgour, The rise of the Gothic novel (London- Routledge, 1995)

Nigel Leask, British Romantic writers and the East : anxieties of Empire (Cambridge- CUP, 1992)

Iain McCalman (ed.), An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age (Oxford- OUP, 2005)

Charles E. Robinson, Shelley and Byron : the snake and eagle wreathed in fight (Baltimore- John Hopkins UP, 1976)

Nicholas Roe (ed.), Romanticism : an Oxford guide (Oxford- OUP, 2005)

William St.Clair, The Godwins and the Shelleys-The Biography of a Family (London- Faber, 1989)

Gillen D’Arcy Wood, Tambora : the eruption that changed the world (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014)

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Anne Barton, Byron : Don Juan (Cambridge- CUP, 1992)

Drummond Bone (ed.), The Cambridge companion to Byron [electronic resource] (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)

Stephen Cheeke, Byron and place : history, translation, nostalgia (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003)

Charles Donelan, Romanticism and male fantasy in Byron's Don Juan : a marketable vice (Basingstoke- Palgrave, 2000)

Caroline Franklin, Byron : a literary life (Basingstoke- Macmillan 2000)

Caroline Franklin, Byron's heroines (OUP, 1992)

Malcolm Kelsall, Byron's politics (Brighton- Harvester Press, 1987)

Jerome McGann, Byron and Romanticism (Cambridge- Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Jerome McGann, Don Juan in context (London- John Murray, 1976)

Jerome McGann, Fiery dust : Byron's poetic development (Chicago- University of Chicago Press, 1969)

Tom Mole, Byron's romantic celebrity : industrial culture and the hermeneutic of intimacy (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007)

Alan Rawes, Byron's poetic experimentation : Childe Harold, the tales, and the quest for comedy (Aldershot- Ashgate, 2000)

Jane Stabler (ed.), Byron (Longman Critical Readers) (Harlow- Longman, 1998)

Jane Stabler, Byron, poetics, and history (Cambridge- Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Peter L. Thorslev, The Byronic Hero- Types and Prototypes (Minneapolis- University of Minnesota Press, 1962)

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Mary Shelley

a) General

Romanticism. , 3.2 (1997), Mary Shelley Bicentenary Issue (essays by Bennett, Clemit, Allen, O’Neill, Kelly, Stafford, Hamilton)

Anne K. Mellor, Mary Shelley : her life, her fiction, her monsters (London- Methuen, 1988)

Audrey A. Fisch, Anne K. Mellor, Esther H. Schor (eds), The other Mary Shelley : beyond "Frankenstein" (New York- OUP, 1993)

b) Frankenstein

Fred Botting, Making monstrous : Frankenstein, criticism, theory (Manchester- Manchester UP, 1991)

Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The Madwoman in the Attic (New Haven- Yale UP, 1979)

David Higgins, Frankenstein : character studies (Continuum, 2008).

George Levine and U. C. Knoepflmacher (eds), The endurance of Frankenstein : essays on Mary Shelley's novel (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979)

H. L. Malchow, ‘Frankenstein’s Monster and Images of Race in Nineteenth-Century Britain’, Past & present. . , 139 (1993), 90-130.

Mary Poovey, ‘My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley and the Feminization of Romanticism’, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America , 95.3 (1980), 332-47.

Tim Marshall, Murdering to dissect : grave-robbing, Frankenstein, and the anatomy literature (Manchester- MUP, 1995)

Timothy Morton (ed.), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (London- Routledge, 2002)

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Harold Bloom, Shelley’s Mythmaking (Ithaca, NY- Cornell UP, 1969)

Timothy Clark, Embodying revolution : the figure of the poet in Shelley (Oxford- Clarendon Press, 1989)

Richard Cronin, Shelley’s Poetic Thoughts (London- Macmillan, 1981)

Cian Duffy, Shelley and the revolutionary sublime (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005

Richard Holmes, Shelley- The Pursuit (Harmondsworth- Penguin, 1987)

Angela Leighton, Shelley and the sublime : an interpretation of the major poems (Cambridge- CUP, 1984)

Timothy Morton, The Cambridge companion to Shelley [electronic resource] (Cambridge: CUP, 2006)

Michael O’ Neill, The human mind's imaginings : conflict and achievement in Shelley's poetry (Oxford- Clarendon Press, 1989)

C.E. Pulos, The deep truth : a study of Shelley's scepticism (Lincoln, Neb.- University of Nebraska Press, 1954)

Sharon Ruston, Shelley and vitality (Basingstoke- Palgrave, 2005)

William A. Ulmer, Shelleyan eros : the rhetoric of romantic love (Princeton- Princeton UP, 1990)

Timothy Webb, Shelley : a voice not understood (Manchester- Manchester UP, 1977)

This list was last updated on 19/01/2017