9780230304437

Necromanticism Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750-1860

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230304437

  • ISBN10:

    0230304435

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

Necromanticismis a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices.

Author Biography

Paul Westover is Assistant Professor of English at Brigham Young University, USA.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: Traveling to Meet the Deadp. 1
On Ideal Presencep. 17
The Origins of Literary Tourismp. 31
William Godwin, Necro-Tourism, and the Empirical Afterlife of the Deadp. 48
Imaginary Pilgrimages: Felicia Hemans, Dead Poets, and Romantic Historiographyp. 75
Interlude: Necromanticism and Romantic Authorshipp. 92
The Transatlantic Invention of "English" Literary Heritagep. 106
Illustration, Historicism, and Travel: The Legacy of Sir Walter Scottp. 142
Notesp. 174
Works Consultedp. 195
Indexp. 208
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