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Unquiet things : secularism in the Romantic Age

Author: Colin Jager
Publisher: Philadelphia : PENN/University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2015.
Series: Haney Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In Great Britain during the Romantic period, governmental and social structures were becoming more secular as religion was privatized and depoliticized. If the discretionary nature of religious practice permitted spiritual freedom and social differentiation, however, secular arrangements produced new anxieties. Unquiet Things investigates the social and political disorders that arise within modern secular cultures  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Jager
ISBN: 9780812246643 0812246640
OCLC Number: 886672609
Description: 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Reform. The power of the prince: Henry VIII and Henry VIII --
The melancholoy of the secular --
Wishing for nothing: Emma and the dissolution. Part II. Sounding the quiet. Coleridge at sea: "Kubla Khan" and the invention of religion --
Hippogriffs in the library: realism and opposition from Hume to Scott --
The creation of religious minorities: Hogg's Justified Sinner. Part III. After the secular. Byron and the paradox of reading --
The constellations of romantic religion --
Shelley after atheism Epilogue.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series.
Responsibility: Colin Jager.

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Reading works by Austen, Coleridge, Byron, and Shelley among others, Unquiet Things investigates the social and political disorders that arise within modern secular cultures. Jager demonstrates the  Read more...

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"Through a wonderful set of readings, Colin Jager makes vital claims about secularity and the specters that haunt it-in literature, and perhaps in the very articulation of the literary itself."-Amy Read more...

 
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