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Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840

Author: Alex Benchimol; Gerard Lee McKeever
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Enlightenment world.
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The first applied research volume in Scottish Romanticism, this collection foregrounds the concept of progress as 'improvement' as a constitutive theme of Scottish writing during the long eighteenth century. It explores improvement as the animating principle behind Scotland's post-1707 project of modernization, a narrative both shaped and reflected in the literary sphere. It represents a vital moment in Romantic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cultures of improvement in Scottish romanticism, 1707-1840.
New York : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2018001660
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Benchimol; Gerard Lee McKeever
ISBN: 9781138482937 1138482935
OCLC Number: 1010971107
Description: xiv, 247 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Mapping Cultures of Improvement in Scottish Romanticism; Part I Print, Progress and Politeness; 1 Andrew Millar's 'Good Vouchers': The Malt Tax Crisis and Trade in Controversy; 2 Let Scotland Flourish by the Printing of the Word: Commerce, Civic Enlightenment and National Improvement in the Glasgow Advertiser, 1783-1800; 3 'Simplicity, Rightly Understood': Improvement in the Collaboration of Robert Burns and George Thomson; Part II Literature, Land and Commerce; 4 Thomas Pennant, National Description and the Project of Improvement5 The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Improvement: David Dale, Robert Owen and New Lanark Cotton; 6 Pastoral Optimism at Improvement's Frontier: James Hogg's Highland Journeys; 7 'Earth and Stone': Improvement, Entailment and Geographical Futures in the Novel of the 1820s; Part III Death, Legacy and Medicine; 8 Reading John Anderson's Will: Improving Human Nature, Science and Scotland in a Commercial Society; 9 Medicine and Improvement in the Scots Magazine; and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany (1804-17);10 A Death in the Cottage: Spiritual and Economic Improvement in Romantic-Era Scottish Death Narratives11 Postscript: Varieties of Cultural Improvement in the Long Eighteenth Century; Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Enlightenment world.
Responsibility: edited by Alex Benchimol and Gerard Lee McKeever.

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The first applied research volume in Scottish Romanticism, this collection foregrounds the concept of progress as 'improvement' as a constitutive theme of Scottish writing during the long eighteenth century. It explores improvement as the animating principle behind Scotland's post-1707 project of modernization, a narrative both shaped and reflected in the literary sphere. It represents a vital moment in Romantic studies, as a 'four-nations' interrogation of the British context reaches maturity. Equally, the volume contributes to a central concern in the study of Scottish culture, amplifying a critical synthesis of Romanticism and Enlightenment. The conceptual motif of improvement allows an illumination of the boundaries (and beyond) of conventional notions of Romanticism, tracing its long, evolving imbrication with Enlightenment in Scotland. Exploring the holistic treatment of improvement in Scottish literature, chapter-studies include work on agricultural improvement and processes of commercialization, polite cultural renewal and the cotton trade, an expanding print culture and spirituality in death rituals. Taken as a whole, this amounts to an interdisciplinary re-consideration of the central role of improvement in Scottish cultural history of the long eighteenth century, of interest to a wide range of scholars, reflecting the vitality of the exchange between Enlightenment and Romanticism in Scotland.

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