Populism, Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel

Populism, Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel

Author: J. Carson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230106574

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

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Populism, Gender, and Sympathy in the Romantic Novel is a richly historicized account that explores anxieties about crowds, fiction and disguise, women authors, and unstable gender roles. James P. Carson argues that the Romantic novel is a form individualizing in its address, which exploits popular materials and stretches formal boundaries in an attempt to come to terms with the masses. Informed by Bakhtin, Foucault, and Freud, this book offers fresh new readings of works by Sir Walter Scott, William Godwin, Matthew Lewis, Charles Robert Maturin, and Mary Shelley.