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Romantic Norths

Anglo-Nordic Exchanges, 1770-1842

  • Cian Duffy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 259-281

About this book

Introduction

This book explores various forms of cultural influence and exchange between Britain and the Nordic countries in the late eighteenth century and romantic period. Broadly new-historicist in approach, but drawing also on influential descriptions of genre, discipline, mediation, cultural exchange, and comparative methodologies, these essays not only constitute a substantial and innovative contribution to scholarly understanding of the development of romanticisms and romantic nationalisms in Britain and the Nordic countries, but also describe a pattern of cultural encounter which was predicated upon exchange and a sense of commonality rather than upon the perception of difference or alterity which has so often been discerned by critical descriptions of British romantic-period engagements with non-British cultures. The volume ought to appeal to a broad and genuinely international academic audience with interests in eighteenth-century and romantic-period culture in Britain and Scandinavia as well as to undergraduates taking courses in eighteenth-century, romantic, and Scandinavian studies.

Keywords

Sweden Nationalism Scandinavia Historiography Cultural Exchanges

Editors and affiliations

  • Cian Duffy
    • 1
  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden

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