Disabling Romanticism

  • Michael Bradshaw

Part of the Literary Disability Studies book series (LIDIST)

About this book


This book investigates the presence of disability in British Romantic literature, as subject matter, as metaphorical theme, and as lived experience. It is the first collection of its kind, breaking new ground in re-interpreting key texts and providing a challenging overview of this emerging field. The collection offers both a critique of academic Romantic studies and an affirmation of the responsiveness of the Romantic canon to new stimuli. Authors discussed include William Blake, Lord Byron, Ann Batten Cristall, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Darley, Richard Payne Knight, William Gilpin, Mary Robinson, Mary Shelley, Robert Southey, and William Wordsworth.


British Romanticism Romantic Literature Disability Disability Studies Critical Disability Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Bradshaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Edge Hill UniversityLancashireUnited Kingdom

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