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Necromanticism

Travelling to Meet the Dead, 1750–1860

  • Paul Westover

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About this book

Introduction

Necromanticism is a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices.

Keywords

Autorschaft English historicism historiography knowledge landscape landscapes Morris Graves pilgrim Romanticism writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Paul Westover
    • 1
  1. 1.Brigham Young UniversityUSA

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