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The articles in this number of Romantik include new research on reverie and dream as the locus of metaphor in Percy Bysshe Shelley's Prometheus Unbound; an enquiry into the Royal Swedish Society for the Publication of Manuscripts Relating to Scandinavian History and the role it played in the construction of national memory and heritage; a discussion of Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg's and John Martin's iconographies of the sublime in the intersection between art and popular visual spectacle; archival discoveries related to the publication of medieval romance in early nineteenth-century Britain; and a reassessment of The Prelude as a formation narrative, arguing that William Wordsworth displays a conflicted attitude to the growth and progress usually found in the Bildungsroman. The journal also contains reviews of new books on the romantic period published in the Nordic countries.
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CREATING A PATRIOTIC HISTORY: HISTORICAL SOURCE-EDITING AS NATIONAL MONUMENT
WORDSWORTH'S PRELUDE, THE ETERNAL CHILD, AND THE DIALECTICS OF BILDUNG
BETWEEN ART ACADEMY AND ENTERTAINMENT CULTURE: PHILIPPE JACQUES DE LOUTHERBOURG, JOHN MARTIN, AND THE SUBLIME
'DIGNIFIED SENSIBILITY & FRIENDLY EXERTION': JOSEPH RITSON AND GEORGE ELLIS'S METRICAL ROMANCE(Ë)S
DREAM SHAPES AS QUEST OR QUESTION IN SHELLEY'S PROMETHEUS UNBOUND
H. C. ANDERSEN OG DET UHYGGELIGE
HANS GUDE - EN KUNSTNERREISE
TONDIKTAREN CARL JONAS LOVE ALMQVIST
EN MUSIKALISK BIOGRAFI
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