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Wolfson, Susan J. 1948-

Works: 63 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 11,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Horror fiction  Romance fiction  Science fiction  Novels  Horror tales  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Gothic fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, htt, Contributor, etc
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Susan J Wolfson
The Cambridge companion to Keats by Susan J Wolfson( Book )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Cambridge companion to Keats, leading scholars discuss Keats's work in several fascinating contexts: literary history and key predecessors; Keats's life in London's intellectual, aesthetic and literary culture and the relation of his poetry to the visual arts. These specially commissioned essays are sophisticated but accessible, challenging but lucid, and are complemented by an introduction to Keats's life, a chronology, a list of contemporary people and periodicals, a source reference for famous phrases and ideas articulated in Keats's letters, a glossary of literary terms and a guide to further reading
Reading for form by Marshall Brown( )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting varieties of theory and practice in both verse and prose from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, these essays by many of America's leading literary scholars call for a reinvigorated formalism that can enrich literary studies, open productive routes of commerce with cultural studies, and propel cultural theory out of its thematic ruts. This book reprints Modern Language Quarterly's highly acclaimed special issue Reading for Form, along with new essays by Marjorie Perloff, D. Vance Smith, and Susan Stewart, and a revised introduction by Susan Wolfson. With historical case studies and insightful explorations, Reading for Form offers invaluable material for literary critics in all specializations
The annotated Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This annotated edition offers insights into Shelley's literary and social worlds, and shows how she developed the story of a monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies. The monster develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. The commentary places her work into a fresh light, deepening the readers' understanding of the novel and the Romantic Era in which it was created
Romantic shades and shadows by Susan J Wolfson( )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Romantic Shades and Shadows is, at heart, a book about literary allusion. Each poem, book, or play that one encounters is imbued with verbal textures, turns of phrase, and ideas and things that summon the specter of older literary bodies. The poetry of Wordsworth and Coleridge, for example, is haunted by the writings of Shakespeare and Milton. In tracing ghostly patterns to find literary and contextual linkages, Susan J. Wolfson explores the shifting boundaries that separate one literary time period from another, and teaches her readers how best to conduct close readings of Romantic texts"
Romantic interactions : social being and the turns of literary action by Susan J Wolfson( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The will of a social being" -- Pt. 1. Two women & poetic tradition. Charlotte Smith's Emigrants and the politics of allusion -- Mary Wollstonecraft re : reading the poets -- The poets' "Wollstonecraft" -- Pt. 2. Gender interactions, generative interactions : two Wordsworths. Lyrical ballads and the pregnant words of men's passions -- William's sister : alternatives of alter ego -- Dorothy's conversation with William -- Pt. 3. A public attraction. Gazing on "Byron" : separation and fascination -- Byron and the muse of female poetry
Felicia Hemans : selected poems, letters, reception materials by Hemans( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2022 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first standard edition of the writings of Felicia Hemans (1793-1835), this volume marks a revival of interest in, and a new critical appreciation of, one of the most important literary figures of the early nineteenth century. A best-selling poet in England and America, Felicia Hemans was regarded as leading female poet in her day, celebrated as the epitome of national "feminine" values. However, this same narrow perception of her work eventually relegated Hemans to an obscurity lightened occasionally by parody and a sentimental enthusiasm for poems such as "The Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers" and "Casabianca." Only now is Hemans's work being rediscovered and reconsidered--for the complexity of its social and political vision, but also for its sounding of dissonances in nineteenth-century cultural ideals, and for its recasting of the traditional canon of male "Romantics."Offering readers a firsthand acquaintance with the remarkable range of Hemans's writing, this volume includes five major works in their entirety, along with a much-admired aggregate, Records of Woman. Hemans's letters, many published here for the first time, reflect her views of her contemporaries, her work, her negotiations with publishers, and her emerging celebrity, while reviews and letters from others--including Lord Byron, Walter Scott, and the Wordsworths--tell the story of Hemans's reception in her time. An introduction by editor Susan Wolfson puts these writings, as well as Hemans's life and work, into much-needed perspective for the contemporary reader
On human flourishing : a poetry anthology by D. J Moores( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Great literature is more often praised for compelling depictions of conflict and tragedy than for moving portrayals of happiness and well-being. This collection of verse brings together poems of felicity, capturing what it means to be well in the fullest sense. Presented in 14 thematic sections, these works offer inspiring readings on wisdom, self-love, ecstasy, growth, righteousness, love and lust, inspiration, oneness with nature, hope, irreverence, awe, the delights of the senses, gratitude and compassion, relation to the sacred, justice, and unity. At times elegant, at others blunt, these poems reflect on what it means to live a rich, fulfilling life."--EBSCO
Reading John Keats by Susan J Wolfson( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Keats (1795-1821), one of the best-loved poets of the Romantic period, is ever alive to words, discovering his purposes as he reads - not only books but also the world around him. Leading Keats scholar Susan J. Wolfson explores the breadth of his works, including his longest ever poem Endymion; subsequent romances, Isabella (a Boccaccio tale with a proto-Marxian edge admired by George Bernard Shaw), the passionate Eve of St. Agnes and knotty Lamia; intricate sonnets and innovative odes; the unfinished Hyperion project (Keats's existential rethinking of epic agony); and late lyrics involved with Fanny Brawne, the bright (sometimes dark) star of his last years. Illustrated with manuscript pages, title pages, and two portraits, Reading John Keats investigates the brilliant complexities of Keats's imagination and his genius in wordplay, uncovering surprises and new delights, and encouraging renewed respect for the power of Keats's thinking and the subtle turns of his writing"--
Formal charges : the shaping of poetry in British romanticism by Susan J Wolfson( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2022 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why care about poetic form and its intricacies, other than in nostalgia for a bygone era of criticism? The purpose of this book is to refresh today this care for criticism, applying a historically aware formalist reading to poetic form in Romanticism and showing how in theory and practice Romantic writers addressed, debated, tested, and contested fundamental questions about what is at stake in the poetic forming of language. In the process, it suggests the importance of these conflicted inquiries for contemporary critical discussion and demonstrates the pleasures of attending to the complex changes of form in poetic writing
Borderlines : the shiftings of gender in British romanticism by Susan J Wolfson( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2022 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opening with the revolution-era debates of the 1790s, Borderlines reads Romantic genders across a mobile syntax, tuned to such figures as the stylized "feminine" poetess, the aberrant "masculine" woman, male poets deemed "feminine" or "unmanly," the campy male "effeminate," and hapless or strategic cross-dressers of both sexes. With fresh readings of the works, careers, and volatile receptions of Mary Wollstonecraft, Felicia Hemans, M.J. Jewsbury, Lord Byron, and John Keats, Susan Wolfson shows how senses (and sensations) of gender shape and get shaped by sign systems that prove arbitrary, fluid, and susceptible of lively transformation."--Publisher's website
The questioning presence : Wordsworth, Keats, and the interrogative mode in Romantic poetry by Susan J Wolfson( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by George Gordon Byron Byron( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quintessential Romantic, Lord Byron produced some of the most daring poetry of his time, collected here in this revised edition the only widely available selection to include his own notes on the same page as the poetry
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley's Frankenstein, or, The modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of Shelley's key work, supplemented by annotations and followed by contextual materials that reveal the conversations and controversies of its historical moment
Northanger Abbey : an annotated edition by Jane Austen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The star of Northanger Abbey is seventeen-year-old Catherine Morland, Jane Austen's youngest and most impressionable heroine. Away from home for the first time, on a visit to Bath with family friends, Catherine, a passionate consumer of novels (especially of the gothic variety), encounters a world in which everything beckons as a readable text: not only books, but also conversations and behaviors, clothes, carriages, estates, and vistas. In her lively introduction to this newest volume in Harvard's celebrated annotated Austen series, Susan Wolfson proposes that Austen's most underappreciated, most playful novel is about fiction itself and how it can take possession of everyday understandings. The first of Austen's major works to be completed (it was revised in 1803 and again in 1816-17), Northanger Abbey was published months after Austen's death in July 1817, together with Persuasion. The 1818 text, whose singularly frustrating course to publication Wolfson recounts, is the basis for this freshly edited and annotated edition. Wolfson's running commentary will engage new readers while offering delights for scholars and devoted Janeites. A wealth of color images bring to life Bath society in Austen's era--the parade of female fashions, the carriages running over open roads and through the city's streets, circulating libraries, and nouveau-riche country estates--as well as the larger cultural milieu of Northanger Abbey. This unique edition holds appeal not just for "Friends of Jane" but for all readers looking for a fuller engagement with Austen's extraordinary first novel." -- Publisher's description
Dankmar Adler : his theatres and auditoriums by Charles E Gregersen( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The siege of Valencia : a parallel text edition by Hemans( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Keats by John Keats( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new event in editions of Keats, arranged not in the usual way of separating these writings, but rather by positioning them alongside the author's poems in order of composition or appearance in print, for a more holistic understanding of Keats's work. Editor Susan Wolfson has taken care that all poems and letters have been freshly edited from their sources, and the manuscripts reflect scriptive elements such as cross-outs and underlines. This edition also includes some unusual contextual writings, including newspaper reviews of Keats's publications. -- From publisher's description
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The editors present a cultural, social, and critical look at Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice including the novel in its entirety
Selected poems of Thomas Hood, Winthrop Mackworth Praed, and Thomas Lovell Beddoes by Thomas Hood( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the secret sharer, Transformation : three tales of doubles by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Cambridge companion to Keats
Reading for formThe annotated FrankensteinRomantic shades and shadowsRomantic interactions : social being and the turns of literary actionFelicia Hemans : selected poems, letters, reception materialsOn human flourishing : a poetry anthologyReading John KeatsFormal charges : the shaping of poetry in British romanticism
Alternative Names
Levao, Susan J. Wolfson

Susan J. Wolfson académica estadounidense

Susan J. Wolfson United States of America karimma ŋun nyɛ paɣa

Susan Jean Wolfson

Susan Jean Wolfson acadèmica estatunidenca

Susan Jean Wolfson universitaire américaine

Wolfson, Susan 1948-

Wolfson, Susan Jean.

Wolfson, Susan Jean 1948-

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