For the past several years Romantic Circles Pedagogies Commons has published special volumes that speak to specific issues within romanticist pedagogy, such as “Romanticism and Technology,” “Teaching Global Romanticism,” or “Teaching the Romantic with the Contemporary.” For this 2-part volume, assembled during the COVID 19 crisis, we purposely stepped back and focused more broadly on essays that...
Anna Letitia Barbauld, whose collected works are in progress from Oxford University Press, was eminent as a poet, a path-breaking writer for children, a political writer during the years of the French Revolution and the Reform movement in Britain, and a woman of letters whose literary criticism went far to establish the modern canon of British novelists. Because most of her unpublished papers...

A Selection of Piano Recordings by Jennifer Castleton

On the 140th Anniversary of Parry’s Composition
and the Bicentenary of Percy Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound

This volume considers the place of Romantic works and the Romantic period itself in the work of one of the most important twentieth-century theorists of culture, Raymond Williams. After an introduction that pays particular attention to central concepts passed down from Williams like “structure of feeling” and “cultural formation,” these essays revisit Williams over thirty years after his death to...

Nineteenth-century Anglo-Jewish literature engages a wide range of thematic and aesthetic preoccupations.  This volume brings together several essays that highlight such breadth, even as the essays converge upon several questions that recur consistently throughout this literature:  what does it mean to advertise one’s subjectivity, especially where the expression of...

Below is a snaphsot of some of the document genres represented at RC. A filterable list of all resources and genres is available here.

Fiction

The Siege of Gibraltar and Miscellaneous Pieces
The Siege of Gibraltar and Miscellaneous Pieces | 1780, 1783
This electronic edition makes available the works of the mostly unknown late-eighteenth-century poet and teacher Catherine Upton, including The Siege of Gibraltar (1781), an epistolary prose...
The Last Man, Edited by Steven E. Jones
The Last Man | 1825
Includes HTML, ASCII, and SGML versions, other works by Mary Shelley, works and excerpts from works cited by Shelley, bibliography, maps, images...
Alroy, Edited by Sheila A. Spector
Wondrous Tale of Alroy
This early novel, first published in 1833, represents Disraeli in "romantic mode." This version features the novel, an introduction, annotations, reprints of...
Frankenstein, Edited by Stuart Curran
Frankenstein | 1817, 1830
This edition of Frankenstein, in gestation for over fifteen years, provides the texts of both the 1818 and 1831 editions, as well as copious...
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley, Edited by Michael Eberle-Sinatra
"The Mortal Immortal" | 1832
Includes HTML and ASCII versions, related contemporary literary works, critical bibliography, print history, images, writings on the text, & notes.
Fables Ancient and Modern, by Edward Baldwin, Esq. | 1804, 1806
This is the first installment of a complete critical edition of Godwin’s ten contributions to his Juvenile Library. It makes available for the first time since 1824 the first text that Godwin both...

Poetry

On the Medusa of Leonardo Da Vinci, Edited by Neil Fraistat and Melissa Jo Sites
On The Medusa of Leonardo da Vinci in the Florentine Gallery
Includes dialogic commentary; critical essays by Jerome J. McGann, W.J.T. Mitchell, and Grant F. Scott; images; bibliography; & notes.
The Wanderings of Cain, Edited by N. Santilli
"Wanderings of Cain" | 1827, 1833
Publishes, for the first time, all the fragments of this unfinished poem in one edition. Includes a composite reading text, piecing together all the fragments...
Norse Romanticism: Themes in British Literature 1760-1830, Edited By Robert W. Rix
Norse Romanticism
This edition collects twenty-one British writers from c. 1760–1830, a period which is today associated with the rise of Romantic sensibilities. A number of literary works in Britain were inspired by...
The Political House that Jack Built, Edited by Kyle Grimes
The Political House that Jack Built | 1818
Includes diplomatic transcription of the title page and Hone's verse text, as well as the poem "The Clerical Magistrate". Also offers original illustrations...
The Sceptic, Edited by Nanora Sweet and Barbara Taylor
The Sceptic; A Poem: A Hemans-Byron Dialogue
This edition places Hemans in direct contention with Byron over belief in an afterlife. Includes letters, reviews, poems...
Wat Tyler, a Dramatic Poem by Robert Southey Electronic Edition Edited by Matt Hill
Wat Tyler | 1816, 1834, 1849, 1859
An electronic edition of Robert Southey's poem based on the peasants' rebellion of 1381. This edition provides contextual background on the poem's embattled...
L.E.L.'s Verses and the Keepsake for 1829, Edited by Terence Hoagwood, Martin Jacobsen, and Kathryn Ledbetter
"Verses" and The Keepsake for 1829 | 1828
Includes introduction, diplomatic transcriptions, facsimile pages, biography, bibliography, & commentary.
Verses Transcribed for H.T., edited by Harriet Kramer Linkin
Verses Transcribed for H.T. | 1804
Published here for the first time, Verses Transcribed for H.T. is a manuscript collection of 121 original lyric poems with 72 original illustrations that Mary Tighe prepared in 1805 as she...
The Devil's Walk, Edited by Neil Fraistat and Donald H. Reiman
The Devil's Walk
Includes HTML formatted texts, editors' introduction, critically edited text, diplomatic transcription, photofacsimile, & clear reading texts. Also...
The Griffin (1820) and Other Works | 1819
This edition showcases the poetry of Thomas D’Arcy Morris (1792-1835), a significant figure in the Bombay literary scene of the early nineteenth century. It identifies and attributes Morris’s works,...
The Siege of Gibraltar and Miscellaneous Pieces
The Siege of Gibraltar and Miscellaneous Pieces | 1780, 1783
This electronic edition makes available the works of the mostly unknown late-eighteenth-century poet and teacher Catherine Upton, including The Siege of Gibraltar (1781), an epistolary prose...
The Banks of Wye by Robert Bloomfield, Edited by Tim Fulford
The Banks of Wye | 1810, 1812, 1822
An edition of Robert Bloomfield's multimedia picturesque tour of the Wye valley. Poem, tour journal, sketchbook. This edition presents a rare surviving example of the kind of multimedia production...
The Temple of Nature, Edited by Martin Priestman
The Temple of Nature | 1802
The first fully annotated edition of Erasmus Darwin's influential scientific poem and its copious original notes; including the first publication, from draft...
British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism 1793-1815, by Betty T. Bennet, Edited by Orianne Smith
British War Poetry in the Age of Romanticism | 1792 to 1814
An electronic edition of Bennett's collection of 350 poems highlighting the complex attitudes to the wars of the period. Includes Bennett's original...
The Oceanides, Edited by Judith Pascoe
The Oceanides | 1831 to 1832
This edition situates the poem sequence within Jewsbury's life and career, including a prose account of her journey to India, memoirs, & poems inspired by...
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Collected Writings of Robert Bloomfield
Admired by Wordsworth and Southey, called by Clare 'the greatest Pastoral Poet England ever gave birth too’, Robert Bloomfield was one of the bestselling poets of the nineteenth century. A labouring-...
Poems 1773, Edited by Lisa Vargo and Allison Muri
Poems | 1772
Includes transcriptions, photo reproductions of the original volume, critical apparatus, & a "Poem Web," featuring detailed commentary & contextual materials for "On a Lady's Writing."
Lyrical Ballads, Edited by Ron Tetrault and Bruce Graver
Lyrical Ballads | 1797, 1799, 1801, 1804
This electronic edition makes available all 4 versions of Lyrical Ballads in the form of transcriptions edited from original printed copies, accompanied by images of each page. Enables...
Thoughts in Prison, Edited by Charles J. Rzepka
Thoughts in Prison | 1776
Romantic Circles is pleased to announce the publication of William Dodd's long poem Thoughts in Prison (1777). Written while he was awaiting execution for forgery in his Newgate prison cell...

Correspondence

The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle, Edited By Tim Fulford and Lynda Pratt
The Letters of Robert Bloomfield and His Circle
This edition builds upon new scholarship on Romantic rural poet Robert Bloomfield, collecting all his extant letters plus a selection of those written to him...
New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn, Edited by Grant Scott and Sue Brown
New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn
A collection of 46 letters published in full for the first time, shedding new light on the life and character of Charles Brown and the most important...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Two
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Two | 1797 to 1802
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Five
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Five | 1815 to 1817
Based on extensive new archival research, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey. Part Five: 1816-1818 publishes for the first time Southey’s surviving letters from a period of...
A Letter to the Women of England, Edited by Adriana Craciun, Anna Irmen Close, Megan Musgrave, and Orianne Smith
Letter to the Women of England | 1798
Includes introduction, transcriptions, reviews, letters to and from Robinson, selected poems, bibliography, & notes.
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 3
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Three | 1803 to 1808
Part Three is the first-ever collected edition of the surviving letters written by Southey between 1804 and 1809. The letters published here begin with Southey writing to his brother...
Anna Letitia Barbauld Letters to Lydia Rickards, 1798–1815
Anna Letitia Barbauld, whose collected works are in progress from Oxford University Press, was eminent as a poet, a path-breaking writer for children, a political writer during the years of the...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 1: 1791-1797, Edited By Lynda Pratt
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part One | 1790 to 1796
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected...
A Rediscovered Letter by John Keats, Edited by Dearing Lewis
A John Keats Letter Rediscovered
Includes introduction, diplomatic transcription, & notes.
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Six
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Six
Based on extensive new archival research, The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Six: 1819 to 1821 brings together for the first time Southey’s surviving letters from a period of...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 4: 1810-1815
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Part Four | 1809 to 1814
Part Four, covering the period 1810-1815, was a crucial one for Southey’s career and reputation. It has, however, never before been fully documented or fully understood. By 1810...
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey, Edited By Lynda Pratt, Tim Fulford and Ian Packer
The Collected Letters of Robert Southey
Robert Southey was one of the best-known, controversial and innovative writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain. Based upon extensive new archival research, this Collected...

Historical Authors

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Editors

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Samantha Matthews, Album Verses and Romantic Literary Culture: Poetry Manuscript, Print, 1780-1850 (Oxford UP, 2020). 304pp., 24 illus. (£60, ISBN: 9780198857945)

Samantha Matthews Album Verses and Romantic Literary Culture: Poetry Manuscript, Print, 1780-1850 (Oxford UP, 2020). Reviewed by Kacie L. Wills.

Peter Linebaugh, Red Round Globe Hot Burning: A Tale at the Crossroads of Commons and Closure, of Love and Terror, of Race and Class, and of Kate and Ned Despard (University of California Press, 2019); Matt Sandler, The Black Romantic Revolution: Abolitionist Poets at the End of Slavery (Verso Books, 2020)

“as at a tavern, a bonfire, a picket line lunch”: a collaborative review of Red Round Globe Hot Burning (Peter Linebaugh) and The Black Romantic Revolution (Matthew Sandler). By Shelby Johnson and Joseph Albernaz

Griffiths, Devin, The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature Between the Darwins (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016). 339 pp. (Hdbk., $55.00; ISBN 9781421420769)

Devin Griffiths, The Age of Analogy: Science and Literature Between the Darwins. Reviewed by Kurtis Hessel