Short Reviews

RC Reviews is a collection of 700-800 word reviews on the most recent scholarship relating to British Romanticism, its authors, history, and ideas.

Daniela Garofalo and David Sigler, eds, Lacan and Romanticism; Brittany Pladek, The Poetics of Palliation; and Seth T. Reno, Amorous Aesthetics. Reviewed by Alex Freer

Daniela Garofalo and David Sigler (eds.) Lacan and Romanticism (SUNY Press, 2019) 208pp. $95.
Brittany Pladek, The Poetics of Palliation: Romantic Literary Therapy, 1790–1850 (Liverpool University Press, 2019) 296pp. £90.
Seth T. Reno, Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788–1853 (Liverpool University Press, 2019) 256pp. £90.

Alex Freer

Trinity College, Cambridge

Catherine Spooner, Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic. Reviewed by Diana Edelman.

Catherine Spooner, Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017). 232 pp., (Pbk., $30.92; ISBN 9781441101211).

Diana Edelman
University of North Georgia, Gainesville

G.A. Rosso. The Religion of Empire: Political Theology in Blake’s Prophetic System. Reviewed by James Rovira.

G.A. Rosso. The Religion of Empire: Political Theology in Blake’s Prophetic System. Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University Press, 2016. xvii+273 pp. 978-0-8142-1316-2. $69.95 hardcover, $19.95 e-book.

James Rovira

Anna Kornbluh, The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space. Reviewed by Aaron Ottinger.

Anna Kornbluh The Order of Forms: Realism, Formalism, and Social Space (The University of Chicago Press, 2019) 240 pp., 6 halftones, 5 line drawings. (Paper $27.50, ISBN: 9780226653341; Cloth $82.50, ISBN: 9780226653204).

Aaron Ottinger

Seattle University

Bethan Jenkins, Between Wales and England: Anglophone Welsh Writing of the Eighteenth Century. Reviewed by Matthew C. Jones.

Bethan Jenkins, Between Wales and England: Anglophone Welsh Writing of the Eighteenth Century (University of Wales Press, 2017). 248 pp. (Hdbk., £85.00, ISBN 9781786830296)

Matthew C. Jones
Northeastern University

Yohei Igarashi, The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication. Reviewed by Andrew Burkett.

Yohei Igarashi, The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication (Stanford University Press, 2020). 237 pp., 4 b&w illus. (Hdbk., $60.00; ISBN 9781503610040).

Andrew Burkett 
Union College

Chris Bundock and Elizabeth Effinger, eds., William Blake’s Gothic Imagination: Bodies of Horror. Reviewed by Diana Edelman.

Chris Bundock and Elizabeth Effinger, eds., William Blake’s Gothic Imagination: Bodies of Horror (Manchester University Press, 2018). 312 pp., 22 b&w illus. (Hdbk., $120; ISBN 978-1-5261-2194-3).

Diana Edelman
University of North Georgia, Gainesville

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