The Resource Romanticism and improvisation, 1750-1850, Angela Esterhammer

Romanticism and improvisation, 1750-1850, Angela Esterhammer

Label
Romanticism and improvisation, 1750-1850
Title
Romanticism and improvisation, 1750-1850
Statement of responsibility
Angela Esterhammer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"During the Romantic era, especially in Italy, performers known as improvvisatori and improvvisatrici extemporised poetry in public in response to subjects requested by their audiences. This type of performance fascinated grand tourists from northern Europe, who reported on poetic improvisers in hundreds of travel accounts, journals, letters, and periodical articles. By uncovering historical data and interpreting literary texts, Professor Esterhammer identifies patterns in the responses of English, German, French, and Russian writers to the experience of improvisation. She explores how improvisation interacts with Romantic ideas about genius, spontaneity, orality, and emotional expressiveness, and relates to evolving concepts of gender and nation."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
UKM
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Esterhammer, Angela
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR778.R65
LC item number
E78 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
77
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • European fiction
  • Romanticism
  • English fiction
  • European fiction
  • Romanticism
  • Romantik
  • Improvisation
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Englisch
  • Improvisation
  • Italienisch
  • Literatur
  • Lyrik
  • Romantik
  • Englisch
Label
Romanticism and improvisation, 1750-1850, Angela Esterhammer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"This lightning of the mind": improvisation and performance in the Romantic era -- Defining improvisation and improvising national identity: from grand tourists to Della Cruscans -- Importing improvisation: oral performance and print culture in the age of Goethe -- Was Homer an improvvisatore?: histories of improvisation in antiquarian scholarship and popular culture -- The spectacle of the Romantic improviser: Corilla, Corinne, and the British women poets of the 1820s -- Stars of the post-Napoleonic stage: Rosa Taddei, Tommaso Sgricci, and their audiences -- Byron, Hoffman, and the improvisational worlds of Carnival and commedia -- Sociability, social practice, and the Bildungsroman of the 1830s -- The improviser's disorder: adventurers and misfits in nineteenth-century fiction -- Virtuosi, vaudevillians, mystics, madmen, and rhetoricians: improvisational contexts of the nineteenth century -- Afterword: writing the improviser
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780521897099
Lccn
2009291403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212858847
  • (OCoLC)ocn212858847
Label
Romanticism and improvisation, 1750-1850, Angela Esterhammer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 248-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"This lightning of the mind": improvisation and performance in the Romantic era -- Defining improvisation and improvising national identity: from grand tourists to Della Cruscans -- Importing improvisation: oral performance and print culture in the age of Goethe -- Was Homer an improvvisatore?: histories of improvisation in antiquarian scholarship and popular culture -- The spectacle of the Romantic improviser: Corilla, Corinne, and the British women poets of the 1820s -- Stars of the post-Napoleonic stage: Rosa Taddei, Tommaso Sgricci, and their audiences -- Byron, Hoffman, and the improvisational worlds of Carnival and commedia -- Sociability, social practice, and the Bildungsroman of the 1830s -- The improviser's disorder: adventurers and misfits in nineteenth-century fiction -- Virtuosi, vaudevillians, mystics, madmen, and rhetoricians: improvisational contexts of the nineteenth century -- Afterword: writing the improviser
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780521897099
Lccn
2009291403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212858847
  • (OCoLC)ocn212858847

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