Gothic Romanticism: architecture, politics and literary form | The Gothic Imagination

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Duggett argues that the split between ‘Romantic’ and ‘Gothic’ was not simply accidental or a later critical imposition on the period. He argues that the first generation of Romantic poets (specifically William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Southey) were actively instrumental in ‘the creation of a wider “Gothic culture” and “second Gothic poetry” that differentiated a ‘distinctive, purer Gothic’ literature over and above the Gothic novel for instance. Whereas Michael Gamer’s work, Romanticism and the Gothic (2000) shows the emergence of Romanticism out of the broader cultural umbrella of Gothic, Duggett argues that ‘the phenomenon known as Romanticism is a reform movement within [my emphasis] the Gothic —less a break-away reformation movement than a program for a counter-reformation.’ Gothic Romanticism looks at the discourses of architecture, politics and literary form in order to reappraise the works of these three key Romantic poets, especially Wordsworth.

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