Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music) (Paperback)

Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music) By James Rovira (Editor), David Boocker (Contribution by), Lisa Plummer Crafton (Contribution by) Cover Image

Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 (For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music) (Paperback)

By James Rovira (Editor), David Boocker (Contribution by), Lisa Plummer Crafton (Contribution by)

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Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 is an edited anthology that seeks to explain just how rock and roll is a Romantic phenomenon that sheds light, retrospectively, on what literary Romanticism was at its different points of origin and on what it has become in the present. This anthology allows Byron and Wollstonecraft to speak back to contemporary theories of Romanticism through Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Relying on L wy and Sayre's Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity, it explores how hostility, loss, and longing for unity are particularly appropriate terms for classic rock as well as the origins of these emotions. In essays ranging from Bob Dylan to Blackberry Smoke, this work examines how rock and roll expands, interprets, restates, interrogates, and conflicts with literary Romanticism, all the while understanding that as a term "rock and roll" in reference to popular music from the late 1940s through the early 2000s is every bit as contradictory and difficult to define as the word Romanticism itself.
James Rovira is chair and associate professor in the English department at Mississippi College.
Product Details ISBN: 9781498553858
ISBN-10: 1498553850
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: October 28th, 2019
Pages: 198
Language: English
Series: For the Record: Lexington Studies in Rock and Popular Music