This section of mary-shelley.wikia.com will start intense development in Spring 2015 by students enrolled in "Romanticism: Revolution, Nature, and The Gothic," a course for advanced undergraduate majors and graduate students at the University of Arkansas.
Revolution and/in Romanticism
- Thomas Paine, Common Sense
- Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790)
- Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man (1791)
- Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men (1790)
- William Godwin, Enquiry Concerning Political Justice and Its Influence on Morals and Happiness (1793)
- Helen Maria Williams, Letters Written in France... (1790) and Letters from France (1796)
- William Wordsworth, selections from The Prelude (1805/1850)
Slavery and Abolition
- Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Life of Olaudah Equiano
- Mary Prince, The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave (1831)
Novels, Poetry, and Drama
- Anna Barbauld, “Epistle to William Wilberforce, Esq. On the Rejection of the Bill for Abolishing the Slave Trade”
- Hannah More and Eaglesfield Smith, “The Sorrows of Yamba; or, The Negro Woman’s Complaint” (1797)
- Robert Southey, Poems Concerning the Slave Trade
- Anne Yearsley, “A Poem on the Inhumanity of the Slave Trade”
Three-Fingered Jack, "The Terror of Jamaica"
- William Earle, Jr. Obi; or, The History of Three-Fingered Jack (1800 novella)
- John Fawcett, Obi; or, Three-Finger'd Jack (1800 pantomime)
- William Henry Murray, Obi; or, Three-Fingered Jack (1829 melodrama)
Gender and Revolution in the Romantic Period
- Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)
- William Blake, Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793)
- Felicia Hemans, Records of Woman (1828)
Nature in Romanticism
- William Blake, Songs of Innocence and from Experience (1789/1794)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Frost at Midnight" (1798)
- John Keats, "Ode to a Nightingale"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ode to Intellectual Beauty"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Mont Blanc" (1817)
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "To a Sky Lark"
- Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ode to the West Wind" (1820)
- William Wordsworth, Lines Written Above Tintern Abbey... (1798)
- William Wordsworth, Ode: Intimations on Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood (1807)
Romanticism and the Gothic
- Lord Byron, Manfred (1817)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798)
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Christabel (1816)
- John Keats, "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" (1820)
- John Keats, The Eve of St. Agnes (1819)
- John Keats, Lamia (1820)
- Mary Robinson, "The Haunted Beach" (1800)
Other Literary Themes and Imagery
- Romantic Circles : A refereed scholarly website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture.