Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Theodore Watts-Dunton's 'Aylwin (1898)' and the Reduplications of Romanticism

Catherine Maxwell
The Yearbook of English Studies
Vol. 37, No. 1, From Decadent to Modernist: And Other Essays (2007), pp. 1-21
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20479275
Page Count: 21
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Cite this Item
If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Theodore Watts-Dunton's 'Aylwin (1898)' and the Reduplications of Romanticism
Preview not available

Abstract

This essay examines Theodore Watts-Dunton's fascinating, best-selling, but now neglected, novel "Aylwin (1898)," focusing on the work's links with the poetry of Coleridge, its specific treatment of looking and the gaze as affected by trauma, and its complex structure of repetition and transmission. The article proposes that by such means and through its prefigurement of what Frank Kermode identifies in the work of modernists as the 'Romantic Image' "Aylwin" reveals the lines of a Romantic genealogy that extends from Coleridge through Rossetti to writers such as Yeats, demonstrating the hidden continuity between Romantic and late Victorian literature and mapping the crucial transition from late Victorian literature to literary modernism.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[1]
    [1]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
2
    2
  • Thumbnail: Page 
3
    3
  • Thumbnail: Page 
4
    4
  • Thumbnail: Page 
5
    5
  • Thumbnail: Page 
6
    6
  • Thumbnail: Page 
7
    7
  • Thumbnail: Page 
8
    8
  • Thumbnail: Page 
9
    9
  • Thumbnail: Page 
10
    10
  • Thumbnail: Page 
11
    11
  • Thumbnail: Page 
12
    12
  • Thumbnail: Page 
13
    13
  • Thumbnail: Page 
14
    14
  • Thumbnail: Page 
15
    15
  • Thumbnail: Page 
16
    16
  • Thumbnail: Page 
17
    17
  • Thumbnail: Page 
18
    18
  • Thumbnail: Page 
19
    19
  • Thumbnail: Page 
20
    20
  • Thumbnail: Page 
21
    21