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Anne K. Mellor
University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)

English Romantic Irony

To explore the various structural and rhetorical devices used by Coleridge, Byron, Keats, Shelley, Emily Bronte, Carlyle, Browning, Carroll, Woolf and Yeats to create and de-create simultaneously a mythic order or symbolic language. Romantic irony may be defined as a philosophical vision of the universe as grounded on becoming rather being. Works of romantic irony engage in an artistic process of simultaneous creation and de-creation.

Project fields:
British Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 9/30/1976