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Revolutionary Romanticism

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Who were the really revolutionary thinkers and writers in the "Age of Revolution," as the Romantic Period is also known? To consider this questions, this course will understand revolution in the sense of a "family affair." The Family unit was an operative ideological concept for very different kinds of revolutions, from the politics of liberation to the feminist revolution in education and social practices. Orienting this affair will be what we can call "the First Family" of revolutionary thought, which is not that of the French king and his famous queen Marie Antoinette, nor that of the mad George III and his politically rebellious son, later George IV, but that of the Godwin-Shelley Circle. The primary members of this circle are William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Percy

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