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Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Daniel M. Stout


Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the rise of the novel. In early nineteenth-century England, two developments—the rise of corporate persons and the expanded scale of industrial action—undermined the basic assumption underpinning both liberalism and the law: that individual human persons can be meaningfully correlated with specific actions and particular effects. Reading a set of important Romantic novels—Caleb Williams, Mansfield Park, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Frankenstein, and A Tale ... More

Keywords: collectivity, corporation, justice, law, liberalism; modernity, rise of the novel, romantic novel, romanticism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823272235
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel M. Stout, author
University of Mississippi