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The Preface and “Introduction: Rock and Romanticism” for Rock and Romanticism: Blake, Wordsworth, and Rock from Dylan to U2 is on pp. ix-xxiv and was written by James Rovira, Chair and Associate Professor of English, Mississippi College.
James Rovira’s Preface and Introduction to Rock and Romanticism describe the origins of this project, the difficulty in defining the term “Romanticism” in reference to British literature from Byron to the present, how Sayre and Löwy’s Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity helps address these problems in a way supportive of this project, and the links between rock and Romanticism as they have surfaced in scholarship and other writing since the 1960s. After that, he provides chapter summaries.
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