Does Peacock’s novel, so critical of Romanticism, set it outside the remit of the Romantic agenda, or could it be argued that Peacock’s critique comes to the rescue by suggesting ways of overcoming the crisis of Later Romanticism?

Thomas Love Peacock’s Nightmare Abbey was a satirical and experimental novel. Prose was a new form for the Romantics and Peacock took great care to move away from traditional tropes of the early Romantics work by gently pushing the boundaries and taking a light-hearted swipe at his contempories. Robert Kiely believed that Peacock understood the […]

Change is in the Air

My UCAS application is about to be submitted and I shall wait anxiously for confirmation that I shall be offered a place.  I have decided to apply for university. A BA Hons. degree in English no less. I have researched the financing and have decided to go for it. The last few nights have been […]

Singing

Singing is something I do pretty much a lot of the time. I love to sing, albeit I’ll never make the X Factor! Singing makes me happy. There is nothing more gratifying than belting out your favourite song when it comes on the radio, especially that song you haven’t heard for ages! I have a […]