Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750-1860

Paul Westover
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2012
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Necromanticism is a study of literary pilgrimage: readers' compulsion to visit literary homes, landscapes, and (especially) graves during the long Romantic period. The book draws on the histories of tourism and literary genres to highlight Romanticism's recourse to the dead in its reading, writing, and canon-making practices.

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Paul Westover, Associate Professor, Brigham Young University, Necromanticism: Traveling to Meet the Dead, 1750-1860 (Palgrave, 2012)