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Transatlantic Romanticism

This site features famous Romantics' headstones and residences.
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wordsthumGalleries Across the Atlantic


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 William Wordsworth, Henry David Thoreau, Anne Bronte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and Ralph Waldo Emerson are just some that participated in a communicatory frenzy during the later half of the Nineteenth Century. Their interactive communication is what we call Transatlantic Romanticism.

Dr. Joel Pace's major teaching and research interest is in Transatlantic Romanticism, which views Romanticism in the U.K. and America as being in dialogue with each other. Joel says that this Nineteenth-Century dialogue is like a jazz call and response over the ocean. He is currently writing a book, Transatlantic Transcendentalist: Wordsworth and American Romanticism, which should be out in 2002.

Pace photographed some historical and inspirational places that commemorate these American (West) and British (East) authors either through a man-made marker or through the author's own writing. You will find these photographs on this Web site, our commemoration, along with selections of the authors' works picked out by Pace.