January 18, 2022

University of Toronto Library Launches Revamped Romantic Poetry Bibliographic Database

From the U. of Toronto Library:

The University of Toronto Libraries has just launched an updated and redesigned version of the Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry with a greatly improved search function. The bibliography is based on first-hand examination of copies of existing editions of all English poetry published for the first time between 1770 and 1835, amounting to approximately 23,000 volumes.  The founder of the bibliography, University of Toronto Professor Emeritus Robin Jackson, sought to personally examine and provide descriptions of every book on the site. With the work of examination of copies carried on by other scholars after his death, that goal is 94% complete.

The original version of the database was first published more than a decade ago, and at the time transformed the study and understanding of Romantic poetry through innovatively placing long studied canonical poetry in the greater context of thousands of lesser known poets and their poetry of the same period. Most notably, the creation of the bibliography surfaced hundreds of women writers, greatly expanding the breadth and understanding of Romantic poetry. The new updated version now features new content—including extensive biographical headnotes for authors—and original research by University of Toronto Professor of English Emerita Heather Jackson and Sharon Ragaz, PhD.

Direct to  Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry

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