About the author: Monika Lee is an assistant professor in the English Department of Brescia College, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. She has published articles on P. B. Shelley, Rousseau, Northrop Frye, and medieval poetry. A winner of numerous Canada Council and other awards, she received her PhD at the University of Western Ontario and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Cornell University.1999 0-7734-7969-4
Examines the literary relationship between Rousseau and Shelley as it presents itself historically, intertextually, and in relation to language theory. Provides the reader with close original readings of several major works by Shelley: Queen Mab, Alastor, Julian and Maddalo, The Sensitive Plant and The Triumph of Life. Finally, Shelley's search for a suitable figure through whom he sought to examine the nature of identity is generalized into an exploration of Romantic subjectivity and written expressions of the self. Such an analysis of romantic notions of identity and subjectivity has broad significance for the study of Romanticism as a whole.