A Handbook of Romanticism Studies (Critical Theory by Joel Faflak, Julia M. Wright

A Handbook of Romanticism Studies (Critical Theory by Joel Faflak, Julia M. Wright

By Joel Faflak, Julia M. Wright

The guide to Romanticism Studies is an available and indispensible source delivering scholars and students with a wealthy array of ancient and updated serious and theoretical contexts for the learn of Romanticism.

* makes a speciality of British Romanticism whereas additionally addressing continental and transatlantic Romanticism and previous periods
* makes use of key terms corresponding to mind's eye, chic, poetics, philosophy, race, historiography, and visible tradition as issues of entry to the examine of Romanticism and the theoretical issues and the tradition of the period
* Explores issues significant to Romanticism reports and the serious tendencies of the final thirty years

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He defines the materiality of the letter as that which “disrupts the ostensibly stable meaning of a sentence” (89). 7 Exceptions include Knight, Wilson, and Lussier. 8 For some leads to this approach, see Gordon, Kirmayer, and Rousseau. 9 Although the letter is dated 1799, and the Marriage was written circa 1790, the fact that he would later ground his idea of the imagination in Bacon provides an ironic commentary on this earlier quotation. 10 On Wordsworth and mesmerism as providing a language for the sublime, see Rzepka.

It is the setting into motion of those contradictions” (17). Insofar as she recognizes the need for critics to have surpassed what they critique and yet undermines such hubris, White offers a welcome warning to Romantic critics that the imagination has been far from exhausted. White shrewdly examines Shelley’s “problem of reference” (103) in “Mont Blanc” (1817), and shows how the poet’s linguistic self-consciousness is tensed against his decisive political engagements. Despite the poem’s initial suggestion of a reciprocity between mind and mountain, “the whole burden of the poem is that referential status or the status of the referent remains to be decided,” with the end result of making Shelley’s “there” only refer to the need to refer beyond itself without actually referring to such a beyond because it cannot (111).

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