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Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia
Notes for a Romantic Encyclopaedia (February 2007)
Das Allgemeine Brouillon
Novalis - Author
David W. Wood - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

The first English translation of Novalis’s unfinished notes for a universal science, Das Allgemeine Brouillon.

Novalis is best known in history as the poet of early German Romanticism. However, this translation of Das Allgemeine Brouillon, or “Universal Notebook,” finally introduces him to the English-speaking world as an extraordinarily gifted philosopher in his own right and shatter...(Read More)
Romantic Poetry and the Fragmentary Imperative
Romantic Poetry and the Fragmentary Imperative (November 2005)
Schlegel, Byron, Joyce, Blanchot
Christopher A. Strathman - Author

Uses the concept of the poetic fragment to draw connections between romantic poetry and modern literature and literary theory.

Romantic Poetry and the Fragmentary Imperative
locates Byron (and, to a lesser extent, Joyce) within a genealogy of romantic poetry understood not so much as imaginative self-expression or ideological case study but rather as what the German romantics call "romantische poesie"&...(Read More)
The Perversity of Poetry
The Perversity of Poetry (December 2004)
Romantic Ideology and the Popular Male Poet of Genius
Dino Franco Felluga - Author

Explains why poetry gave way to the realist novel as the dominant literary form in nineteenth-century England.

Once the dominant literary form, poetry was gradually eclipsed by the realist novel; indeed, by 1940 W. H. Auden was able to note, "Poetry makes nothing happen." In The Perversity of Poetry, Dino Franco Felluga explores the cultural background of poetry's marginalization by examining nineteen...(Read More)
On the Essence of Language
On the Essence of Language (September 2004)
The Metaphysics of Language and the Essencing of the Word Concerning Herder's Treatise On the Origin of Language
Martin Heidegger - Author
Wanda Torres Gregory - Translator
Yvonne Unna - Translator

This important early Heidegger text sheds new light on his later focus on language.

This English translation of Vom Wesen der Sprache, volume 85 of Martin Heidegger's Gesamtausgabe, contains fascinating discussions of language that are important both for those interested in Heidegger's thought and for those who wish to think through the nature of language. The guiding theme of these reflections on langua...(Read More)
Idealism without Absolutes
Idealism without Absolutes (February 2004)
Philosophy and Romantic Culture
Tilottama Rajan - Editor
Arkady Plotnitsky - Editor

Extends the boundaries of Romantic culture from its pre-Kantian past to contemporary theory and beyond.

Idealism without Absolutes offers an ambitious and broad reconsideration of Idealism in relation to Romanticism and subsequent thought. Linking Idealist and Romantic philosophy to contemporary theory, the volume explores the multiplicity of different philosophical incarnations of Idealism and materialism, and sh...(Read More)
Nervous Reactions
Nervous Reactions (January 2004)
Victorian Recollections of Romanticism
Joel Faflak - Editor
Julia M. Wright - Editor

Addresses how Victorian receptions of Romanticism and Romantic writers were shaped by notions of "nervousness."

Nervous Reactions
considers Victorian responses to Romanticism, particularly the way in which the Romantic period was frequently constructed in Victorian-era texts as a time of nervous or excitable authors (and readers) at odds with Victorian values of self-restraint, moderation, and stolidity. Re...(Read More)
Borders of a Lip
Borders of a Lip (December 2003)
Romanticism, Language, History, Politics
Jan Plug - Author

Explores the role of language, history, and politics in Romantic literature and thought, from Kant to Yeats.

This book recasts questions about the overlapping boundaries of language, history, and politics that have been at the center of critical and theoretical debates in the study of Romantic literature and thought. While poststructuralism and deconstruction have been accused of privileging language over history, the...(Read More)
The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism
The Philosophical Foundations of Early German Romanticism (December 2003)
Manfred Frank - Author
Elizabeth Millán - Translator

Explores the philosophical contributions and contemporary relevance of early German Romanticism.

Often portrayed as a movement of poets lost in swells of passion, early German Romanticism has been generally overlooked by scholars in favor of the great system-builders of the post-Kantian period, Schelling and Hegel. In the twelve lectures collected here, Manfred Frank redresses this oversight, offering an in-depth expl...(Read More)
Buried Communities
Buried Communities (December 2003)
Wordsworth and the Bonds of Mourning
Kurt Fosso - Author

Offers an explanation for the poet's mysterious and longstanding preoccupation with death and grief.

Kurt Fosso's Buried Communities analyzes the social relationship between mourning and community in William Wordsworth's writings from 1785 to 1814. In close readings of such major works as The Ruined Cottage, Lyrical Ballads, The Prelude, and The Excursion, Fosso uncovers the idea of mournful comm...(Read More)
Romantic Science
Romantic Science (July 2003)
The Literary Forms of Natural History
Noah Heringman - Editor

Uncovers the vital role that new scientific discoveries played in Romantic literary culture.

Although "romantic science" may sound like a paradox, much of the romance surrounding modern science—the mad scientist, the intuitive genius, the utopian transformation of nature—originated in the Romantic period. Romantic Science traces the literary and cultural politics surrounding the formation of t...(Read More)
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