Solitude and the Sublime: Romanticism and the Aesthetics of Individuation

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Psychology Press, 1992 - 177 páginas
As interest in aesthetic experience evolved in the eighteenth century, discussions of the sublime located two opposed accounts of its place and use. Ferguson traces these two positions - the Burkean empiricist account and the Kantian formalist one - to argue that they had significance of aesthetics, including recent deconstructive and New Historicist criticism.
 

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The Sublime of Edmund Burke or The Bathos of Experience
37
A Judgment Outside Comparison
55
The Gothicism of the Gothic Novel
97
Malthus Godwin Wordsworth and the Spirit of Solitude
114
The Face on the Forest Floor
129
Historicism Deconstruction and Wordsworth
146
Index
172
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Frances Ferguson is Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She has written extensively on the eighteenth century and Romanticism.

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