Romanticism at the End of History

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JHU Press, 2004 M06 30 - 256 páginas

The Romantics lived through a turn of the century that, like our own, seemed to mark an end to history as it had long been understood. They faced accelerated change, including unprecedented state power, armies capable of mass destruction, a polyglot imperial system, and a market economy driven by speculation. In Romanticism at the End of History, Jerome Christensen challenges the prevailing belief that the Romantics were reluctant to respond to social injustice. Through provocative and searching readings of the poetry of Wordsworth; the poems, criticism, and journalism of Coleridge; the Confessions of De Quincey; and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley, Christensen concludes that during complicated times of war and revolution English Romantic writers were forced to redefine their role as artists.

 

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The Romantic Movement at the End of History
5
The Color of Imagination and the Office of Romantic Criticism
39
Ecce Homo The End of the French Revolution and the Romantic Reinvention of English Verse
73
The Dark Romanticism of the Edinburgh Review
103
Romantic Hope The Maid of Buttermere the Right to Write and the Future of Liberalism
125
Clerical Liberalism Walter Scotts World Picture
149
Using Romantic Ethics and Digital Media in the Ruins of the University
173
Notes
203
Index
225
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Jerome Christensen is chair of the English Department at the Univeristy of California, Irvine. He is also the author of Lord Byron's Strength: Romantic Writing and Commercial Society, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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