Parution : Romanticism and Philosophy. Thinking with Literature. Routledge

Romanticism and Philosophy : Thinking with Literature, Routledge Series in Romanticism.

This volume brings toge­ther a wide range of scho­lars to offer new pers­pec­ti­ves on the rela­tion­ship bet­ween Romanticism and phi­lo­so­phy. The entan­gle­ment of Romantic lite­ra­ture with phi­lo­so­phy is increa­sin­gly reco­gni­zed, just as Romanticism is increa­sin­gly viewed as European and Transatlantic, yet few stu­dies com­bine these coor­di­na­tes and consi­der the phi­lo­so­phi­cal signi­fi­cance of dis­tinctly lite­rary ques­tions in British and American Romantic wri­tings. The essays in this book are concer­ned with lite­rary wri­ting as a form of thin­king, inves­ti­ga­ting the many ways in which Romantic lite­ra­ture across the Atlantic enga­ges with European thought, from 18th- and 19th-cen­tury phi­lo­so­phy to contem­po­rary theory. The contri­bu­tors read Romantic texts both as cri­ti­cal res­pon­ses to the major deba­tes that have shaped the his­tory of phi­lo­so­phy, and as thought expe­ri­ments in their own right. This volume thus exa­mi­nes anew the poetic phi­lo­so­phy of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Shelley, Keats, and Clare, also exten­ding beyond poetry to consi­der other lite­rary genres as phi­lo­so­phi­cally signi­fi­cant, such as Jane Austen’s novels, De Quincey’s auto­fic­tion, Edgar Allan Poe’s tales, or Emerson’s essays. Grounded in com­ple­men­tary theo­re­ti­cal back­grounds and rea­ding prac­ti­ces, the various contri­bu­tions draw on an impres­sive array of wri­ters and thin­kers and chal­lenge our unders­tan­ding not only of Romanticism, but also of what we have come to think of as "lite­ra­ture" and "phi­lo­so­phy."

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"Thinking with Literature" Sophie Laniel-Musitelli and Thomas Constantinesco.

Part I : Romantic Confrontations

1. Absolut Jena : "A Second Look at Lacoue-Labarthe’s and Nancy’s Representation of the Literary Theory of Frühromantik", Christoph Bode.

2. History and Poetry : "Fundamental Aspects and Affects of the Relations bet­ween Literature and Philosophy in English Romanticism", Eric Dayre.

3. "Ghostly Language" : Spectral Presences and Subjectivity in Wordsworth’s Salisbury Plain Poems Mark Sandy.

4. "Thinking without Being and Acts of Poetry in Shelley" Arkady Plotnitsky.

Part II : The Poetics of Thought

5. "Prolegomenon to the Remnants : Shelley’s "Triumph of Life" ", Simon Jarvis.

6. "Wordsworth’s Thinking Places", Pascale Guibert.

7. "Philosophy, Politics, Sensation : The Case of John Clare", Yves Abrioux.

Part III : Romantic Selves

8. "Philosophies of Identity and Impersonation from Locke to Charles Mathews", Angela Esterhammer.

9. "The Happiness of Romantic Philosophy", Joel Faflak.

10. "Subjectivity and Despair in Blake and Kierkegaard", Laura Quinney.

11. "Thomas De Quincey and Søren Kierkegaard : The Elective Affinities bet­ween Romantic Philosophical Autobiography and Autobiographical Philosophy", Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay.

Part IV : Transatlantic Romanticism

12. "The Tension bet­ween Immanence and Dualism in Coleridge and Emerson", Danielle Follett

13. "Emerson’s Philosophy of Creativity", Susan L. Dunston.

14. "The Perversity of Skepticism : Qualia and Criteria in Emerson and Poe", Paul Grimstad


" Cavell and Wordsworth : Illuminating Romanticism" Edward T. Duffy.

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