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Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Emily Rohrbach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Whereas Romantic studies often have focused on British Romanticism in its relations to the past—Romanticism as ruins, memory, and mourning—Modernity’s Mist draws attention to an understudied aspect: ... More


Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser

Jan Mieszkowski

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225873
eISBN:
9780823235346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225873.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book studies the doctrines of productivity and interest in Romanticism and classical political economy. The book argues that the widespread contemporary embrace of cultural ... More


Prophecies of Language: The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism

Kristina Mendicino

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274017
eISBN:
9780823274062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274017.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The scenes of Babel and Pentecost, the original confusion of tongues and their redemption through translation, haunt German Romanticism and Idealism. This book retraces the ways in which the task of ... More


The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Sarah M. Pourciau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they ... More


Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Daniel M. Stout

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272235
eISBN:
9780823272273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the rise of the novel. In early nineteenth-century England, two developments—the rise of ... More


Last Things: Disastrous Form from Kant to Hujar

Jacques Khalip

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780823279548
eISBN:
9780823281572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823279548.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With the “arrival” of the so-called era of the Anthropocene, certain contemporary theoretical approaches have led us to think that we are only now properly beginning to speculate on an inhuman world ... More


Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism

Jacques Khalip and Forest Pyle (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271030
eISBN:
9780823271085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This collection of essays takes its title and its point of departure from Walter Benjamin’s concept of the historical constellation, a concept which puts both historical terms—“contemporary” as well ... More


Redemptive Hope and the Cunning of History

Akiba J. Lerner

in Redemptive Hope: From the Age of Enlightenment to the Age of Obama

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267910
eISBN:
9780823272433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267910.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 1 starts with the first stage in history of redemptive hope narratives. This initial stage is defined by the central idea that ultimate hopes are only justified if linked to the Divine. This ... More


Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Sara Guyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Homelessness, Romanticism argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at ... More


The Work of Difference

Audrey Wasser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270057
eISBN:
9780823270095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book mounts a critique of persistently romantic assumptions in contemporary literary criticism in order to develop an original theory of literary production. Beginning with a study of German ... More


Imagined Sovereignties: Toward a New Political Romanticism

Kir Kuiken

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257676
eISBN:
9780823261758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book argues for a new understanding of the relationship between Romantic conceptions of the imagination and the emergence of modern forms of political sovereignty. Its main thesis is that the ... More


Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ

Leif Weatherby

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269402
eISBN:
9780823269457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269402.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ reconstructs Romantic Organology, a discourse that German Romantics developed by combining scientific and philosophical discourses about biological function and ... More


The Reading of Life

Sara Guyer

in Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265572
eISBN:
9780823266920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This brief chapter relates the preceding discussions of Clare, romanticism, and biopoetics to the contemporary example of the city of Detroit and argues that the methods uses in this book, close ... More


Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Márton Dornbach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beginning with Kant, German idealist philosophers undertake a radical rethinking of the nature of human mindedness whose ramifications have yet to be fully assessed. At the heart of this project is ... More


Friedrich Schlegel on Textual Communication

Márton Dornbach

in Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Schlegel’s critical response to Fichte, and especially to the metaphilosophical concerns of the 1796/1797 version of the Science of Knowledge, was central to the emergence of Schlegel’s striking ... More


Introduction: On Being in a Mist

Emily Rohrbach

in Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823267965
eISBN:
9780823272440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The Introduction illustrates the temporality of future anteriority through Keats’s epistolary image of being “in a Mist,” a stage in his poetic development when he feels poised on the threshold of ... More


Anaturalism and Its Ghosts

Frédéric Neyrat

in The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

In Chapter 8, Neyrat further develops his critique regarding both Latour’s statement that we must “love our technological monsters” and the positions of postenvironmentalism and ecomodernism by ... More


William Blake and the Time of Ontogeny

Amanda Jo Goldstein

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Romantic biology and aesthetics are frequently said to converge in the ideal of “organic form”: the organism, or the artwork, as “organized and self-organizing” cause and effect of itself. ... More


Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Kevin Newmark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is it about irony—as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity—that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate? This book responds ... More


Friedrich Schlegel and the Myth of Irony

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The question of the philosophical significance of irony is paradoxical to the extent that it was first posed in a theoretical manner by Friedrich Schlegel, whose own seriousness as a philosopher will ... More


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