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Crossing Channels: Fuseli, Hamann, and Lavater

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter focuses on three key intellectuals of the Anglo-German exchange of ideas in the eighteenth century: Henry Fuseli, Georg Hamann, and Caspar Lavater. Henry Fuseli, the chapter shows, is ... More


Freedom in Response

Oswald Bayer

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199249091
eISBN:
9780191697807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249091.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The leitmotif of this book is a reasoned exposition of the nature of freedom, as it is presented in the Bible and developed by such later theologians as Martin Luther. The book considers Luther’s ... More


Adloyada

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

in A History of Ambiguity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691167954
eISBN:
9780691188775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167954.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores an older, mystical attitude to interpretation in the work of Johann Georg Hamann, whose writings, whatever their philosophical value, had a seismic impact on the Romantic ... More


Implications of Citation

John T. Hamilton

in Philology of the Flesh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226572826
eISBN:
9780226572963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572963.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A close reading of the somewhat fraught relationship between Immanuel Kant and Johann Georg Hamann reveals further aspects of the incarnational metaphor. Particular attention is given to the way both ... More


A Point of Convergence and New Departures: The 1759 Contest on Language and Opinions

Avi Lifschitz

in Language and Enlightenment: The Berlin Debates of the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661664
eISBN:
9780191751653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661664.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Ideas

The chapter is dedicated to the Berlin contest of 1759 on the reciprocal influence of language and opinions. While most contestants tried to answer the question by recasting it as a historical ... More


Blake and Hamann: Exorbitants

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Out of the Anglo-German context, the previous chapter uncovered its two most exorbitant figures: William Blake and Johann Georg Hamann. This chapter discusses the most startling affinities and ... More


Introduction: Troubling Enlightenment

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Introduction to the book lays out the aims of the project, formulates its major contributions, and explains its structure. It introduces the category of the ‘exorbitant’ as an important new way ... More


Every Letter Has a Body: Blake and Hamann on the Sexuality of Language

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

In this chapter the discussion turns to Blake’s and Hamann’s understanding of the inextricable link between language and sexuality. Both Blake and Hamann believed that language is always bodily and ... More


Blake and Hamann: Poetry as Mother-Tongue and the Fight against Instrumental Reason

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter contextualizes Blake’s and Hamann’s radical propositions about language and reason. For them, language is both ‘the mother of reason and revelation’ but ‘also the centre point of the ... More


Unexpected Connections: Anglo-German Contexts in Pre-1790s Britain

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter establishes the historical background for the book. By drawing on previously little-used materials (from unpublished archival manuscripts to court records, book history, philosophy, ... More


Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Alexander Regier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Exorbitant Enlightenment offers new ways to think about eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century literature and culture. It brings into focus a constellation of relatively unknown, pre-1790s ... More


A Critique of Habit: Blake and Hamann on Religion, Matrimony, and Pedagogy

Alexander Regier

in Exorbitant Enlightenment: Blake, Hamann, and Anglo-German Constellations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198827122
eISBN:
9780191871429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198827122.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter shows how Blake and Hamann connect their exorbitant critique of conventional thinking and its deadening force with their sharp analysis of institutional religion, matrimony, and ... More


Kantian Self-Cognition

Laura Papish

in Kant on Evil, Self-Deception, and Moral Reform

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190692100
eISBN:
9780190692131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692100.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter bridges the transition between evil and moral reform, as it considers how human beings develop the self-cognition needed to displace the self-deception underwriting evil. It is argued ... More


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