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The Poetics of Alarm and the Passion of Listening

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates attention’s affective shapes, focusing on how attention’s unusual relationship to terror and fear shifted as controversies about political alarmism emerged in the 1790s. ... More


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