Romanticism and the Emotions Paperback / softback
There has recently been a resurgence of interest in the importance of the emotions in Romantic literature and thought.
This collection, the first to stress the centrality of the emotions to Romanticism, addresses a complex range of issues including the relation of affect to figuration and knowing, emotions and the discipline of knowledge, the motivational powers of emotion, and emotions as a shared ground of meaning.
Contributors offer significant new insights on the ways in which a wide range of Romantic writers, including Jane Austen, William Wordsworth, Immanuel Kant, Lord Byron, Mary and Percy Bysshe Shelley, Thomas De Quincey and Adam Smith, worried about the emotions as a register of human experience.
Though varied in scope, the essays are united by the argument that the current affective and emotional turn in the humanities benefits from a Romantic scepticism about the relations between language, emotion and agency.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 276 pages, 1 Halftones, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 01/09/2016
- Category: Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800
- ISBN: 9781107637283