Abstract

Site One: A Romantic Education

This is a hyperlinked dialogue between Steve Newman and Professor Jerome Christensen, author of groundbreaking works on Romanticism. The discussion is built on four sites: 1) Professor Christensen's Romantic education during the rise of Continental theory in the American academy; 2) His critique of the prescriptions posited by new historicism in contrast to Romanticism's ethical imperative to converse; 3) The notion of a Romantic pedagogy in light of his work in digital media and its configurations of consumption as "addiction"; and 4) The place of our teaching and research in relationship to an increasing corporate academy and the cultures of the street.