Abstract

Mitchell, "The Transcendental: Deleuze, P. B. Shelley, and the Freedom of Immobility"

Mitchell highlights the relevance of Deleuze for Romanticists and Romanticism by linking Deleuze’s reading of Kant to a reading of the role of rhythm in P. B. Shelley's poem 'Mont Blanc.' Mitchell argues that Deleuze's account of rhythm helps us to see 'Mont Blanc' as a poem that aims to moralize its auditors by suspending animation by means of rhyme, and to understand the state of suspended animation as one within which readers and listeners are able to isolate their capacities for sensation.