Posts in "Romantic Knowledge"

A conversation with Jon Klancher (Carnegie Mellon University) about his text, Transfiguring the Arts and Sciences: Knowledge and Cultural Institutions in the Romantic Age (Cambridge UP, 2012).

Other participants in the interview include: Ross Wilson (University of Cambridge), Orrin Wang (University of Maryland), and Stefan Uhlig (University of California-Davis).

1. Marshall Brown, ‘Romanticism and Enlightenment’ in The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism, ed. by Stuart Curran, 2nd edn (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010)

This survey chapter is an excellent starting point for considering the vexed history of the relation between the two terms, and it covers numerous European authors in a clear and engaging way. As the author of the important work Preromanticism (Stanford University Press, 1993), Brown is particularly interested in the darkness of style and vocational doubts of mid- to late-eighteenth century poets. His emphasis, as in his earlier study, is on the continuities and the dialectical relationship between his key terms; he concludes, with qualification, that ‘Romanticism was...

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