By Jon Klancher
A Concise spouse to the Romantic Age presents new views at the relationships among literature and tradition in Britain from 1780 to 1830
- Provides unique essays from numerous multi-disciplinary students at the Romantic period
- Includes clean insights into such subject matters as non secular controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the connection of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics
- Ranges around the Romantic era's literary, visible, and non-fictional genres
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Canuel, Mark. (2002) Religion, Toleration, and British Writing, 1790–1830. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. Carlyle, Thomas. (1831/2001) Sartor Resartus: The Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdrockh in Three Books. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press. qxd 22/12/08 12:55 PM Page 34 Religion, Revolution, Romanticism Davie, Donald. (1978) The Gathered Church: The Literature of the English Dissenting Interest, 1700 –1930. New York: Oxford University Press. Durkheim, Émile.
Qxd 22/12/08 12:55 PM Page 32 Religion, Revolution, Romanticism Mill provides a link between our contemporary sensibility and that of the Romantics. After all, during the twentieth century, the most brutish in all history, losing faith in reason is not all that different from losing faith in God. And that loss is displayed throughout twentiethcentury literature to be often as catastrophic as the loss of religious faith had been in the literature of the nineteenth. The Gods in Twilight Many cultural blurs – many more than have been discussed here – arose in Romantic transfigurations of religion.
No Romantic writer, in fact, however drawn to Platonism or NeoPlatonism, visions, fantasies, allegorical dreams, or folkloric superstitions, ever leaves this Lockean empiricist tradition behind. Everything begins in the senses, after which the senses can be played with, jumbled together in kinesthesia, set against or with each other in visionary correspondences, associated with a godly voice, as they later were by the orthodox Coleridge, or made into intimations of transcendence as they were by Keats and Shelley.
A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age by Jon Klancher