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The Resource Romanticism at the end of history, Jerome Christensen

Romanticism at the end of history, Jerome Christensen

Label
Romanticism at the end of history
Title
Romanticism at the end of history
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Christensen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Romanticism at the End of History Jerome Christensen chooses as his points of departure the dates 1798, 1802, and 1815 - times of war, truce, and peace - to reconsider how English Romantic writers defined their relationship to radical social and political changes that seemed answerable to no author and directed to no clear goal." "Opposing the prevailing attitude that Romanticism is an extended exercise in bad faith to be condemned for its denial of the facts of social injustice, Christensen shows that the ethic capably imagined by the Romantics is the tool, not just the object, of critique. In a revisionary account of the way first-generation Romantics responded to the crisis of revolution and war, he identifies the emergence of an anthropological imagination that conceived of poetry as the notation of fugitive differences that escaped the impasse of England versus France, friend versus foe. He concludes that, in practice, Romanticism matters because it promotes and performs "an ethics of imaginative, collaborative work." In the book's final chapter, Christensen applies this idea of Romantic ethics to modern-day academia, prompting a reconsideration of how universities ought to approach the study of the humanities in a time of rapid technological innovation and dislocating social change."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christensen, Jerome
Dewey number
820.9/358
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.H57
LC item number
C47 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and history
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • France
Label
Romanticism at the end of history, Jerome Christensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42027534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780801863196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99043278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Romanticism at the end of history, Jerome Christensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42027534
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780801863196
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99043278
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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