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Solitude and the sublime: romanticism and the aesthetics of individuation

Solitude and the sublime: romanticism and the aesthetics of individuation

Ferguson, Frances

As interest in aesthetic experience evolved in the eighteenth century, discussions of the sublime located two opposed accounts of its place and use. Ferguson traces these two positions - the Burkean empiricist account and the Kantian formalist one - to argue that they had significance of aesthetics, including recent deconstructive and New Historicist criticism

Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 1992
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Details

Statement of responsibility: Frances Ferguson
ISBN: 0415905494, 9780415905497
Subject: Philosophy; Literature; Romanticism; Individualism; Critical theory; Aesthetics; Literary criticism

Contents

  1. An Introduction to the Sublime
  2. The Sublime of Edmund Burke, or The Bathos of Experience
  3. Burke to Kant: A Judgement outside Comparison
  4. The Gothicism of the Gothic Novel
  5. Godwin, Wordsworth, and the Spirit of Solitude
  6. In Search of the Natural Sublime: The Face on the Forest Floor
  7. Historicism, Deconstruction, and Wordsworth.

Author note

Frances Fergusonis Professor of English at Johns Hopkins University. She has written extensively on the eighteenth century and Romanticism.