Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism: The Gauss Seminar and Other Papers

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This volume assembles for the first time material written by Paul de Man between 1954 and 1981, including his previously unpublished Gauss Seminar lectures delivered at Princeton in 1967, three papers on romantic and postromantic issues, a commissioned essay on Roland Barthes, and two substantial responses to papers by Frank Kermode and Murray Krieger.

Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism represents de Man's reflections on some of the major texts of English, German, and French...

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Overview

This volume assembles for the first time material written by Paul de Man between 1954 and 1981, including his previously unpublished Gauss Seminar lectures delivered at Princeton in 1967, three papers on romantic and postromantic issues, a commissioned essay on Roland Barthes, and two substantial responses to papers by Frank Kermode and Murray Krieger.

Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism represents de Man's reflections on some of the major texts of English, German, and French Romanticism and their reception in twentieth-century literary criticism and theory. The Gauss Seminar lectures in particular convey de Man's consideration of Romanticism as a distinct form of historical consciousness, and illuminate his conviction that this romantic historical consciousness had been a powerful influence on our own development of a historical identity. De Man had planned to use the Gauss lectures as a basis for a major historical study of Romanticism, but the volume was never completed and de Man eventually abandoned the project.

Drawn from four decades of de Man's career, these essays reflect the transition in the critic's work from the thematics and vocabulary of "consciousness" and "temporality" characteristic of his work in the 1960s, to the language-oriented concerns and terminology of his later writings.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780801844614
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul de Man was born in Belgium and taught at Cornell, Zurich, Johns Hopkins, and Yale before his death in 1983. His books include Blindness and Insight, allegories of Reading, The Rhetoric of Romanticism, The Resistance to Theory, Critical Writings 1953-1978, and Aesthetic Ideology. E. S. Burt is associate professor of French at the University of California, Irvine. Kevin Newmark teaches literature at Boston College. Andrzej Warminski is professor of comparative literature at the University of California, Irvine.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface
I The Gauss Seminar of 1967
1 The Contemporary Criticism of Romanticism 3
2 Rousseau and the Transcendence of the Self 25
3 Patterns of Temporality in Holderlin's "Wie wenn am Feiertage . . ." 50
4 Time and History in Wordsworth 74
5 Fragment of the Fifth Gauss Lecture 95
6 Allegory and Irony in Baudelaire 101
II Essays and Papers
7 Holderlin and the Romantic Tradition (1958) 123
8 Heaven and Earth in Wordsworth and Holderlin (1965) 137
9 The Double Aspect of Symbolism (1954-56) 147
10 Roland Barthes and the Limits of Structuralism (1972) 164
III Responses
11 Murray Krieger: A Commentary (1981) 181
12 Blocking the Road: A Response to Frank Kermode (1981) 188
Notes 195
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