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Romanticism and the Object

Romanticism and the Object

by L. Peer
     
 
Romanticism and the Object explores ways in which European Romantic culture and its artifacts were shaped by 'object aesthetics,' a new and often disruptive use of objects in literary expression.

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Romanticism and the Object explores ways in which European Romantic culture and its artifacts were shaped by 'object aesthetics,' a new and often disruptive use of objects in literary expression.

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"Modern criticism of Romanticism as a cultural movement has often struggled with the near fetishization of the object by Romantic artists. In Romanticism and the Object the complexity of the transforming Romantic gaze is explored in a series of compellingly argued essays that demonstrate that romanticizing the world and the objects in it was, and continues to be, a creative act that embraces all of culture. This book represents a substantial and timely contribution to modern Romantic criticism, as it is characterized by its enormous range and the precision of analysis of the individual essays." - Ray Fleming, John Francis Dugan Professor of Modern Languages and Humanities, Florida State University

"Romanticism and the Object is an engaging, diverse, and perceptive collection of essays that impels us to pay attention to the complex significations resonating from things and objects in Romantic-period literature . . .an important contribution to Romantic scholarship and to our understandings of the Romantic foundations of our contemporary preoccupations with objects and commodities." - Marjean Purinton, Professor of English and Associate Dean, University Honors College, Texas Tech University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230617384
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
11/24/2009
Series:
Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters Series
Edition description:
2009
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Larry H. Peer is Professor of Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University. He is the Executive Director of the International Conference on Romanticism, editor of the journal Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism, and the author of numerous books and essays in the field of Romanticism studies.

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