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Tracing Women's Romanticism: Gender, History, and Transcendence
     

Tracing Women's Romanticism: Gender, History, and Transcendence

by Kari E. Lokke
 

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ISBN-10: 0415339537

ISBN-13: 9780415339537

Pub. Date: 11/22/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Awarded the 2005 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Book Prize by the International Conference on Romanticism

This book explores a cosmopolitan tradition of nineteenth-century novels written in response to Germaine de Staël's originary novel of the artist as heroine, corinne. The first book to delineate the contours of an international women's Romanticism,

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Awarded the 2005 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Book Prize by the International Conference on Romanticism

This book explores a cosmopolitan tradition of nineteenth-century novels written in response to Germaine de Staël's originary novel of the artist as heroine, corinne. The first book to delineate the contours of an international women's Romanticism, it argues that the künstlerromane of Mary Shelley, Bettine von Arnim, and George Sand offer feminist understandings of history and transcendence that constitute a critique of Romanticism from within. The book examines meditative, mystical and utopian visions of religious and artistic transcendence in the novels of women Romanticists as vehicles for the representation of a gendered subjectivity that seeks detachment and distance from the interests and strictures of the existing patriarchal social and cultural order. For these writers, the author argues, self-transcendence means an abandonment or dissolution of the individual self through political and spiritual efforts that culminate in a revelation of the divinity of a collective selfhood that comes into being through historical process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415339537
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/22/2004
Series:
Routledge Studies in Romanticism Series , #4
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. Romantic Abandon

1. 'The Vast Tableau of Destinies' : Germaine de Staël, Enthusiasm, and Melancholy

2. 'The Sweet Reward of all our Toil' : Content of Mind in Mary Shelley's Valperga 3. Beyond Impossibility: Bettine von Arnim's Die Günderode, 'An Ideal Relation Realized' 4. Rewriting Romanticism: George Sand's Consuelo and Revolutionary History

Epilogue. Isak Dinesen's The Dreamers, Comic Flight, and the Winds of Fate

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