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Elations : the poetics of enthusiasm in eighteenth-century Britain

Elations : the poetics of enthusiasm in eighteenth-century Britain

Author: Shaun Irlam
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Orig. printView all editions and formats

Elations rewrites the history of early-18th-century English literature around the politics and poetics of "Enthusiasm." It examines the aesthetic theory of the period, traces the evolution and  Read more...

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Named Person: James Thomson; Edward Young; James (Schriftsteller Thomson; Edward (Schriftsteller) Young
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Irlam
ISBN: 0804735417 9780804735414
OCLC Number: 231840607
Notes: Zugl.: Johns Hopkins Univ., Diss.
Description: VIII, 284 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction Part I. Power Speaking: 1. Enthusiasm in the seventeenth century: the vicissitudes of an image 2. 'For the benefit of civil society': impressing the subject 3. In the dungeons of the sublime: Joseph Addison and 'the pleasures of the imagination' Part II. Accesses Of Ecstasy And The Rhetoric Of Self-Alteration: 4. Vatic tremors: unworlding and otherworldliness in James Thomson's 'The Season' 5. Altered states: epiphany and the logic of sacrifice in 'The Seasons' 6. Immortality, or the art of remaining forever young: Edward Young's 'Night-Thoughts' 7. Absence begins at home: crafting the moral subject Epilogue Notes Bibliography Index.
Responsibility: Shaun Irlam.


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"Like Derrida and Paul de Man, what Irlam does is not "scholarship," but textual reading yoked to a priori metaphysical argument. . . . Irlam's readings [of Young's Conjectures on Original Read more...

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