Romanticism Across the Disciplines brings together thirteen essays written by prominent scholars from America and abroad to identify Romanticism's presence outside of one national tradition or a single discourse field. These scholars point out the relationship between Romanticism and the problems of history, the interpretation of the arts, science, philosophy, and culture. They show how the ideas and effects of Romanticism have entered every field of study through their place in life. The presence of many different approaches to Romanticism demonstrate its diversity as a philosophy and provide an opportunity for a wide, deep understanding of Romanticism and its place in the world.
Larry H. Peer is currently Professor of Comparative Literature at Brigham Young University.
chapter 1 Acknowledgements chapter 2 Introduction chapter 3 Nationalism and Cultural Identity: The Dialectic of National and Global Views in Herder, A.W. Schlegel, and Goethe chapter 4 Ossian and Risorgimento: The Poetics of Nationalism chapter 5 Il Conciliatore and Music: A Case of Romantic Oversight chapter 6 Wanderings as Topic and Trope in Early Nineteenth-Century German Culture chapter 7 Conceptually Defined Romanticism: Jeanette Winterson's The Passion as Romantic Novel chapter 8 Poesie and Suono: Balzac and Leopardi on Music chapter 9 Assisting at the Light chapter 10 The Aesthetics of Misplacement: the Romantic Museum chapter 11 Balzac, Painting chapter 12 and the Problem of Romanticism chapter 13 Robert Southey's The Doctor: The Conservatism of Voracious Reading chapter 14 Organic Form in Romantic Theory: The Case of Goethe's Morphology chapter 15 Romantic Agonies: Human Suffering and the Ethical Sublime chapter 16 Notes on Contributors chapter 17