Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1790–1840 Thomas Pfau

ISBN: 9780801881978

Published: September 13th 2005

Hardcover

592 pages


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Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1790–1840  by  Thomas Pfau

Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1790–1840 by Thomas Pfau
September 13th 2005 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 592 pages | ISBN: 9780801881978 | 9.40 Mb

Thomas Pfau reinterprets the evolution of British and German Romanticism as a progress through three successive dominant moods, each manifested in the voice of an historical moment. Drawing on a multifaceted philosophical tradition ranging fromMoreThomas Pfau reinterprets the evolution of British and German Romanticism as a progress through three successive dominant moods, each manifested in the voice of an historical moment. Drawing on a multifaceted philosophical tradition ranging from Kant to Hegel to Heidegger—incorporating as well the psychosocial analyses of Freud, Benjamin, and Adorno—Pfau develops a new understanding of the Romantic writers voice as the formal encryption of a complex cultural condition.Pfau focuses on three specific paradigms of emotive experience: paranoia, trauma, and melancholy.

Along the trajectory of Romantic thought paranoia characterizes the disintegration of traditional models of causation and representation during the French Revolution- trauma, the radical political, cultural, and economic restructuring of Central Europe in the Napoleonic era- and melancholy, the dominant post-traumatic condition of stalled, post-Napoleonic history both in England and on the continent.Romantic Moods positions emotion as a climate of history to be interpretively recovered from the discursive and imaginative writing in which it is objectively embodied.

Pfaus ambitious study traces the evolution of Romantic interiority by exploring the deep-seated reverberations of historical change as they become legible in new discursive and conceptual strategies and in the evolving formal-aesthetic construction and reception of Romantic literature. In establishing this relationship between mood and voice, Pfau moves away from the conventional understanding of emotion as something owned or exclusively attributable to the individual and toward a theory of mood as fundamentally intersubjective and deserving of broader consideration in the study of Romanticism.



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