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Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Sovereignty, Romanticism

Sara Guyer


Reading with John Clare: Biopoetics, Homelessness, Romanticism argues that at the heart of contemporary biopolitical thinking is an insistent repression of poetry. By returning to the moment at which, at least according to Michel Foucault, biopolitics emerges, and by taking account of the contemporaneous emergence of romanticism, this project renews our understanding of the operations of the politics of the day, while at the same time contesting our assumptions about the relation between aesthetics and politics from romanticism to the present. In order to manifest its argument, the project foc ... More

Keywords: John Clare, biopolitics, homelessness in literature, romanticism, self-identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823265572
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823265572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Guyer, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison