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Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism
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Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism

Jacques Khalip and Forest Pyle

Abstract

This collection of essays takes its title and its point of departure from Walter Benjamin’s concept of the historical constellation, a concept which puts both historical terms—“contemporary” as well as “Romanticism”—in play as period designations and critical paradigms. While the methodological orientations and the objects of analysis are genuinely diverse, each of the essays collected here makes good on a central tenet of Benjamin’s conception of history: These are critics who “grasp the constellation” into which our “own era has formed with a definite earlier one,” in this case the era of Ro ... More

Keywords: constellation, contemporary, critical theory, deconstruction, Romanticism, visual culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780823271030
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823271030.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Khalip, editor
Brown University

Forest Pyle, editor
University of Oregon

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