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Modernity's Mist: British Romanticism and the Poetics of Anticipation

Emily Rohrbach


Whereas Romantic studies often have focused on British Romanticism in its relations to the past—Romanticism as ruins, memory, and mourning—Modernity’s Mist draws attention to an understudied aspect: Romanticism’s future-oriented poetics. This book explores the epistemological uncertainties that arise from the sense of an unknowable futurity at the outset of the nineteenth century. It situates that uncertainty in relation to an intellectual history of changing concepts of time and to the shifting historiographical debates in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, when the future wa ... More

Keywords: aesthetics, Austen, Byron, future, historiography, Keats, poetics, Romanticism, temporality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780823267965
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823267965.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Rohrbach, author
University of Manchester