Coleridge, Language and the Sublime: From Transcendence to Finitude

Coleridge, Language and the Sublime: From Transcendence to Finitude

by C. Stokes

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Overview

Traversing the themes of language, terror and representation, this is the first study to engage Coleridge through the sublime, showing him to have a compelling position in an ongoing conversation about finitude. Drawing on close readings of both his poetry and prose, it depicts Coleridge as a thinker of 'the limit' with contemporary force.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349325931
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Edition description: 1st ed. 2011
Pages: 211
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christopher Stokes is Assistant Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction PART I: LANGUAGE, LONGINUS, EMOTION 'Violently Agitated by a Real Passion': Longinus and Coleridge's Effusions  'The Self-Watching Subtilizing Mind': The Impassioned Self in the 1798 Fears in Solitude Quarto PART II: TERROR, BURKE, ETHICS 'Cruel Wrongs and Strange Distress': An Ethical Terror-Sublime in 'The Destiny of Nations' Chapter 4: 'My Soul in Agony': The Terrors of Subjectivity in 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner' PART III: REPRESENTATION, KANT THEOLOGY 'Ye signs and wonders of the element! Utter forth God': Divine Presence and Divine Withdrawal in the Natural Sublime 'What never is but only is to be': The Ontology of the Coleridgean Sublime PART IV: CONCLUSION 'A Specimen of the Sublime dashed to pieces': Sublimity in the Biographia Literaria and the Limbo constellation Endnotes Bibliography

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