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Romanticism, the temporalization of history, and the historicization of form

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Since the beginning of its academic study around 1870, Romanticism has been defined simultaneously as a historical period (chronologically restricted) and as a stylistic type (chronologically open). This paradox, consisting in the difficulty of reconciling historical temporality with the systematization of knowledge, can be traced back to the “temporalization” of history in the second half of the eighteenth century, when transhistorical aesthetic classification was destabilized and literary h...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1215/00267929-2153500

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English
Publisher:
Duke University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Modern Language Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
74
Issue:
3
Pages:
363-389
Publication date:
2013-09-01
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EISSN:
1527-1943
ISSN:
0026-7929
URN:
uuid:9c317e9e-95d8-4ddd-abd4-1fe33f0b1edb
Source identifiers:
327989
Local pid:
pubs:327989

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