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The Challenge of Coleridge

The Challenge of Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0271076801
Publisher: Penn State Press
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Interweaving past and present texts, The Challenge of Coleridge engages the British Romantic poet, critic, and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge in a "conversation" (in Hans-Georg Gadamer’s sense) with philosophical thinkers today who share his interest in the relationship of interpretation to ethics and whose ideas can be both illuminated and challenged by Coleridge’s insights into and struggles with this relationship. In his philosophy, poetry, theology, and personal life, Coleridge revealed his concern with this issue, as it manifests itself in the relation between technical and ethical discourse, between fact and value, between self and other, and in the ethical function of aesthetic experience and the role of love in interpretation and ethical action. Relying on Gadamer’s hermeneutics to supply a framework for his approach, Haney connects Coleridge’s ideas with, among others, Emmanuel Levinas’s other-oriented notion of ethical subjectivity, Paul Ricoeur’s view about the other’s implication in the self, reinterpretations of Greek drama by Bernard Williams and Martha Nussbaum, and Gianni Vattimo's post-Nietzschean hermeneutics. Coleridge is treated not as a product of Romantic ideology to be deconstructed from a modern perspective, but as a writer who offers a "challenge" to our modern tendency to compartmentalize interpretive issues as a concern for literary theorists and ethical issues as a concern for philosophers. Looking at the two together, Haney shows through his reading of Coleridge, can enrich our understanding of both.

The Challenge of Change

The Challenge of Change [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3823392417
Author: Margaret Tudeau-Clayton,Martin Hilpert
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
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The Challenge of Change by Margaret Tudeau-Clayton,Martin Hilpert Book Resume:

Change is a powerful idea which inspires hope and fear, excitement and dread. From the panta rhei of Heraclitus to Darwinian evolutionary theory, nobel laureate Bob Dylans The times they are a-changin, the Obama campaign slogan Change we can believe in, and the current advertising mantra change is good, it recurs as a challenge to the status quo. The present volume contains essays on the topic of change in English language, literature and culture. Some are based on papers presented at the 2017 SAUTE conference, which took place at the Université de Neuchâtel, while others have been specially written for this volume.

Sublime Coleridge

Sublime Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137121548
Author: M. Evans
Publisher: Springer
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Sublime Coleridge by M. Evans Book Resume:

Sublime Coleridge focuses on the role of the Opus Maximum in explaining Samuel Taylor Coleridge's ideas about religion, psychology, and the sublime. This book is an introduction, a reader's guide, and an interpretation of this central text in British Romanticism.

Wordsworth and Coleridge

Wordsworth and Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137010940
Author: P. Larkin
Publisher: Springer
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Wordsworth and Coleridge by P. Larkin Book Resume:

Wordsworth and Coleridge: Promising Losses assembles essays spanning the last thirty years, including a selection of Peter Larkin's original verse, with the concept of promise and loss serving as the uniting narrative thread.

The Challenge of Periodization

The Challenge of Periodization [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317730933
Author: Lawrence Besserman
Publisher: Routledge
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The Challenge of Periodization by Lawrence Besserman Book Resume:

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748692096
Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Biographia Literaria by Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Adam Roberts Book Resume:

This new edition of the Biographia supersedes all previous editions. Crucially, it takes into consideration 3 decades of research and scholarship on Coleridge and includes all Coleridge's references and allusions. In tracing all unattributed references, Adam Roberts has in some cases opened up whole new avenues of interpretation for the text, materially altering or changing the way we read this classic work. This new scholarly edition for a 21st-century readership includes a detailed Critical Introduction, a Textual Introduction, the text of the Biographia Literaria, including Coleridge's notes and editorial footnotes; Endnotes; and a Bibliography. It is likely to stand as the definitive textual edition for many years to come. Key Features:. The first edition of the Biographia in 3 decades and the first ever to identify all of Coleridge's many allusions and quotations Draws on the most up-to-date scholarship on the text Fully explains the genesis, the poetic and philosophical contexts and debates surrounding the text Provides the chance to revitalise Romanticism studies more generally

Coleridge's Ancient Mariner

Coleridge's Ancient Mariner [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1349949078
Author: J. C. C. Mays
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Coleridge's Ancient Mariner by J. C. C. Mays Book Resume:

This is the first book-length study to read the "Ancient Mariner" as "poetry," in Coleridge's own particular sense of the word. Coleridge's complicated relationship with the "Mariner" as an experimental poem lies in its origin as a joint project with Wordsworth. J. C. C. Mays traces the changes in the several versions published in Coleridge's lifetime and shows how Wordsworth's troubled reaction to the poem influenced its subsequent interpretation. This is also the first book to situate the "Mariner" in the context of the entirety of Coleridge's prose and verse, now available in the Bollingen Collected edition and Notebooks; that is, not only in relation to other poems like "The Ballad of the Dark Ladiè" and "Alice du Clós," but also to ideas in his literary criticism (especially Biographia Literaria), philosophy, and theology. Using a combination of close reading and broad historical considerations, reception theory, and book history, Mays surveys the poem's continuing life in illustrated editions and educational textbooks; its passage through the vicissitudes of New Criticism and critical theory; and, in a final chapter, its surprising affinities with some experimental poems of the present time.

Coleridge and the Concept of Nature

Coleridge and the Concept of Nature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1349071358
Author: Raimonda Modiano
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Imagination and the Playfulness of God

Imagination and the Playfulness of God [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498271162
Author: Robin Stockitt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Imagination and the Playfulness of God by Robin Stockitt Book Resume:

The human imagination is a reflection of and a participation in the divine imagination; so mused the romantic poet, philosopher and theologian Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His thinking was intuitive, dense, obscure, brilliant, and deeply influenced by German philosophy. This book explores the development of his philosophical theology with particular reference to the imagination, examining the diverse streams that contributed to the originality of his thought. The second section of this book extrapolates his thinking into areas into which Coleridge did not venture. If God is intrinsically imaginative, then how is this manifested? Can we articulate a theology of the ontology of God that is framed in imaginative and creative terms? Drawing on the groundbreaking work of Huizinga on 'play,' this study seeks to develop a theological understanding of God's playfulness.

Coleridge, the Bible, and Religion

Coleridge, the Bible, and Religion [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230610269
Author: Jeffrey W. Barbeau
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Coleridge, the Bible, and Religion by Jeffrey W. Barbeau Book Resume:

Barbeau reconstructs the system of religion that Coleridge develops in Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit (1840). Coleridge's late system links four sources of divinity the Bible, the traditions of the church, the interior work of the Spirit, and the inspired preacher to Christ, the Word. In thousands of marginalia and private notebook entries, Coleridge challenges traditional views of the formation and inspiration of the Bible, clarifies the role of the church in biblical interpretation, and elucidates the relationship between the objective and subjective sources of revelation. In late writings that develop a robust system of religion, Coleridge conveys his commitment to biblical wisdom.

Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination

Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137362626
Author: D. Ward
Publisher: Springer
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Coleridge and the Nature of Imagination by D. Ward Book Resume:

Examining a range of Coleridge's writings, this book uses recent scientific research to understand how we have evolved to make mental representations of the counterfactual, how such transformative essays in Imagination have enabled humans to survive, to prosper and to express themselves in the sciences, the arts and particularly in poetry.

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0191651095
Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by Frederick Burwick Book Resume:

A practical and comprehensive reference work, the Oxford Handbook provides the best single-volume source of original scholarship on all aspects of Coleridge's diverse writings. Thirty-seven chapters, bringing together the wisdome of experts from across the world, present an authoritative, in-depth, and up-to-date assessment of a major author of British Romanticism. The book is divided into sections on Biography, Prose Works, Poetic Works, Sources and Influences, and Reception. The Coleridge scholar today has ready access to a range of materials previously available only in library archives on both sides of the Atlantic. The Bollingen edition, of the Collected Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, forty years in production was completed in 2002. The Coleridge Notebooks (1957-2002) were also produced during this same period, five volumes of text with an additional five companion volumes of notes. The Clarendon Press of Oxford published the letters in six volumes (1956-1971). To take full advantage of the convenient access and new insight provided by these volumes, the Oxford Handbook examines the entire range and complexity of Coleridge's career. It analyzes the many aspects of Coleridge's literary, critical, philosophical, and theological pursuits, and it furnishes both students and advanced scholars with the proper tools for assimilating and illuminating Coleridge's rich and varied accomplishments, as well as offering an authoritative guide to the most up-to-date thinking about his achievements.

Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens'

Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens' [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192577573
Author: Thomas Owens
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Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens' by Thomas Owens Book Resume:

Thomas Owens explores some of the exultant visions inspired by Wordsworth's and Coleridge's close scrutiny of the night sky, the natural world, and the domains of science. He examines a set of scientific patterns drawn from natural, geometric, celestial, and astronomical sources which Wordsworth and Coleridge used to express their ideas about poetry, religion, literary criticism, and philosophy, and establishes the central importance of analogy in their creative thinking. Analogies prompted the poets' imaginings in geometry and cartography, in nature (representations of the moon) and natural history (studies of spider-webs, streams, and dew), in calculus and conical refraction, and in the discovery of infra-red and ultraviolet light. Although this is primarily a study of the patterns which inspired their writing, the findings overturn the prevalent critical consensus that Wordsworth and Coleridge did not have the access, interest, or capacity to understand the latest developments in nineteenth-century astronomy and mathematics, which they did in fact possess. Wordsworth, Coleridge, and 'the language of the heavens' reinstates many relationships which the poets had with scientists and their sources. Most significantly, the book illustrates that these sources are not simply another context or historical lens through which to engage with Wordsworth's and Coleridge's work but are instead a controlling device of the symbolic imagination. Exploring the structures behind Wordsworth's and Coleridge's poems and metaphysics stakes out a return to the evidence of the Romantic imagination, not for its own sake, but in order to reveal that their analogical configuration of the world provided them with a scaffold for thinking, an intellectual orrery which ordered artistic consciousness and which they never abandoned.

A Modern Coleridge

A Modern Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137531460
Author: A. Timár
Publisher: Springer
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A Modern Coleridge by A. Timár Book Resume:

A Modern Coleridge shows the interrelatedness of the discourses of cultivation, addiction and habit in Coleridge's poetry and prose, and argues that these all revolve around the problematic nexus of a post-Kantian idea of free will, essential to Coleridge's eminently modern idea of the 'human'.

Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind

Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317208986
Author: Peter J. Kitson,Thomas N. Corns
Publisher: Routledge
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Coleridge and the Armoury of the Human Mind by Peter J. Kitson,Thomas N. Corns Book Resume:

First published in 1991, this book collects a broad array of path-finding scholarship by specialists in Coleridge and Romantic literature on the subject of his prose. They range from broad appraisals of Coleridge’s own critical practises; demonstrations of the fecundity of his autobiography, the Biographia Literaria, for contemporaries; the effect of Milton and the radical polemicists of the English Civil War on Coleridge’s early political and religious dissent; and the influence of the Hebrew prophetic tradition in his move away from the conjectural millenarianism of his youth towards the interpretation of Prophecy and a symbolic narrative.

Constructing Coleridge

Constructing Coleridge [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230283098
Author: A. Vardy
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Constructing Coleridge by A. Vardy Book Resume:

Constructing Coleridge examines Coleridge's penchant for re-invention and carefully demonstrates how the Coleridge family editors followed his lead in constructing his posthumous reputation. Following his death in 1834, the family editors faced immediate scandals and sought to construct the Coleridge they preferred in these trying circumstances.

Coleridge and Contemplation

Coleridge and Contemplation [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192520156
Author: Peter Cheyne
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Coleridge and Contemplation by Peter Cheyne Book Resume:

Coleridge and Contemplation is a multi-disciplinary volume on Samuel Taylor Coleridge, founding poet of British Romanticism, critic, and author of philosophical, political, and theological works. In his philosophical writings, Coleridge developed his thinking about the symbolizing imagination, a precursor to contemplation, into a theory of contemplation itself, which for him occurs in its purest form as a manifestation of 'Reason'. Coleridge is a particularly challenging figure because he was a thinker in process, and something of an omnimath, a Renaissance man of the Romantic era. The dynamic quality of his thinking, the 'dark fluxion' pursued but ultimately 'unfixable by thought', and his extensive range of interests make a philosophical yet also multi-disciplinary approach to Coleridge essential. This book is the first collection to feature philosophers and intellectual historians writing on Coleridge's philosophy. This volume opens up a neglected aspect of the work of Britain's greatest philosopher-poet — his analysis of contemplation, which he considered the highest of human mental powers. Philosophers including Roger Scruton, David E. Cooper, Michael McGhee, Andy Hamilton, and Peter Cheyne contribute original essays on the philosophical, literary, and political implications of Coleridge's views. The volume is edited and introduced by Peter Cheyne, and Baroness Mary Warnock contributes a foreword. The chapters by philosophers are supported by new developments in philosophically minded criticism from leading Coleridge scholars in English departments, including Jim Mays, Kathleen Wheeler, and James Engell. They approach Coleridge as an energetic yet contemplative thinker concerned with the intuition of ideas and the processes of cultivation in self and society. Other chapters, from intellectual historians and theologians, including Douglas Hedley clarify the historical background, and 'religious musings', of Coleridge's thought regarding contemplation.

The Regions of Sara Coleridge's Thought

The Regions of Sara Coleridge's Thought [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137011602
Author: P. Swaab
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The Regions of Sara Coleridge's Thought by P. Swaab Book Resume:

This book explores Sara Coleridge's critical intelligence and theoretical reach. It shows her in various critical guises: editing works by her father, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, commenting on her own poetry and prose, and writing diversely brilliant criticism of classical and English literature.

Coleridge's Writings

Coleridge's Writings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1349233242
Author: A. Taylor
Publisher: Springer
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Coleridge's Writings by A. Taylor Book Resume:

'This is an important and illuminating collection, however, which could only have been assembled by a formidably learned scholar.' - N. Fruman, Choice From Coleridge's vast writings this book assembles excerpts from Coleridge's inquiries into the workings of consciousness and the soul; man's evolution and divergence from animals; the varieties of human weakness and evil and the creation of culture and belief join to suggest an underlying coherence in Coleridge's interdisciplinary thought. The editor has arranged material from an assortment of public and private writings, and has provided linking commentary to the texts and notes. This volume follows John Morrow's volume, the first in the series, On Politics and Society (1990).

Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning

Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317061322
Author: Mark Sandy
Publisher: Routledge
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Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning by Mark Sandy Book Resume:

The subject of Romanticism, Memory, and Mourning could not be timelier with Zizek’s recent proclamation that we are ’living in the end times’ and in an era which is preoccupied with the process and consequences of ageing. We mourn both for our pasts and futures as we now recognise that history is a continuation and record of loss. Mark Sandy explores the treatment of grief, loss, and death across a variety of Romantic poetic forms, including the ballad, sonnet, epic, elegy, fragment, romance, and ode in the works of poets as diverse as Smith, Hemans, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, and Clare. Romantic meditations on grief, however varied in form and content, are self-consciously aware of the complexity and strength of feelings surrounding the consolation or disconsolation that their structures of poetic memory afford those who survive the imaginary and actual dead. Romantic mourning, Sandy shows, finds expression in disparate poetic forms, and how it manifests itself both as the spirit of its age, rooted in precise historical conditions, and as a proleptic power, of lasting transhistorical significance. Romantic meditations on grief and loss speak to our contemporary anxieties about the inevitable, but unthinkable, event of death itself.