Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1790-1840.

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The study studies mostly lyric forms as imaginative encryptions of Romanticism’s changing political, economic, and cultural conditions. The study correlates paranoia, trauma, and melancholy with discrete phases of British and German Romanticism. Figures central to the study include Burke, Godwin, Wordsworth, and Keats in England, as well as Kant, Hegel, Joseph von Eichendorff, and Heinrich Heine in Germany.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pfau, T

Published Date

  • 2005

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