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The Romantic Performative

This book develops a new context and methodology for reading Romantic literature by exploring philosophies of language from the period 1785-1835. It explores the moral, political, and legal philosophy of Reid, Bentham, Kant and the German Idealists, Humboldt, and Coleridge, and literary texts by Coleridge, Godwin, H#65533;lderlin, and Kleist.

Author Notes
  Angela Esterhammer is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Western Ontario.