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The Hero as Seer : Character, Perception and Cultural Health in Carlyle
A rhetoric of spectrality pervades Thomas Carlyle’s writings, in a way which is intimately related to his characteristic position of “natural supernaturalism.” This essay argues that Carlyle’s rhetorical emphasis on spectral ...
“Art’s Neurosis”: Medicine, Mass Culture and the Romantic Artist in William Hazlitt
Although criticism has traditionally focussed on the Romantic celebration of artistic genius, there is also an emphasis on artistic abjection in Romantic writing. This essay argues that the Romantic theme of abjection is ...