Praxis Series

August 1999

A debate on the question of aesthetics and the uses of pleasure in Romanticism, looking at the role of affective experience in aesthetic judgment and the production of meaning, as played out in the interior and social worlds. Edited by Karen Weisman, with essays and responses by Theresa Kelley and Thomas Pfau.

February 1999

A study of Romantic legal discourse-especially the evolving concepts of intellectual property, blasphemy, sedition, and treason-as a history of textual hermeneutics, a trajectory of misinterpretation and reinterpretation. Edited by Michael Macovski, with essays by Margaret Russett, Susan Eilenberg, Michael Scrivener, and Kathryn Temple.

April 1998

Looks at Romantic women writers' attitudes towards love, particularly as impacted by gender and tradition-inscribed relations, countering the transcendence of love implicit in theories of the sublime. Edited by Elizabeth Fay, essays by Adela Pinch, Jeffrey Robinson, Charles Rzepka, Andrew M. Stauffer, & Nanora Sweet.

August 1997

Re-assesses Shelley's early verse, showing that, far from being mere juvenilia, it offers an aesthetics of excess and a politics of resistance that provides access to the early Regency culture, as well as to Shelley's art and thought in general. Edited by Neil Fraistat, with essays by Linda Brigham, William Keach, Timothy Morton, and Donald H. Reiman.
An interview of W. J. T. Mitchell with Orrin N. C. Wang. Includes Mitchell's unconventional answers/narrative—his "Romantic Education"—as well as an equally unconventional gloss by Wang, entitled "The Sorrows of Young Wieboldt."

July 1997

Focuses on the conspiracy narratives prevalent in England in the 1790s, centered on the English Jacobins and their opponents, and carried forth into the discourse of the second generation of Romanticism. Edited by Orrin N. C. Wang, with essays by Kevin Gilmartin, Charles Mahoney, Thomas Pfau, and Kim Wheatley.

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