Romanticism and Philosophy
in an Historical Age
About the Contributors
Karen Weisman is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is the author of Imageless Truths: Shelley's Poetic Fictions (University of Pennsylvania, 1994), as well as several articles on Romantic and contemporary literature and cultural theory. She is currently completing a book on constructions of subjectivity since Romanticism.
Thomas Pfau is Associate Professor of English and German at Duke University. He has published articles in a number of journals and essay collections, including Studies in Romanticism, New Literary History, Journal of the History of Ideas, MLN, MLQ, Keats-Shelley Journal, Romanticism. He has translated and edited two books, Friedrich Hölderlin: Essays and Letters on Theory (SUNY Press, 1987), and Idealism and the Endgame of Theory: Three Essays by F. W. J. Schelling (SUNY Press, 1994). In addition, he is co-editor and contributor of Political and Cultural Dissolution in Romanticism, a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Summer 1996) and of Lessons of Romanticism (Duke UP, 1998). He is also the author of Wordsworth�s Profession: Form, Class, and the Logic of Early Romantic Cultural Production (Stanford UP, 1997). At present, he is working on a study tentatively entitled The Voice in Exile: Lyricism and the Historicity of Romantic Affect, 1794-1840, a study of theoretical and lyric conceptions of interiority in English and German Romanticism. His principal areas of interests are 18th- and 19th-century intellectual, cultural, and literary history, with an emphasis on English Romanticism and on German Romantic theory and poetry.
Theresa Kelley is professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin. She is author of Wordsworth's Revisionary Aesthetics (Cambridge University Press 1988), Reinventing Allegory (Cambridge University Press 1997), and co-editor with Paula Feldman of Romantic Women Writers: Voices and Counter-voices (University Press of New England 1995), as well as numerous essays on Romantic poetics, rhetoric, philosophy, and art. She is currently working on the representational status of botany in Romantic culture and on passion and subjectivity in Romanticism.