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Romantic Cultures of Infancy: Wordsworth and De Quincey

Domines Veliki, Martina
Romantic Cultures of Infancy: Wordsworth and De Quincey // Erasmus Mobility
University of Malta, Malta, 2018. (pozvano predavanje, recenziran, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni)

Romantic Cultures of Infancy: Wordsworth and De Quincey

Domines Veliki, Martina

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, neobjavljeni rad, znanstveni

Erasmus Mobility

Mjesto i datum
University of Malta, Malta, 6.-8.4.2018

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Pozvano predavanje

Vrsta recenzije

Ključne riječi
Romanticism, infancy, subjectivity, Wordsworth, De Quincey

The lecture focused on the idea of infancy in the Romantic age by tracing its historical development and the shifting paradigm of subjectivity. It focused on the case studies of Wordsworth and De Quincey as Romantic writers who were most interested in their childhood years which they find vital for building up their adult selves. Wordsworth would approach the idea of childhood by turning to a past self and believing that childhood is ‘the time of sensory indulgence’ which has to be revisited in order for the grown-up man to find strength in what remains behind. For De Quincey, on the other hand, the past time is never utterly past as childhood moments keep resurging in the present and they are capable of forming a rift in an adult person. Therefore, through his relationship with the past, De Quincey articulates an alternative Romantic selfhood, not a Wordsworthian stable, self-asserted, unified individual but an insecure, complex adult being.

Izvorni jezik


Filozofski fakultet, Zagreb

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Martina Domines Veliki, (274170)