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Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Jacques Khalip


Romanticism is often synonymous with models of identity and action that privilege individual empowerment and emotional autonomy, models that, in the last two decades, have been the focus of critiques of Romanticism's purported self-absorption and alienation from politics. While such critiques have proven useful, they often draw attention to the conceptual or material tensions of romantic subjectivity while accepting a conspicuous, autonomous subject as a given, thus failing to appreciate the possibility that Romanticism sustains an alternative model of being, one anonymous and dispossessed, wh ... More

Keywords: Romanticism, individual empowerment, emotional autonomy, self-absorption, romantic subjectivity, autonomous subject, anonymity, model of being, authenticity, coherence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758406
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Khalip, author