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The Connected Condition: Romanticism and the Dream of Communication

Yohei Igarashi


How can Romantic poetry, motivated by the poet’s intense yearning to impart his thoughts and feelings, be so often difficult and the cause of readerly misunderstanding? How did it come to be that a poet can compose a verbal artwork, carefully and lovingly put together, and send it out into the world at the same time that he is adopting a stance against communication? This book addresses these questions by showing that the period’s writers were responding to the beginnings of our networked world of rampant mediated communication. The Connected Condition reveals that major Romantic poets shared ... More

Keywords: British Romanticism, literature, poetry, communication, media, infrastructure, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Percy Shelley, John Keats

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781503610040
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503610040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yohei Igarashi, author
University of Connecticut