Romanticism and the Androgynous Sublime
Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press, 1996 - 153 頁
This book studies and articulates the emergence from the poetical subtext of six major English romantics of "the androgynous sublime," a mode that conflates the motif of psychic androgyny (traceable as far back as the Book of Genesis and Plato's Symposium) with the mode of sublimity, first discussed by Longinus and much debated from the eighteenth century onward.
Frequently echoed by the romantic poets, Milton's description of the Holy Spirit's role in the creation of the world is androgynous.
Since humane creativity mirrors divine creativity, it follows that the artist qua artist muct also be androgynous - that is, endowed with what Lyrical Ballads, calls "a more comprehensive soul" than is "supposed to be common among mankind."
Characterized by a flexuous, limber style and an association with androgynous subject matter, the androgynous sublime subverts conventional notions of sublimity while offering a more comprehensive model with which to supplement, of non supplant, them.
The methodology of this study is to present a "counter-deconstructive" reading of the text and, where applicable, designs of Blake, as well as the poetry of Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats, seen from this somewhat novel but not ignoble perspective.
讀者評論 - 撰寫評論
Blakes Myth of Divine Androgyny
Theogony and Androgyny
From Misogyny to Renewed Androgyny
Theology versus Androgyny
The Androgynous Sublime
Wordsworth and the Patriarchal Sublime
The Aqueous and Admonitory Sublime
Manfred as Destroyer and Preserver
Androgynous Sublimity in Don Juan
Shelleys Androgynous Quest
Shelleys intensest rime
The Sublime Androgyny of Adonais
Keatss Immortal Androgyny
False versus Sublime Androgyny
added Albion androgynous sublime appears aspect beautiful becomes beginning Blake Byron called character Christabel Coleridge Coleridge's combined comes complete concept contrast creation darkness daughter death described discussion divine double earlier early earth emanation emphasis English eternal eyes face female feminine figure four Golden hand heaven hence human idea illustration imaginative important involves Jerusalem Juan Keats Keats's kind latter light lines London look lover male Milton mind mode moon motif myth nature night observed once original Oxford passage patriarchal perhaps plate poem poem's poet poetic poetry portrayal portrayed present reference reflected relations remarks reminded rhetorical romantic says seems seen sense sexual Shelley Shelley's song sort soul sound Spirit stanza suggests symbol theme thou turn University Press Virgin vision voice waters whole Witch Wordsworth York
第 16 頁 - So God created man in his own image ; — male and female created he them.
第 16 頁 - Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme. And chiefly thou, O Spirit, that dost prefer Before all temples the upright heart and pure, Instruct me, for thou know'st; thou from the first Wast present, and, with mighty wings outspread, Dove-like, sat'st brooding on the vast abyss, And mad'st it pregnant...