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“Enough! or too much”: forms of textual excess in Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and De Quincey

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My thesis explores the potential and the peril of Romantic literature's increasingly complex forms through a close comparative study of the works of William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Thomas De Quincey. These writers exemplify the Romantic predicament of how to make vision manifest – how to communicate one's imaginative and intellectual expansiveness without diminishing it. They sought different strategies for increasing the capacity of literary form, ostensi...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Balliol College
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Publication date:
2016
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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