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Coleridge and the Psychology of Romanticism

Feeling and Thought


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Vallins
    Pages 1-10
  3. David Vallins
    Pages 25-48
  4. David Vallins
    Pages 66-101
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 167-221

About this book


In addition to being the leading philosopher of English Romanticism and one of its greatest poets, Coleridge explores the dynamics of consciousness and mental functioning more extensively than any of his contemporaries. This book compares his psychological theories with his diverse exemplifications of Romanticism's self-reflexive quest for transcendence, showing how he continually highlights the circular and mutual influence of ideas and emotions underlying Romantic idealism and the cult of the sublime.


bibliography Coleridge consciousness dynamics English English Romanticism idealism knowledge metaphor philosophy poetry psychology Romanticism Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Hong KongChina

About the authors

DAVID VALLINS studied at Cambridge, Sussex, and Oxford Universities, and is currently Research Fellow in English at The University of Hong Kong. His previous posts were at The University of Wales, Cardiff, West Sussex Institute, and the University of the West of England, Bristol. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Journal of the History of Ideas, ELH, Modern Philology, Prose Studies, and Romanticism.

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