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Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Kate Singer, Ashley Cross, and Suzanne Barnett


Material Transgressions reveals how Romantic-era authors think outside of historical and theoretical ideologies that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivities, isolated things, or stable texts. Essays examine how these writers rethink materiality, especially the subject-object relationship, in order to challenge the tenets of Enlightenment and the culture of sensibility that privileged the hegemony of the speaking and feeling lyric subject and to undo supposedly invariable matter, and representations of it, that limited their writing, agency, knowledge, and even being. In this ... More

Keywords: Romanticism, New Materialism, Speculative Realism, Object-oriented Ontology, Materiality, Women writers, Affect theory, Transgression

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789621778
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kate Singer, editor

Ashley Cross, editor

Suzanne Barnett, editor

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