Serious Romanticism

I have discovered this blog which is of great interest in the matter of historical Romanticism (early nineteenth century), its literature, art, music and philosophy – Catherine Redford’s Romanticism Blog.

I particularly recommend looking at the Romanticism Resources page.

We live in a time when many of us fear cataclysmic events and the breakdown of society, and have a distinctly apocalyptic frame of mind. The Romantics also went through such fears – 1816, Byron’s ‘Darkness’, and the end of the world. Dr Redford is also highly interested in Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein) and the darker themes of Romanticism.

After washing my hands of the caricatures, it is refreshing to return to something serious and worthwhile in our study of western culture.

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