ISBN 80-7308-172-0 (paperback). 167pp.
Publication date: December 2006
Price: € 12.00 (not including postage)
TRANSVERSALITY characterizes a network of nodes of different complexity, function and significance: from verbal signs, quotations, texts, intertextualities and discourses, to cultural systems and representational orders.
This book provides alternative referential frameworks for discussing the major problems characteristic of ROMANTICISM as the first pluralistic project of modern culture.
These include questions of the purpose of and responsibility for history, the relations between freedom and subjectivity, nomadic existence and segmentation of social spaces, cultural boundaries and hybridities, artistic representations and simulacra, aesthetic objects and “LITERARY MACHINES,” traditional aesthetic categories (imagination, organic form, the picturesque), national identities and imagined communities.
Martin Prochazka is Professor of English and American Literature in the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures, Charles University, Prague. He is the author ofRomanticism and Romanticisms and editor of Litteraria Pragensia journal.