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(p. xi) List of Contributors

(p. xi) List of Contributors

Richard Aczel is Professor at the English Seminar of the University of Cologne. He is the author of National Character and European Identity in Hungarian Literature 1772–1848 (1996) and has published widely on Central European cultural history, narrative theory, and Renaissance rhetoric. He has also translated Robert Musil’s The Confusions of Young Törless and Dezso Kosztolányi’s Skylark.

Roderick Beaton is Koraes Professor of Modern Greek and Byzantine History, Language and Literature at King’s College London, a post he has held since 1988. He has published books and scholarly articles on many aspects of Greek literature and culture from the twelfth century to the present, including An Introduction to Modern Greek Literature (1994, revised 1999) and George Seferis: Waiting for the Angel. A Biography (2003). From 2009 to 2012 he held a Major Leverhulme Fellowship, to work on his most recent book, Byron’s War: Romantic Rebellion, Greek Revolution, published in 2013.

Andrew Bowie is Professor of Philosophy and German at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has written extensively about music and literature as well as philosophy and is the author of, amongst other books, Aesthetics and Subjectivity: From Kant to Nietzsche (Manchester); Schelling and Modern European Philosophy: An Introduction (Routledge); From Romanticism to Critical Theory (Routledge); The Philosophy of German Literary Theory; Music, Philosophy, and Modernity (Cambridge); Philosophical Variations: Music as Philosophical Language (ISD). His latest book, Adorno and the Ends of Philosophy, has just been published by Polity Press.

Michael Caesar is Emeritus Serena Professor of Italian at the University of Birmingham (UK). His main interests are in nineteenth- to twenty-first-century literature, with studies ranging from the European reception of Dante (Dante: The Critical Heritage, Routledge, 1989) to the post-structuralist turn in Italy (Umberto Eco: Philosophy, Semiotics and the Work of Fiction, Polity, 1999). With Ann Hallamore Caesar he has co-authored Modern Italian Literature (Polity, 2007) and is co-editor, with Franco D’Intino, of the first complete English edition of Giacomo Leopardi’s Zibaldone (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux; London: Penguin, 2013; 2nd, rev., paperback edn scheduled for 2015).

Leon Chai is Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. He is the author of four books, including Romantic Theory (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). More recent work can be found at <>. (p. xii)

Monika Coghen is Reader in English Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. She has worked on British Romanticism and Anglo-Polish cultural relations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She has published numerous articles, particularly on dramas by Coleridge, Wordsworth, and Byron, and the Polish reception of Coleridge and Shelley. Her other areas of interest include the British nineteenth-century novel and Polish Romanticism. She is currently working on the reception of Byron in Poland.

Roberto Dainotto is Professor of Italian and of Literature at Duke University. His publications include Racconti Americani del ‘900 (Einaudi, 1999), Place in Literature: Regions, Cultures, Communities (Cornell University Press, 2000), and Europe (in Theory) (Duke University Press, 2007), winner of the Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studies in 2010.

Benjamin Dawson is Lecturer in Literary Theory, Queen Mary University of London.

Franco D’Intino is Professor of Modern Italian Literature at the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’. His main areas of research are: theory and history of autobiography (L’autobiografia moderna: Storia forme problemi, 2nd edn, 1998) and the work of Giacomo Leopardi. He has published the editions of Leopardi’s Scritti e frammenti autobiografici (1995), Poeti greci e latini (1999), Volgarizzamenti in prosa 1822–1827 (2012), and the monograph L’immagine della voce: Leopardi, Platone e il libro morale (2009). He is Director of the Leopardi Centre (University of Birmingham) and Director of the Laboratorio Leopardi (School for Advanced Studies at ‘La Sapienza’). He has edited, with Michael Caesar, the complete English translation of the Zibaldone, Leopardi’s notebooks (New York, Farrar Straus & Giroux; London, Penguin, 2013).

Angela Esterhammer is Principal of Victoria College and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Her publications include Creating States: Studies in the Performative Language of John Milton and William Blake (1994), The Romantic Performative: Language and Action in British and German Romanticism (2000), Romanticism and Improvisation, 1750–1850 (2008), and the edited volumes Romantic Poetry (2002) and Spheres of Action: Speech and Performance in Romantic Culture (2009). Her current research examines interrelations among improvisational performance, print culture, periodicals, and fiction in the early nineteenth century.

Jan Fellerer is Associate Professor in Slavonic languages at Oxford University. He studied at the universities of Vienna, Prague, Cracow, and Basel. His research focuses on the history of Polish, Czech, and Ukrainian, with special reference to the modern period from the late eighteenth century to the present day, and on topics in the modern grammar of Slavonic languages, especially the relation between lexical semantics and syntax.

Derek Flitter is Professor of Spanish at the University of Exeter. The main focus of his research has always lain with Spanish Romanticism and modern Spanish intellectual history, beginning with his monograph, Spanish Romantic Literary Theory and Criticism (1992) and continuing with Spanish Romanticism and the Uses of History: Ideology and (p. xiii) the Historical Imagination (2006). He is currently completing a book on eschatological elements in Spanish romantic drama. Professor Flitter has published extensively also on modern Spanish poetry and on Galician literature. He is the editor of a number of collections of essays in the area of modern Spanish literature, and has been Hispanic Editor of Modern Language Review since 2006.

Biancamaria Fontana is Professor of the History of Political Ideas at the Institut d’Études Politiques et Internationales of the University of Lausanne. Her works focus on the history of classical liberalism and the shaping of representative government before and after the French Revolution. She is the author of many books including Benjamin Constant and the Post-Revolutionary Mind (1991),The Invention of the Modern Republic (1994), Montaigne’s Politics, Authority and Governance in the ‘Essais’ (2008), and Du Boudoir à la révolution: Choderlos de Laclos et les Liaisons dangereuses dans leur siècle (2013).

Giuseppe Gazzola is Assistant Professor of European Literatures and Fellow of the Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University. He holds a Ph.D. from Yale University and an MA from the University of Notre Dame; his research focuses on European literature and cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has published articles on Foscolo, Petrarch, and Italian Orientalism in various international journals. His most recent books include Versi e Prose: Marinetti traduce Mallarmé (forthcoming); Futurismo: Impact and Legacy (2011); Ugo Foscolo: Essays über Petrarca (with Olaf Muller, 2008). He is currently completing a book project on the analysis of landscape and autobiography in the poetry of Eugenio Montale.

Luba Golburt is Associate Professor in the department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley where she teaches eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Russian literature and culture. Her publications include The First Epoch: The Eighteenth Century and the Russian Cultural Imagination (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014) and a number of articles on eighteenth-century Russian poetry, Romanticism, Pushkin, history of genre, and word and image criticism.

Rüdiger Görner is Professor of German with Comparative Literature and Founding Director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary, University of London. He is Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Corresponding Fellow of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. His most recent monograph is Georg Trakl: Dichter im Jahrzehnt der Extreme (Vienna/Munich: Zsolnay/Hanser, 2014).

Katya Hokanson is Associate Professor of Russian and Comparative Literature at the University of Oregon. She is the author of Writing at Russia’s Border (2008) as well as numerous articles including ‘Russian Women Travelers in Central Asia and India’, Russian Review (Jan. 2011), and ‘Suwarrow, Souvaroff: Byron’s Russia and Pushkin’s Political Poems of 1831’, in Zapadnyi pushkinizm i rossiiskii baironizm: Problemy vzaimosviaze (2009). (p. xiv)

Andrew Kahn is Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Oxford. He is the author of Pushkin’s Lyric Intelligence (2008) and amongst other Russian writing, he has edited N. M. Karamzin, Letters of a Russian Traveller (2003) and Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time, with Alexander Pushkin, Journey to Erzurum (2013). He is also the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Pushkin (2007).

Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe is Faculty Lecturer in French at Oxford University and Fellow and Tutor at Hertford College. She is the author of Tristan Corbière and the Poetics of Irony (2007) and is currently working on a book on Victor Hugo.

Joseph Luzzi teaches at Bard and is the author of My Two Italies (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2014) and A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). His first book, Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy (Yale University Press, 2008), won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association and was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice. An active critic, Luzzi’s essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bookforum, and The Times Literary Supplement.

Dennis F. Mahoney is Professor of German in the Department of German and Russian at the University of Vermont. He is the author of numerous articles on Goethe, Novalis, Schiller, and others. He has written books on the Roman der Goethezeit, three books on the German romantic writer Novalis, two written in German and one in English. He recently edited The Literature of German Romanticism (2004), which is volume 8 in the Camden House History of German Literature series.

Francesco Manzini is Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, and Stipendiary Lecturer in French at Oriel and University Colleges, Oxford. He is the author of Stendhal’s Parallel Lives (2004) and The Fevered Novel from Balzac to Bernanos (2011), as well as of various articles on nineteenth-century French literature. He is currently co-editing (with Maria Scott) a Special Issue of Dix-Neuf on ‘Stendhal in the Twenty-First Century’.

Tim Mehigan is Professor of German and Head of the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland. He is the author of amongst other things Heinrich von Kleist: Writing After Kant (2011), ‘Robert Musil: Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften’, in Literatur und Wissen: Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch (2013), and Raumlektüren: Der Spatial Turn und die Literatur der Moderne (2013). He has also published, with B. Empson, the first English translation of K. L. Reinhold’s major work of philosophy Versuch einer neuen Theorie des menschlichen Vorstellungsvermögens (2011).

Douglas Moggach is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Philosophy, School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney. He has published widely in the field of German philosophy, and has held visiting appointments in Beijing, Cambridge, London, Münster, Pisa, and Sydney. (p. xv)

Klaus Müller-Wille is Professor in the Deutches Seminar at the University of Zurich. He is the author of Schrift, Schreiben und Wissen: Zu einer Theorie des Archivs in Texten von C. J. L. Almqvist (2005) and is the editor of several critical collections on Scandinavian literature including, most recently, Wechselkurse des Vertrauens: Zur Konzeptualisierung von Ökonomie und Vertrauen im Zeitalter des nordischen Idealismus 1800–1870 (2013).

Angus Nicholls is Senior Lecturer in German and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and Culture at Queen Mary University of London. He is the author of Goethe’s Concept of the Daemonic: After the Ancients (2006), Myth and the Human Sciences: Hans Blumenberg’s Theory of Myth (2014), and has co-edited Hans Blumenberg, Präfiguration: Arbeit am politischen Mythos (2014).

Wm. Arctander O’Brien is Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego. His publications on Romanticism include Novalis: Signs of Revolution (Durham, NC, and London: Duke University Press, 1995).

Maike Oergel is Associate Professor in German Studies, Director of the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Nottingham. She is the author of The Return of King Arthur and the Nibelungen: National Myth in 19th Century English and German Literature (1998), and Culture and Identity: Historicity in German Literature and Thought 1770–1815 (2006). She has co-edited, amongst other collections, Counter-Cultures in Germany and Central Europe: From Sturm und Drang to Baader-Meinhof (2003), Re-Writing the Radical: Enlightenment, Revolution and Cultural Transfer in 1790s Germany, Britain and France (2012) and, most recently, Aesthetics and Modernity: From Schiller to the Frankfurt School.

Sotirios Paraschas is Lecturer in French Studies at the University of Reading. His research interests include nineteenth-century fiction, the theory and history of realism and the novel, law and literature, the history of intellectual property, and comparative literature. He is the author of The Realist Author and Sympathetic Imagination (London: Legenda, 2013).

Thomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Languages and Literatures and in the Duke Divinity School. To date, he is the author of three monographs: Wordsworth’s Profession (Stanford University Press, 1997) Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1794–1840 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) and Minding the Modern: Human Agency, Intellectual Traditions, and Responsible Knowledge (Notre Dame University Press, 2013). He has published some thirty-five essays on a wide range of writers, including Rousseau, A. Smith, Kant, Wordsworth, Wollstonecraft, Coleridge, Shelley, Goethe, Beethoven, Eichendorff, Schleiermacher, Thomas Mann, Walter Benjamin.

Alexander Regier is Associate Professor of English at Rice University and editor of the scholarly journal SEL: Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. He is the author of Fracture and Fragmentation in British Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2010) (p. xvi) and the co-editor of Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory (Palgrave, 2010). His articles on rhetoric, Wordsworth, Walter Benjamin, ruins, utopianism, contemporary poetry, the aesthetics of sport, and other topics have appeared in FMLS, European Romantic Review, Germanic Review, Sport in History, and elsewhere. He is currently working on a comparative study of William Blake and Johann Georg Hamann’s poetry of progress.

Jean-Marie Roulin is Professor at the Jean Monnet University at Saint-Étienne and a member of UMR Lire (a CNRS ‘research laboratory’ for the study of Literature, Ideologies and Representations in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century France). His research bears on French literature from the Enlightenment to Romanticism, especially on the relations between literature, society, politics, and history. His principal works include Chateaubriand, l’exil et la gloire (Champion, 1994), and L’Épopée de Voltaire à Chateaubriand: Poésie histoire et politique (Oxford: SVEC, 2005). He has edited Benjamin Constant’s fictional works (GF, 2010) and several critical collections, including Masculinités en Révolution, de Rousseau à Balzac (Presses Universitaires de Saint-Étienne, 2013) and Les Romans de la Révolution 1790–1912 (A. Colin ‘Recherches’, 2014).

Diego Saglia is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Parma (Italy). His research focuses on British romantic-period literature and culture, as well as their links and exchanges with other European traditions. He is the author of Poetic Castles in Spain: British Romanticism and Figurations of Iberia (2000), and co-editor of British Romanticism and Italian Literature: Translating, Reviewing, Rewriting (with Laura Bandiera, 2005). A contributor to The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature (ed. Frederick Burwick, 2012), he has also recently completed the first critical edition of Robert Southey’s Roderick, the Last of the Goths (2012), and is currently developing a book-length study of the European dimension in British romantic-period literature.

Bradley Stephens is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Bristol and works on the reception and adaptation of French romantic writers, with a particular interest in Victor Hugo. He is the author of Victor Hugo, Jean-Paul Sartre, and the Liability of Liberty (Legenda, 2011), and the co-editor of both Transmissions: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Cinema (Peter Lang, 2007) and a special issue of Dix-Neuf (Maney, 2014) on adaptations of nineteenth-century French literature. He has also published various articles and book chapters in this field, including a new introduction to Hugo’s novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Signet Classics, 2010), and two co-edited books are forthcoming: ‘Les Misérablesand its Afterlives: Between Page, Stage, and Screen, with Kathryn M. Grossman (Ashgate), and Approaches to Teaching Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Misérables’, with Michal P. Ginsburg (Modern Language Association).

Paul Stock is Assistant Professor in Early Modern International History 1500–1850 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His publications include The Shelley-Byron Circle and the Idea of Europe (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and The Uses of Space in Early Modern History (ed., 2015), as well as scholarly articles on Napoleon Bonaparte, Romanticism, eighteenth-century racial thought, and philhellenism. (p. xvii)

Stefan H. Uhlig is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Davis California. He has written numerous articles, most recently, ‘Ferguson’s School for Literature’, in The Poetic Enlightenment: Poetry and Human Science, 1650–1820 (2013), and co-edited Wordsworth’s Poetic Theory: Knowledge, Language, Experience, introduced and edited with Alexander Regier (2010) and Aesthetics and the Work of Art: Adorno, Kafka, Richter, introduced and edited with Peter de Bolla (2009).

Patrick Vincent is Professor of English and American literature at the University of Neuchâtel. His books include The Romantic Poetess: European Culture, Politics and Gender 1820–1840 (2004), La Suisse vue par les écrivains de langue anglaise (2009), Chillon: A Literary Guide (2010). He also co-edited American Poetry: Whitman to the Present (2006), and Helen Maria Williams, A Tour of Switzerland (2011).

Caroline Warman is Associate Professor in French at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Jesus College. She is the author of Sade: From Materialism to Pornography (SVEC, 2002) and has written widely on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary and intellectual history. She is currently preparing a book on Diderot’s late text, the Eléments de physiologie. She and Kate Tunstall edited and translated a volume of Marian Hobson’s essays, Diderot and Rousseau: Networks of Enlightenment (SVEC, 2011), and their translation of Diderot’s tricksy dialogue Le Neveu de Rameau is published in a multimedia edition by Open Book Publishers (edited by Marian Hobson, music researched and directed by Pascal Duc, 2014). Caroline Warman is also the translator of Isabelle de Charrière’s novellas, The Nobleman and Other Romances (Penguin, 2012).

Astrid Weigert is Assistant Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. She is the author of many articles including ‘Gender-Art-Science: Elsa Bernstein’s Critique of Naturalist Aesthetics’ in Helga W. Kraft and Dagmar C. G. Lorenz (eds), From Fin-de-Siecle to Theresienstadt: The Works and Life of the Writer Elsa Porges-Bernstein (Peter Lang, 2007).

Jonathan White is Professor Emeritus in Literature, University of Essex. His two books on Italy are Italy: The Enduring Culture (Leicester University Press, 2000; Continuum, 2001) and Italian Cultural Lineages (University of Toronto Press, 2007). A portion of his Cambridge thesis on Shakespeare appeared earlier as a monograph in Italian: Teatralità e politica nel ‘Coriolano’ di Shakespeare, tr. and ed. Daniela Corona (Libreria Dante, 1979). He has edited Recasting the World: Writing After Colonialism (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993) and co-edited The City and the Ocean: Journeys, Memory, Imagination (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012). White is currently co-editing Landscape, Seascape and the Eco-Spatial Imagination, as well as completing a monograph titled Conversing with the Dead: A Poetics of Cultural Memory.

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