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dc.contributor.advisorRagland-Sullivan, Ellie, 1941-eng
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Zak D., 1976-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on July 31, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- English.eng
dc.description.abstractThis project assesses enthusiasm and the sublime as important eighteenth-century phenomena for establishing the limits and bases of reason and polite discourse. My research focuses eighteenth-century and current sources to try to recover what has been lost in the often heated rhetoric on enthusiasm and the sublime. In looking at eighteenth century philosophy, criticism, and literature, this project re-imagines possibilities of the sublime beyond ideological repression and ethical kindness. It also recasts enthusiasm as more than mere madness or a matter of emotion and takes the problem of inspiration seriously. The method applied here is largely psychoanalytic. Jacques Lacan's concepts of the subject and the Other inform this dissertation's return to enthusiasm and his idea of logical time informs its reassessment of the sublime. This approach sheds new light on non-canonical critics such as John Dennis, long-misunderstood poets such as William Collins, and newly canonized novelists such as Charlotte Lennox.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb70599051eng
dc.identifier.oclc428818539eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/5545
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/5545eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshLacan, Jacques, 1901-1981eng
dc.subject.lcshDennis, John, 1657-1734eng
dc.subject.lcshCollins, William, 1721-1759eng
dc.subject.lcshLennox, Charlotte, ca. 1729-1804eng
dc.subject.lcshBritish literatureeng
dc.subject.lcshEnthusiasm in literatureeng
dc.subject.lcshSublime, The, in literatureeng
dc.titleBreathing in the other: enthusiasm and the sublime in eighteenth-century Britaineng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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