“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Monday, July 25, 2011

Summer School: Early Literary Theory 14

Ending on Matthew Arnold after the incandescence of Kant, Hegel and Shelley was kind of a bum note. Never mind. Henry James and Walter Pater cheer things up. That and some relativity, phenomenology and the rise of the novel.

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