Writing the Revolution

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Raphael Hörmann

German and English Radical Literature, 1819-1848/49

ISBN 978-3-643-90134-7
Band-Nr. 10
Jahr 2011
Seiten 392
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This study investigates German and English revolutionary discourse between
1819 and 1848/49. Marked by dramatic socioeconomic transformations, this
period witnessed a pronounced transnational shift from the concept of
political to one of social revolution. Writing the Revolution engages with
literary authors, radical journalists, early proletarian pamphleteers and
political theorists, tracing their demands for social liberation as well
as their struggles with the spectre of proletarian revolution. It argues
that these ideological battles translated into competing „poetics of

Raphael Hörmann is currently a postdoctoral researcher in Comparative
Literature and Cultural History at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen,
working on a project that investigates Gothic narratives of the Haitian
Revolution. He has published widely on $19^th$ century German and English
revolutionary texts and is the co-editor (together with Gesa Mackenthun)
of Human Bondage in the Cultural Contact Zone: Transdisciplinary
Perspectives on Slavery and its Discourses (Münster, etc.: Waxmann, 2010).