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Imaginary Landscapes: Sublime and Saturated Phenomena in “Kubla Khan” and the Arab Dream

Department of Language and Culture, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, PO Box 6050, Langnes, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
Humanities 2019, 8(3), 133; https://doi.org/10.3390/h8030133
Received: 25 March 2019 / Revised: 19 July 2019 / Accepted: 31 July 2019 / Published: 6 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory)
This article considers “Kubla Khan” and the the Arab dream section from the fifth book The Prelude as precursors to the recently theorized concept of saturated phenomenality. Both Coleridge and Wordsworth insist on the limitedness of their dream subjects even as they magnify their dreamt of landscapes to heights of sublimity. Falke describes the implications that this insistence on smallness has for relating experiences of sublime landscapes to experiences of reading or writing poetry. View Full-Text
Keywords: sublime; dreaming; romanticism; contemporary phenomenology; Wordsworth; Coleridge; Jean-Luc Marion sublime; dreaming; romanticism; contemporary phenomenology; Wordsworth; Coleridge; Jean-Luc Marion
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Falke, C. Imaginary Landscapes: Sublime and Saturated Phenomena in “Kubla Khan” and the Arab Dream. Humanities 2019, 8, 133.

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