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  • Like negative capability, Schlegelian irony posits the projection of multiple identities in the absence of any one fixed identity.

    Introduction: Irony and Clerisy

  • Mahoney suggests apostasy as a uniquely Coleridgean translation of Schlegelian irony: a falling away from any (possibility of) foundational or static principles, that is all too often misreadeven by Coleridge himselfas the foundation for yet another stance.

    Introduction: Irony and Clerisy

  • Attacks on this attitude have all resembled Hegel's attack on Schlegelian ethics: there is no absolute commitment to anything.


  • In life itself, the Schlegelian ironist looked “down in his superior fashion on all other mortals,” some of whom his ironic gravity actually deceived; he denied and destroyed all that was “noble, great, and excellent” in the interest of freedom for the self; yet, because his freedom pro - hibited positive action and led nowhere, he was beset by morbid feelings of emptiness and boredom.


  • The Schlegelian dichotomy was first ex - pounded in France by Madame de Staël in De l'Al - lemagne (1814) but a few months before the delayed publication of the book August Wilhelm Schlegel's


  • She notes the fondness of the new school for Gothic architecture, and describes the principles of Schlegelian criticism.

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • The principles of the Schlegelian criticism were first communicated to the English public by Coleridge; who, in his lectures on Shakspere and other dramatists, helped himself freely to William Schlegel's

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • The narrowness of Schlegelian criticism was only the excess of

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • The Schlegelian philosophy that results from this engagement with idealism is non-foundationalist, holistic and historical (see Beiser

    Friedrich Schlegel


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