English & German Romanticism & Philosophy: A Bibliography

Compiled by Ralph Dumain


Armstrong, Charles I. Romantic Organicism: From Idealist Origins to Ambivalent Afterlife. Houndmills, UK; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.

Ashton, Rosemary. The German Idea: Four English Writers and the Reception of German Thought, 1800-1860. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

Berkeley, Richard. Coleridge and the Crisis of Reason. Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave, 2007.

Class, Monika. Coleridge and Kantian Ideas in England, 1796–1817: Coleridge’s Responses to German Philosophy. London; New York: Bloomsbury, 2012.

Deakin, Wayne George. Hegel and the English Romantic Tradition. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.

Esterhammer, Angela. Romantic Performative: Language and Action in British and German Romanticism. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000.

Fruman, Norman. Coleridge, The Damaged Archangel. New York: George Braziller, 1971.

Hamilton, Paul. Coleridge and German Philosophy: the Poet in the Land of Logic. London; New York: Continuum, 2007.

Hanke, Amala M[aria]. Spatiotemporal Consciousness in English and German Romanticism: A Comparative Study of Novalis, Blake, Wordsworth and Eichendorff. Frankfurt M. Main; Bern: Peter Lang, 1981.

Harrold, Charles Frederick. Carlyle and German Thought: 1819-1834. New Haven: Yale University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1934.

Kipperman, Mark. Beyond Enchantment: German Idealism and English Romantic Poetry. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.

Maertz, Gregory. Literature and the Cult of Personality: Essays on Goethe and His Influence. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2017.

Maertz, Gregory, ed. Cultural Interactions in the Romantic Age: Critical Essays on Comparative Literature. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

McFarland, Thomas. Originality & Imagination. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985.

McGann, Jerome J. The Romantic Ideology: A Critical Investigation. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983.

McNiece, Gerald. Knowledge That Endures: Coleridge, German Philosophy, and the Logic of Romantic Thought. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.

Micheli, Giuseppe. Early Reception of Kant’s Thought in England: 1785-1805. Immanuel Kant in England: 1793-1838 by René Wellek. London: Routledge/Thoemmes Press, 1993.

Modiano, Raimonda. Coleridge and the Concept of Nature. Tallahassee: Florida State University Press, 1985.

Muirhead, John H. Coleridge as Philosopher. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1970.

Orsini, Gian N. G. Coleridge and German Idealism: A Study in the History of Philosophy with Unpublished Materials from Coleridge’s Manuscripts. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1969.

Perkins, Mary Anne. Coleridge’s Philosophy: The Logos as Unifying Principle. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Pipkin, James, ed. English and German Romanticism: Cross-currents and Controversies. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1985.

Robinson, Henry Crabb; Sadler, Thomas, ed. Diary, Reminiscences, and Correspondence of Henry Crabb Robinson. 2 vols. New York: AMS Press, Inc., 1967. (Reprint.)

Rosenbaum, S.P., ed. English Literature and British Philosophy: A Collection of Essays. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1971.

Stockley, V[iolet Annie Alice]. German Literature as Known in England, 1750-1830. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1969.

Stokoe, F. W. German Influence in the English Romantic Period, 1788-1818. Cambridge University Press, 1926.

Vida, Elizabeth M. Romantic Affinities: German Authors and Carlyle: a Study in the History of Ideas. Toronto; Buffalo: University of Toronto Press, 1993.

Wellek, René. Confrontations: Studies in the Intellectual and Literary Relations Between Germany, England, and the United States During the Nineteenth Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1965.

Wellek, René. Immanuel Kant in England, 1793-1838. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1931.


Note: I undertook this comparative project in the mid-1990s. My main interest was and is the historical development of philosophy within and beyond ‘philosophy’ as an institutional discipline or genre. Of interest here is that the importation of German philosophy into Britain was undertaken not by the recognized philosophers of the time but by literary figures, most notably Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Given the British philosophical focus on empiricism, this is an especially important phenomenon. (Another avenue of exploration is the relationship between British philosophy and British literature, a relationship not prima facie intimate as that between German philosophy and literature.) On the other side, William Blake was unknown in Germany (not then a unified state, of course). As for two-way traffic, the key figure is the literary kibitzer Henry Crabb Robinson. I began with a focus on Blake and Hegel and moved outward from there.

Comparative studies of English and German Romanticism need not bring in philosophy—my main interest—but may nevertheless be relevant or certainly of interest. Such references may show up here as well. Studies concerning Blake alone compared with others are to be found in my companion bibliography Comparative Studies of William Blake & Other Modern Writers & Thinkers: A Bibliography for a Study in Ideology. Blake may also figure in works in this bibliography as well. I have reconstructed the list of books I documented in the 1990s and have supplemented them with more books. It will take longer to ferret out journal articles, articles in books, and theses and dissertations I discovered back then and then bring those types of items up to date.

— RD, 5 February 2019


Immanuel Kant in England, 1793-1838: Henry James Richter
by René Wellek

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On Bentham and Coleridge (Excerpts) by John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill & the Dualities: Bentham & Coleridge — Commentary by Ralph Dumain

Carlyle and the Idea of the Modern:
Studies in Carlyle’s Prophetic Literature and Its Relation to Blake, Nietzsche, Marx, and Others

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Engels (& Borges) on Carlyle

Engels on the British Ideology: Empiricism, Agnosticism, & “Shamefaced Materialism”

Ebenezer Jones, 1820-1860—an English Symbolist by Jack Lindsay

Herman Melville & German Philosophy by Henry A. Pochmann

Blake and Feuerbach: An Odd Couple?
by R. Dumain

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