Global Romanticism IV: Acknowledging Unacknowledged Legislators

By manuchander by Manu Samriti Chander Last time I brought up Shelley’s famous line at the end of the Defence of Poetry, suggesting that Derozio, like other brown Romantics, conceived of his position as a poet as a world-legislator—the terminal uniqueness of the poet made it possible for figures struggling with questions of uncertain cultural membership to […] …read more