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Marianne Brooker

‘The Materials of Method’: Fugitive Knowledge and Romantic Apprehension.

My thesis explores the pursuit of complete knowledge through readings of romantic-period encyclopaedias, instructional manuals, museum descriptions, and poetry. I am particularly interested in the bibliographic practices used in the period to compile and contain ‘fugitive pieces’: ephemeral, occasional, fragmentary texts which resist coherent or permanent organisation.

Supervisor: Dr Luisa Calè