» Nonsite Author: Walter L. Reed
December 28th, 2011
Washington Irving

London Calling: The Urban Chronotope of Romanticism

By , Emory University

London is alienated from itself in its artificial opposition to the otherness of nature. But it can also be rendered alien or other by its deep historical past, a past still visible within it. This is a temporal dislocation rather than the geographical and ontological one that Wordsworth envisions in The Prelude.

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