1. Introduction: from representation to poiesis Richard Eldridge; 2. Confession and forgiveness: Hegel's poetics of action J. M. Bernstein; 3. The values of articulation: aesthetics after the aesthetic ideology Charles Altieri; 4. In their own voice: philosophical writing and actual experience Arthur C. Danto; 5. Poetry and truth-conditions Samuel Fleischaker; 6. Fractal contours: chaos and system in the Romantic fragment Azade Seyhan; 7. The mind's horizon Stanley Bates; 8. Kant, Hoelderlin, and the experience of longing Richard Eldridge; 9. Wordsworth and the reception of poetry Michael Fischer; 10. Self-consciousness, social guilt, and Romantic poetry: Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Wordsworth's Old Pedlar Kenneth R. Johnston; 11. Her blood and his mirror: Mary Coleridge, Luce Irigaray and the female self Christine Battersby; 12. Scene: an exchange of letters Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Jean-Luc Nancy.
Explores the migration of traditional philosophical problems into literature since the Romantic and Idealist periods.
Review of the hardback: 'A greater measure of agreement will only be possible when more books of the quality of Beyond Representation have painted their grey on grey, and reshaped our understanding of the ethics and aesthetics of Romanticism.' John Kerrigan, The Times Literary Supplement