Markus J. Poetzsch is a Professor of British Romantic literature at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. He holds a PhD from Dalhousie University and his publications include a forthcoming book entitled “Visionary Dreariness”: Readings in Romanticism’s Quotidian Sublime (Routledge), which proposes a reconceptualization of the sublime as an everyday event. His interest in the experience and aesthetics of transcendence has led him to explore the Holocaust as an instantiation of the limits of linguistic and other semiological structures. His current research is focused on the intersections of pedestrianism, imagination and memory.
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