Essayistik als Selbsttechnik
Wahrheitspraxis im Zeitalter der Aufklärung
[Essayistic Writing as a Technology of the Self: Practicing Truth in the Age of Enlightenment]
Aims and Scope
The essay became popular in Europe during the 18th century. From early “edifying weeklies” and to the journals published around 1800, the essay served an emergent bourgeois audience as a means of critical reflection. For the first time, this study applies textual analysis to show that essay writers during the Enlightenment conceived of the essay as a technology of the self. It traces the forms of subjectivity developed through essayistic writing.
- 23.0 x 15.5 cm
- ix, 335 pages
- 4 Fig.
- Type of Publication:
- The essay; the literary subject; Enlightenment
- Literary scholars, cultural scholars, philosophers