Charles Altieri is Stageberg Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of many books, including The Particulars of Rapture: An Aesthetics of the Affects, also from Cornell, and Postmodernism Now: Essays on Contemporaneity in the Arts.
Reckoning with the Imagination
Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience
Charles Altieri argues for a reconsideration of the Kantian tradition of Idealist ethics, which he believes can restore much of the power of the arguments for the role of aesthetics in...
Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity
Toward a Phenomenology of Value
Altieri focuses his attention on the poetry of Wallace Stevens, arguing that critics have failed to appreciate the degree to which modernist poetry, like modernist art, breaks from the epistemology that arose from cultures of empiricism.
The Particulars of Rapture
An Aesthetics of the Affects
This brilliant, penetrating, and ambitious book by a well-known literary theorist studies the complex relationship between the emotions on the one side and literary works and paintings on the other. A central aim of Charles Altieri's is to rescue our...