What is Romanticism? To answer this question, it is not enough to perpetuate the established views propagated in literary studies. Instead, this volume is concerned with making readable a knowledge culture for Romanticism and its semiotic systems. The chapters reflect in an interdisciplinary manner the communication on offer from Romanticism of its own understanding of literature and art and reconstruct how in different media, discourses and aesthetic processes the Romanticisation of the world is projected and effected as an ordering of knowledge. Thus they provide an opportunity for the exemplary formulation of a versatile cultural hermeneutics.