Romantic Science

Author: Noah Heringman
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791457023
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Romantic Science from the Author: Noah Heringman. Uncovers the vital role that new scientific discoveries played in Romantic literary culture.

Sweet Science

Author: Amanda Jo Goldstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645858X
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Sweet Science from the Author: Amanda Jo Goldstein. Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information. But it was not always so. In Sweet Science, Amanda Jo Goldstein returns to the beginnings of the division of labor between literature and science to recover a tradition of Romantic life writing for which poetry was a privileged technique of empirical inquiry. Goldstein puts apparently literary projects, such as William Blake’s poetry of embryogenesis, Goethe’s journals On Morphology, and Percy Shelley’s “poetry of life,” back into conversation with the openly poetic life sciences of Erasmus Darwin, J. G. Herder, Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, and Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire. Such poetic sciences, Goldstein argues, share in reviving Lucretius’s De rerum natura to advance a view of biological life as neither self-organized nor autonomous, but rather dependent on the collaborative and symbolic processes that give it viable and recognizable form. They summon De rerum natura for a logic of life resistant to the vitalist stress on self-authorizing power and to make a monumental case for poetry’s role in the perception and communication of empirical realities. The first dedicated study of this mortal and materialist dimension of Romantic biopoetics, Sweet Science opens a through-line between Enlightenment materialisms of nature and Marx’s coming historical materialism.

A Concise Companion To The Romantic Age

Author: Jon Klancher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444308570
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A Concise Companion To The Romantic Age from the Author: Jon Klancher. A Concise Companion to the Romantic Age provides new perspectives on the relationships between literature and culture in Britain from 1780 to 1830 Provides original essays from a variety of multi-disciplinary scholars on the Romantic era Includes fresh insights into such topics as religious controversy and politics, empire and nationalism, and the relationship of Romanticism to modernist aesthetics Ranges across the Romantic era's literary, visual, and non-fictional genres

The Ecology Of British Romantic Conservatism 1790 1837

Author: Katey Castellano
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137354208
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The Ecology Of British Romantic Conservatism 1790 1837 from the Author: Katey Castellano. Analyzing Romantic conservative critiques of modernity found in literature, philosophy, natural history, and agricultural periodicals, this book finds a common theme in the 'intergenerational imagination.' This impels an environmental ethic in which obligations to past and future generations shape decisions about inherited culture and land.

Romantic Naturalists Early Environmentalists

Author: Dewey W. Hall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317061500
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Romantic Naturalists Early Environmentalists from the Author: Dewey W. Hall. In his study of Romantic naturalists and early environmentalists, Dewey W. Hall asserts that William Wordsworth and Ralph Waldo Emerson were transatlantic literary figures who were both influenced by the English naturalist Gilbert White. In Part 1, Hall examines evidence that as Romantic naturalists interested in meteorology, Wordsworth and Emerson engaged in proto-environmental activity that drew attention to the potential consequences of the locomotive's incursion into Windermere and Concord. In Part 2, Hall suggests that Wordsworth and Emerson shaped the early environmental movement through their work as poets-turned-naturalists, arguing that Wordsworth influenced Octavia Hill’s contribution to the founding of the United Kingdom’s National Trust in 1895, while Emerson inspired John Muir to spearhead the United States’ National Parks movement in 1890. Hall’s book traces the connection from White as a naturalist-turned-poet to Muir as the quintessential early environmental activist who camped in Yosemite with President Theodore Roosevelt. Throughout, Hall raises concerns about the growth of industrialization to make a persuasive case for literature's importance to the rise of environmentalism.

Seeing Suffering In Women S Literature Of The Romantic Era

Author: Elizabeth A. Dolan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351901338
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Seeing Suffering In Women S Literature Of The Romantic Era from the Author: Elizabeth A. Dolan. Arguing that vision was the dominant mode for understanding suffering in the Romantic era, Elizabeth A. Dolan shows that Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, and Mary Shelley experimented with aesthetic and scientific visual methods in order to expose the social structures underlying suffering. Dolan's exploration of illness, healing, and social justice in the writings of these three authors depends on two major questions: How do women writers' innovations in literary form make visible previously unseen suffering? And, how do women authors portray embodied vision to claim literary authority? Dolan's research encompasses a wide range of primary sources in science and medicine, including nosology, health travel, botany, and ophthalmology, allowing her to map the resonances and disjunctions between medical theory and literature. This in turn points towards a revisioning of enduring themes in Romanticism such as the figure of the Romantic poet, the relationship between the mind and nature, sensibility and sympathy, solitude and sociability, landscape aesthetics, the reform novel, and Romantic-era science. Dolan's book is distinguished by its deep engagement with several disciplines and genres, making it a key text for understanding Romanticism, the history of medicine, and the position of the woman writer during the period.

Worm Work

Author: Janelle A. Schwartz
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Worm Work from the Author: Janelle A. Schwartz.

Victorian Sensation

Author: James A. Secord
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226744117
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Victorian Sensation from the Author: James A. Secord. "When Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation was published anonymously in 1844, it sparked one of the great sensations of the Victorian era, startling and scandalizing more than one hundred thousand readers with its vision of the solar system's formation and humanity's origins."--Back cover.