Romantic Science

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

Autobiography And Natural Science In The Age Of Romanticism

Author: Bernhard Kuhn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317176898
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Autobiography And Natural Science In The Age Of Romanticism. Set against the backdrop of a rapidly fissuring disciplinary landscape where poetry and science are increasingly viewed as irreconcilable and unrelated, Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a previously ignored, fundamental connection between autobiography and the natural sciences. Examining the autobiographies and scientific writings of Rousseau, Goethe, and Thoreau as representative of their ages, Kuhn challenges the now entrenched thesis of the "two cultures." Rather, these three writers are exemplary in that their autobiographical and scientific writings may be read not as separate or even antithetical but as mutually constitutive projects that challenge the newly emerging boundaries between scientific and humanistic thought during the Romantic period. Reading each writer's life stories and nature works side by side-as they were written-Kuhn reveals the scientific character of autobiographical writing while demonstrating the autobiographical nature of natural science. He considers all three writers in the context of scientific developments in their own times as well as ours, showing how each one marks a distinctive stage in the growing estrangement of the arts and sciences, from the self-assured epistemic unity of Rousseau's time, to the splintering of disciplines into competing ways of knowing under the pressures of specialization and professionalization during the late Romantic age of Thoreau. His book thus traces an unfolding drama, in which these writers and their contemporaries, each situated in an intellectual landscape more fragmented than the last, seek to keep together what modern culture is determined to break apart.

Sweet Science

Author: Amanda Jo Goldstein
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022645858X
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Sweet Science. 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.

Sciences Of Antiquity

Author: Noah Heringman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191626066
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Sciences Of Antiquity. In the course of the eighteenth century, discoveries ranging from Tahiti to Pompeii initiated a scientific turn in the study of the past. Seeking a formal language to display these new findings, Romantic-era plate books presented a wide array of objects as ancient relics. This proliferation of antiquities, a product of old affinities between natural history and antiquarianism, provided new material for the formation of archaeology, geology, anthropology, and other modern disciplines. Sciences of Antiquity traces the production of five scholarly plate books on subjects of major literary and scientific interest at the time: South Pacific voyaging, Mount Vesuvius, ancient Greek vases, monuments in English cathedrals, and the geology of southeast England. Focusing on illustrators, fieldworkers, and ghostwriters associated with this type of scholarly publication, Heringman explores how the expertise acquired by these largely self-educated intellectuals precipitated a major shift in the way research was done - from patronage to professionalism. Their scholarship and technical skills demanded recognition, sparking conflicts over the division of labour and the role of institutions such as the Royal Society and the Society of Antiquaries. Ambitious, collaborative plate books, such as The Collection of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities (1776) and Sepulchral Monuments of Great Britain (1799), forged a broader and deeper perception of antiquity as extending far beyond the Greco-Roman world.

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. 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

Romanticism

Author: Frederick Burwick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470659831
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Romanticism. "Romanticism Keywords offers readers an invaluable collection of 70 key terms most frequently discussed by authors of the Romantic period--and most often deliberated and debated by contemporary critics and literary historians of the era"--

The Oxford Handbook Of William Wordsworth

Author: Richard Gravil
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191019658
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The Oxford Handbook Of William Wordsworth. The Oxford Handbook of William Wordsworth deploys its forty-eight original essays, by an international team of scholar-critics, to present a stimulating account of Wordsworth's life and achievement and to map new directions in criticism. Nineteen essays explore the highlights of a long career systematically, giving special prominence to the lyric Wordsworth of Lyrical Ballads and the Poems in Two Volumes and to the blank verse poet of 'The Recluse'. Most of the other essays return to the poetry while exploring other dimensions of the life and work of the major Romantic poet. The result is a dialogic exploration of many major texts and problems in Wordsworth scholarship. This uniquely comprehensive handbook is structured so as to present, in turn, Wordsworth's life, career, and networks; aspects of the major lyrical and narrative poetry; components of 'The Recluse'; his poetical inheritance and his transformation of poetics; the variety of intellectual influences upon his work, from classical republican thought to modern science; his shaping of modern culture in such fields as gender, landscape, psychology, ethics, politics, religion and ecology; and his 19th- and 20th-century reception-most importantly by poets, but also in modern criticism and scholarship.

Danish Yearbook Of Philosophy Vol 44 2009

Author: Finn Collin
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 8763530988
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Danish Yearbook Of Philosophy Vol 44 2009 . The Danish Yearbook of Philosophy is a peer reviewed journal committed to publishing high quality articles from Danish and international scholars, and encourages papers across a wide range of philosophical issues. Volume 44 includes the following: Unreduced Experience in the Medium of Conceptual Reflection: Adorno and the Future of Post-Analytical Philosophy * Dissent in Communicative Ethics and Political Philosophy * A Brief History of Climatological Time * Modalities of Science: Narrative, Phronesis, and the Practices of Medicine * Humanities for Humanity 2.0: The Problem of 'Human' as a Projectible Predicate * A New Start for the Humanities Is Required for the 21st Century: A Debate among Steve Fuller, Ronald Schleifer, and Robert Markley

The Romance Of Victorian Natural History

Author: Lynn L. Merrill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Romance Of Victorian Natural History. The nineteenth century is frequently referred to as the golden age of the amateur naturalist. This study focuses on how the enthusiasm for natural history in the 19th century produced characteristic ways of conceptualizing and visualizing the world--especially the Victorian fascination with particulars-- as frequently seen in Victorian poetry, fiction, history, and textual studies. Arguing for natural history as an influential literary genre, Merrill examines the language and recurrent motifs in Victorian and some American natural history texts-- metaphors of keen vision, preoccupation with scale, and motifs of microscopes, museums, and collecting--and surveys the works of Philip Henry Gosse, Charles Kingsley, Hugh Miller, and John Burroughs.

Literary Research And The British Romantic Era

Author: Peggy Keeran
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Literary Research And The British Romantic Era. The British Romantic era (ca. 1775-1830) was a time of contradictions, of growth, and of diversity in all aspects of English life. "Romanticism" originally referred to the works of six male poets: Wordsworth, Blake, Shelley, Coleridge, Keats, and Byron. However, current scholarly attempts to demonstrate that the period encompasses a rich and varied range of poets, essayists, and novelists of both genders have caused the definition to come under debate. Not limiting itself to these six figures, Literary Research and the British Romantic Era discusses English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh resources for both primary and secondary research within the Romantic Era, including general literary research guides; union library catalogs; print and online bibliographies; manuscripts and archives; microfilm and digitization projects; eighteenth and nineteenth century journals and newspapers; contemporary reviews; and electronic texts, journals, and Web resources. Each chapter addresses the best methods to extract relevant information from the research tools employed, enabling scholars to find relevant materials. The strengths and weakness of core and specialized electronic and print research tools and standard search techniques are also examined.