Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural

Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789-1852
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ISBN-13:
9781137284310
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eBook
Seiten:
295
Autor:
Gavin Budge
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PDF
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eBook
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Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
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This fascinating interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between literary interest in visionary kinds of experience and medical ideas about hallucination and the nerves in the first half of the nineteenth century, focusing on canonical Romantic authors, the work of women writers influenced by Romanticism, and visual culture.
Acknowledgements Introduction Radcliffe and the Spectral Scene of Reading Erasmus Darwin and Wordsworth's Poetics Indigestion and Coleridge's Medical Imagination Irritability and the Politics of Deerbrook Slavery and Mass Society in Uncle Tom's Cabin The Hallucination of the Real: Pre-Raphaelite Vision, Democracy and Masculinity Conclusion: Nineteenth-Century Medicine and the Genealogy of English Studies Notes Bibliography Index
This fascinating interdisciplinary study examines the relationship between literary interest in visionary kinds of experience and medical ideas about hallucination and the nerves in the first half of the nineteenth century, focusing on canonical Romantic authors, the work of women writers influenced by Romanticism, and visual culture.

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