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Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural : Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789-1852

By: Budge, Gavin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (304 p.).ISBN: 9781137284310.Subject(s): English literature - 18th century - History and criticism | English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism | English literature - 19th century - History and criticism | English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Human body in literature | Human body in literature | Literature and medicine | Literature and medicine | Romanticism - Great Britain - History - 18th century | Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century | Romanticism - Great Britain - History - 19th century | Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century | Supernatural in literature | Supernatural in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Romanticism, Medicine and the Natural Supernatural : Transcendent Vision and Bodily Spectres, 1789-1852DDC classification: 809.034 | 820.9145 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Radcliffe and the Spectral Scene of Reading; 2 Erasmus Darwin and Wordsworth''s Poetics; 3 Indigestion and Coleridge''s Medical Imagination; 4 Irritability and the Politics of Deerbrook; 5 Slavery and Mass Society in Uncle Tom''s Cabin; 6 The Hallucination of the Real: Pre-Raphaelite Vision, Democracy and Masculinity; Conclusion: Nineteenth-Century Medicine and the Genealogy of English Studies; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: 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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Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Radcliffe and the Spectral Scene of Reading; 2 Erasmus Darwin and Wordsworth''s Poetics; 3 Indigestion and Coleridge''s Medical Imagination; 4 Irritability and the Politics of Deerbrook; 5 Slavery and Mass Society in Uncle Tom''s Cabin; 6 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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GAVIN BUDGE is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He is the author of Charlotte M Yonge: Religion, Feminism and Realism in the Victorian Novel (Lang 2007), and editor of a collection of essays, Romantic Empiricism: Poetics and the Philosophy of Common Sense.

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