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Shelley and the Revolution in Taste

Shelley and the Revolution in Taste

The Body and the Natural World

  • Author: Timothy Morton
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521471350
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 298
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A highly original study of Shelley's thought in relation to diet, consumption, the body, nature, and culture.

The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley

The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley

  • Author: Esther Schor
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139826735
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Known from her day to ours as 'the Author of Frankenstein', Mary Shelley indeed created one of the central myths of modernity. But she went on to survive all manner of upheaval - personal, political, and professional - and to produce an oeuvre of bracing intelligence and wide cultural sweep. The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley helps readers to assess for themselves her remarkable body of work. In clear, accessible essays, a distinguished group of scholars place Shelley's works in several historical and aesthetic contexts: literary history, the legacies of her parents William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and of course the life and afterlife, in cinema, robotics and hypertext, of Frankenstein. Other topics covered include Mary Shelley as a biographer and cultural critic, as the first editor of Percy Shelley's works, and as travel writer. This invaluable volume is complemented by a chronology, a guide to further reading and a select filmography.

The Meaning of "Life" in Romantic Poetry and Poetics

The Meaning of

  • Author: Ross Wilson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135910367
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 206
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This volume brings together an impressive range of established and emerging scholars to investigate the meaning of ‘life’ in Romantic poetry and poetics. This investigation involves sustained attention to a set of challenging questions at the heart of British Romantic poetic practice and theory. Is poetry alive for the Romantic poets? If so, how? Does ‘life’ always mean ‘life’? In a range of essays from a variety of complementary perspectives, a number of major Romantic poets are examined in detail. The fate of Romantic conceptions of ‘life’ in later poetry also receives attention. Through, for examples, a revision of Blake’s relationship to so-called rationalism, a renewed examination of Wordsworth’s fascination with country graveyards, an exploration of Shelley’s concept of survival, and a discussion of the notions of ‘life’ in Byron, Kierkegaard, and Mozart, this volume opens up new and exciting terrain in Romantic poetry’s relation to literary theory, the history of philosophy, ethics, and aesthetics.

Culture, Landscape, and the Environment

Culture, Landscape, and the Environment

The Linacre Lectures, 1997

  • Author: Professor of English Kate Flint,Reader in Victorian and Modern English Literature and Fellow Kate Flint,Kate Flint,Howard Morphy,Director Centre for Cross-Cultural Research Howard Morphy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780198233787
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 225
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This collection of essays looks at the relationship between culture and the environment. Leading scholars in the humanities and social sciences explore the concept of landscape across cultures, ranging from Papua New Guinea to ancient Britain. Generously illustrated, the book provides powerful evidence of the role of culture in shaping our understanding of the material world.

Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature

Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature

  • Author: Jeremy Davies
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135016739
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 242
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Shortlisted for the University English Early Career Book Prize 2016 Shortlisted for the British Association for Romantic Studies First Book Prize 2015 When writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries explored the implications of organic and emotional sensitivity, the pain of the body gave rise to unsettling but irresistible questions. Urged on by some of their most deeply felt preoccupations – and in the case of figures like Coleridge and P. B. Shelley, by their own experiences of chronic pain – many writers found themselves drawn to the imaginative scrutiny of bodies in extremis. Bodily Pain in Romantic Literature reveals the significance of physical hurt for the poetry, philosophy, and medicine of the Romantic period. This study looks back to eighteenth-century medical controversies that made pain central to discussions about the nature of life, and forward to the birth of surgical anaesthesia in 1846. It examines why Jeremy Bentham wrote in defence of torture, and how pain sparked the imagination of thinkers from Adam Smith to the Marquis de Sade. Jeremy Davies brings to bear on Romantic studies the fascinating recent work in the medical humanities that offers a fresh understanding of bodily hurt, and shows how pain could prompt new ways of thinking about politics, ethics, and identity.

The Poems of Shelley: Volume Two

The Poems of Shelley: Volume Two

1817 - 1819

  • Author: Kelvin Everest,Geoffrey Matthews
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317901061
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was one of the major Romantic poets, and wrote what is critically recognised as some of the finest lyric poetry in the English language. This is the second volume of the five-volume The Poems of Shelley, which presents all of Shelley’s poems in chronological order and with full annotation. Date and circumstances of composition are provided for each poem and all manuscript and printed sources relevant to establishing an authoritative text are freshly examined and assessed. Headnotes and footnotes furnish the personal, literary, historical and scientific information necessary to an informed reading of Shelley’s varied and allusive verse. This volume makes extensive use of the Shelley manuscripts in the Bodleian Library and draws on the substantial recent research which has appeared on Shelley's text and contexts, and on members of his circle such as Mary Shelley, Byron, Godwin and others. It offers significant new datings and contextual exposition of major works including Prometheus Unbound, Laon and Cythna, 'Julian and Maddalo', The Cenci, and Shelley's translations from the Greek, notably his highly original translation of Euripides' The Cyclops. There are also comprehensive treatments of some of Shelley's best known shorter poems, such as 'Lines written among the Euganean Hills' and 'Ozymandias'. The annotation demonstrates the extraordinary range and richness of Shelley's literary intelligence, and situates his work in the revolutionary politics and social upheavals of the early nineteenth century. The text and annotation are supported by an extensive bibliography, a chronology, indexes, and appendices which include a detailed examination of the history of the Cenci story. The volumes of The Poems of Shelley form the most comprehensive edition of Shelley's poetry available to students and scholars.

Kinship and Killing

Kinship and Killing

The Animal in World Religions

  • Author: Katherine Wills Perlo
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231519605
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 256
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Through close readings of Jewish, Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist texts, Katherine Wills Perlo proves that our relationship with animals shapes religious doctrine, particularly through the tension between animal exploitation and the bonds of kinship. She pinpoints four different strategies for coping with this conflict. The first is aggression, in which a divinely conferred superiority or karma justifies animal usage. The second is evasion, which emphasizes benevolent aspects of the human-animal relationship within the exploitative structure, such as the image of Jesus as a "good shepherd." The third is defense, which acknowledges the problematic nature of killing, leading many religions to adopt a propitiation mechanism, such as apologizing for sacrifice. And the fourth is effective-defensive, which recognizes animal abuse as inherently unethical. As humans feel more empathy toward animals, Perlo finds that adherents revise their interpretations of religious texts. Preexisting ontologies, such as Christianity's changing God or Buddhism's principle of impermanence, along with advances in farming practices and technology, also encourage changes in treatment. As cultures begin to appreciate the different types of perception and consciousness experienced by nonhumans, definitions of reality become complicated and humans lean more toward unitary accounts of shared existence. These evolving attitudes exert a crucial influence on religious thought, Perlo argues, moving humans ever closer to a nonspeciesist world.

Topographies of the Sacred

Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

  • Author: Catherine E. Rigby
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813922751
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 323
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Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the Sacred is the first book to compare English and German literary models of romanticism. Rigby treats not only canonical British romantics but an array of major figures in Continental literature, philosophy, and natural history, including Rousseau, Herder, Goethe, Schelling, Schiller, and Alexander von Humboldt. Following the pioneering work of Jonathan Bate and Karl Kroeber, she probes romantic understandings of nature, the source of the sacred, the power of place, and the role of literature, with a view to uncovering the tensions and ambivalences within the European romantic tradition. The result is a synthetic and philosophically inflected study that looks at the literary and ecological significance of place within a broad cultural context.

Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form

Coleridge and the Philosophy of Poetic Form

  • Author: Ewan James Jones
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316061833
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Ewan James Jones argues that Coleridge engaged most significantly with philosophy not through systematic argument, but in verse. Jones carries this argument through a series of sustained close readings, both of canonical texts such as Christabel and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, and also of less familiar verse, such as Limbo. Such work shows that the essential elements of poetic expression - a poem's metre, rhythm, rhyme and other such formal features - enabled Coleridge to think in an original and distinctive manner, which his systematic philosophy impeded. Attentiveness to such formal features, which has for some time been overlooked in Coleridge scholarship, permits a rethinking of the relationship between eighteenth-century verse and philosophy more broadly, as it engages with issues including affect, materiality and self-identity. Coleridge's poetic thinking, Jones argues, both consolidates and radicalises the current literary critical rediscovery of form.

Colloquium Helveticum

Colloquium Helveticum

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Literature
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Keats-Shelley Review

Keats-Shelley Review

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: English literature
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Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite

Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite

Eating Romanticism

  • Author: T. Morton
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1403981396
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 287
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Cultures of Taste/Theories of Appetite brings two major critical impulses within the field of Romanticism to bear upon an important and growing field of research: appetite and its related discourses of taste and consumption. As consumption, in all its metaphorical variety, comes to displace the body as a theoritical site for challenging the distinction between inside and outside, food itself has attracted attention as a device to interrogate the rhetoric and politics of Romanticism. In brief, the volume initiates a dialogue between the cultural politics of food and eating, and the philosophical implications of ingestion, digestion and excretion.

Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft

Referatedienst zur Literaturwissenschaft

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  • Category: Literature
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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

  • Author: Timothy Morton
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • ISBN: 9780415227322
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 202
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is one of the most widely studied works of English literature, and Frankenstein's creature is a key figure in the popular imagination. This sourcebook examines Mary Shelley's novel within its literary and cultural contexts, bringing together material on: *the contexts from which Frankenstein emerged *the novel's early reception *adaptation and performance of the work (from theatre to pop music) *recent criticism. All documents are discussed and explained. The volume also includes offers carefully annotated key passages from the novel itself and concludes with a list of recommended editions and further reading, to allow readers to pursue their study in the areas that interest them most. This sourcebook provides an ideal orientation to the novel, its reception history and the critical material that surrounds it.

Scotland and the Fictions of Geography

Scotland and the Fictions of Geography

North Britain 1760–1830

  • Author: Penny Fielding
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107321205
  • Category: Literary Criticism
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Focusing on the relationship between England and Scotland and the interaction between history and geography, Penny Fielding explores how Scottish literature in the Romantic period was shaped by the understanding of place and space. This book examines geography as a form of regional, national and global definition, addressing national surveys, local stories, place-names and travel writing, and argues that the case of Scotland complicates the identification of Romanticism with the local. Fielding considers Scotland as 'North Britain' in a period when the North of Europe was becoming a strong cultural and political identity, and explores ways in which Scotland was both formative and disruptive of British national consciousness. Containing studies of Robert Burns, Walter Scott and James Hogg, as well as the lesser-known figures of Anne Grant and Margaret Chalmers, this study discusses an exceptionally broad range of historical, geographical, scientific, linguistic, antiquarian and political writing from throughout North Britain.

Romance and Revolution

Romance and Revolution

Shelley and the Politics of a Genre

  • Author: David Duff
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521450188
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 276
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Relates the revival of literary romance to the French Revolution's imaginative impact on English Romanticism.

A Critical History of English Poetry

A Critical History of English Poetry

  • Author: Herbert Grierson,J. C. Smith
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1472509013
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 612
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This famous work was the result of the wartime collaboration of two Scottish scholars. Their tracing of the course of English poetry has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as a 'volume of masterly compression'. They deliberately spend most time on the greatest poets, believing that, significant as traditions and influences are, the great poet himself affects the spirit of his age and moulds the tradition he has inherited. At the same time, enough attention is paid to minor poets to make the book historically complete, and to fill in the most important links in the chain of poetic development. Thus Gower is here, as well as Chaucer; Patmore, as well as Browning. Both in scope and in detail A Critical History of English Poetry is a distinguished and valuable work.

The Ecological Thought

The Ecological Thought

  • Author: Timothy Morton
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674056736
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 184
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In this passionate, lucid, and surprising book, Timothy Morton argues that all forms of life are connected in a vast, entangling mesh. This interconnectedness penetrates all dimensions of life. No being, construct, or object can exist independently from the ecological entanglement, Morton contends, nor does “Nature” exist as an entity separate from the uglier or more synthetic elements of life.

A Preface to Shelley

A Preface to Shelley

  • Author: Patricia Hodgart
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317881001
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 204
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This volume discusses the life and work of Percy Bysshe Shelley in the social and political context of the world and time in which he lived.

A Short History of Modern English Literature

A Short History of Modern English Literature

  • Author: Edmund Gosse
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110803392X
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 430
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Written by well-established critic Edmund Gosse, this 1898 work traces the history of English literature from Chaucer to Tennyson.