The Resource Animality in British Romanticism : the aesthetics of species, Peter Heymans

Animality in British Romanticism : the aesthetics of species, Peter Heymans

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Animality in British Romanticism : the aesthetics of species
Title
Animality in British Romanticism
Title remainder
the aesthetics of species
Statement of responsibility
Peter Heymans
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The scientific, political, and industrial revolutions of the Romantic period transformed the status of humans and redefined the concept of species. This book examines literary representations of human and non-human animality in British Romanticism. The book's novel approach focuses on the role of aesthetic taste in the Romantic understanding of the animal. Concentrating on the discourses of the sublime, the beautiful, and the ugly, Heymans argues that the Romantics' aesthetic views of animality influenced--and were influenced by--their moral, scientific, political, and theological judgment. The study reveals how feelings of environmental alienation and disgust played a positive moral role in animal rights poetry, why ugliness presented such a major problem for Romantic-period scientists and theologians, and how, in political writings, the violent yet awe-inspiring power of exotic species came to symbolize the beauty and terror of the French Revolution. Linking the works of Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Erasmus Darwin, and William Paley to the theories of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Burke, this book brings an original perspective to the fields of ecocriticism, animal studies, and literature and science studies"--Provided by publisher
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1983-
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Heymans, Peter
Dewey number
820.9/36209034
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.A55
LC item number
H49 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in romanticism
Series volume
16
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Animals in literature
  • English literature
  • Philosophy in literature
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Romanticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • PHILOSOPHY / Aesthetics
  • NATURE / General
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Animality in British Romanticism : the aesthetics of species, Peter Heymans
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-216) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. The environmental ethics of alienation: the ecological sublime -- Green masochism: Coleridge's "The rime of the ancient mariner" -- Hunting for pleasure: Wordsworth's ecofeminism Pt. 2. Humans and other moving things: Wordsworth visits London (with Deleuze and Guattari) -- The cute and the cruel: taste, animality and sexual violence in Burke and Blake -- A problem of waste management: Frankenstein and the visual order of things -- Pt. 3. Revelation, reason, ridicule: the scientific sublime -- A taste of God: natural theology and the aesthetics of Intelligent Design -- Beauty with a past: evolutionary aesthetics in Erasmus Darwin's The temple of nature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780415507301
Lccn
2012012712
System control number
  • 4103564-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4103564
  • (Sirsi) i9780415507301
Label
Animality in British Romanticism : the aesthetics of species, Peter Heymans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-216) and index
Contents
Pt. 1. The environmental ethics of alienation: the ecological sublime -- Green masochism: Coleridge's "The rime of the ancient mariner" -- Hunting for pleasure: Wordsworth's ecofeminism Pt. 2. Humans and other moving things: Wordsworth visits London (with Deleuze and Guattari) -- The cute and the cruel: taste, animality and sexual violence in Burke and Blake -- A problem of waste management: Frankenstein and the visual order of things -- Pt. 3. Revelation, reason, ridicule: the scientific sublime -- A taste of God: natural theology and the aesthetics of Intelligent Design -- Beauty with a past: evolutionary aesthetics in Erasmus Darwin's The temple of nature
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 224 p.
Isbn
9780415507301
Lccn
2012012712
System control number
  • 4103564-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4103564
  • (Sirsi) i9780415507301

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