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The Resource British Romanticism and the science of the mind, Alan Richardson

British Romanticism and the science of the mind, Alan Richardson

Label
British Romanticism and the science of the mind
Title
British Romanticism and the science of the mind
Statement of responsibility
Alan Richardson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, Alan Richardson examines an entire range of intellectual, cultural, and ideological points of contact between British Romantic literary writing and the pioneering brain science of the time. Richardson breaks new ground in two fields, revealing a significant and undervalued facet of British Romanticism while demonstrating the "Romantic" character of early neuroscience. Crucial notions like the active mind, organicism, the unconscious, the fragmented subject, instinct, and intuition, arising simultaneously within the literature and psychology of the era, take on unsuspected valences that transform conventional accounts of Romantic cultural history. Neglected issues like the corporeality of mind, the role of non-linguistic communication, and the peculiarly Romantic understanding of cultural universals are reopened in discussions that bring new light to bear on long-standing critical puzzles, from Coleridge's suppression of "Kubla Khan", to Wordsworth's perplexing theory of poetic language, to Austen's interest in head injury."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Richardson, Alan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
47
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  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • Romanticism
  • Mind and body in literature
  • Psychology in literature
Label
British Romanticism and the science of the mind, Alan Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Introduction: neural Romanticism.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Coleridge and the new unconscious.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • beating mind: Wordsworth's poetics and the "science of feelings".
  • p. 66
  • 4.
  • Of heartache and head injury: minds, brains, and the subject of Persuasion.
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Keats and the glories of the brain.
  • p. 114
  • 6.
  • Embodied universalism, Romantic discourse, and the anthropological imagination.
  • p. 151
  • 7.
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 181
  • Notes.
  • p. 186
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • Index.
  • p. 237
Control code
20000a831857
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 243 p
Isbn
9780521781916
Lccn
lc00050356
Other physical details
ill.
Label
British Romanticism and the science of the mind, Alan Richardson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • List of illustrations
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • 1.
  • Introduction: neural Romanticism.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Coleridge and the new unconscious.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • beating mind: Wordsworth's poetics and the "science of feelings".
  • p. 66
  • 4.
  • Of heartache and head injury: minds, brains, and the subject of Persuasion.
  • p. 93
  • 5.
  • Keats and the glories of the brain.
  • p. 114
  • 6.
  • Embodied universalism, Romantic discourse, and the anthropological imagination.
  • p. 151
  • 7.
  • Epilogue.
  • p. 181
  • Notes.
  • p. 186
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 219
  • Index.
  • p. 237
Control code
20000a831857
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xx, 243 p
Isbn
9780521781916
Lccn
lc00050356
Other physical details
ill.

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