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The Resource Experimental life : vitalism in Romantic science and literature, Robert Mitchell

Experimental life : vitalism in Romantic science and literature, Robert Mitchell

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Experimental life : vitalism in Romantic science and literature
Title
Experimental life
Title remainder
vitalism in Romantic science and literature
Statement of responsibility
Robert Mitchell
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Experimental Life establishes the multiple ways in which Romantic authors appropriated the notion of experimentation from the natural sciences. If the objective of the Romantic movement was nothing less than to redefine the meaning of life itself, what role did experiments play in this movement? While earlier scholarship has established both the importance of science generally and vitalism specifically, with regard to Romanticism no study has investigated what it meant for artists to experiment and how those experiments related to their interest in the concept of life. Experimental Life draws on approaches and ideas from contemporary science studies, proposing the concept of experimental vitalism to show both how Romantic authors appropriated the concept of experimentation from the sciences and the impact of their appropriation on post-Romantic concepts of literature and art. Robert Mitchell navigates complex conceptual arenas such as network theory, gift exchange, paranoia, and biomedia and introduces new concepts, such as cryptogamia, chylopoietic discourse, trance-plantation, and the poetics of suspension. As a result, Experimental Life is a wide-ranging summation and extension of the current state of literary studies, the history of science, cultural critique, and theory.--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
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1969-
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Mitchell, Robert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Romanticism
  • Vitalism in literature
  • Life in literature
  • English literature
  • Life
  • Literature
  • Literature and science
  • Romanticism
  • Vitalism
  • England
Label
Experimental life : vitalism in Romantic science and literature, Robert Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romanticism, art, and experiments -- Suspended animation, slow time, and the poetics of trance -- A cold northern breeze: life, orientation, and abandoned experiments -- Chylopoeisis: nausea, digestion, and the collapsurgence of system -- The media of life -- Cryptogamia -- Conclusion: biopolitics and experimental vitalism
Control code
025137508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781421410883
Lccn
2013004819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Experimental life : vitalism in Romantic science and literature, Robert Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Romanticism, art, and experiments -- Suspended animation, slow time, and the poetics of trance -- A cold northern breeze: life, orientation, and abandoned experiments -- Chylopoeisis: nausea, digestion, and the collapsurgence of system -- The media of life -- Cryptogamia -- Conclusion: biopolitics and experimental vitalism
Control code
025137508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 309 pages
Isbn
9781421410883
Lccn
2013004819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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