Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life

Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life

by Nicholas Roe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198187238

ISBN-13: 9780198187233

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Bringing together an exciting variety of approaches, the fifteen authors here direct attention to Coleridge's relation to the "sciences of life"—a term which embraces a much broader field than modern "science." Accordingly there are essays on Coleridge and the vitalist debate, political and social ideas, race theories, dissent, literary

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Bringing together an exciting variety of approaches, the fifteen authors here direct attention to Coleridge's relation to the "sciences of life"—a term which embraces a much broader field than modern "science." Accordingly there are essays on Coleridge and the vitalist debate, political and social ideas, race theories, dissent, literary relations, and language, as well as on his relation to contemporary optics, chemistry, geology, anatomy, and medicine. Taken all together, Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life marks a vital and exciting development in Coleridge criticism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198187233
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Abbreviations
A Note on References
1Introduction: Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Sciences of Life1
2Myths of Community in the Lyrical Ballads 1798-1998: The Commonwealth and the Constitution25
3The Political Sciences of Life: From American Pantisocracy to British Romanticism47
4Jews, Jubilee, and Harringtonianism in Coleridge and Maria Edgeworth: Republican Conversions69
5Coleridge and 'the Ouran utang Hypothesis': Romantic Theories of Race91
6Theorizing Golgotha: Coleridge, Race Theory, and the Skull Beneath the Skin117
7'Kubla Khan' and the Theory of the Earth134
8Coleridge's 'Abstruse Researches'155
9Space for Speculation: Coleridge, Barbauld, and the Poetics of Priestley175
10The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Frankenstein207
11Coleridge's 'Hymn before Sun-rise' and the Voice Not Heard224
12Coleridge and the End of Autonomy246
13Historicism Readings of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner271
14Coleridge's Secret Ministry: Historical Reading and Editorial Theory297
15How shall we write the Life of Coleridge?315
Bibliography330
Contributors350
Index353

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