Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry

Science and Sensation in Romantic Poetry

by Noel Jackson

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ISBN-13: 9780521188692
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Series: Cambridge Studies in Romanticism Series , #73
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Noel Jackson is Associate Professor in the Literature Section of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: lyrical forms and empirical realities: reading Romanticism's 'language of the sense'; Part I. Senses of History: Between the Mind and the World: 1. Powers of suggestion: sensation, revolution, and Romantic aesthetics; 2. The 'sense of history' and the history of the senses: periodizing perception in Wordsworth and Blake; Part II. Senses of Community: Lyric Subjectivity and 'The Culture of the Feelings'; 3. Critical conditions: Coleridge, 'common sense', and the literature of self-experiment; 4. Sense and consensus: Wordsworth, aesthetic culture, and the poet-physician; Part III. The Persistence of the Aesthetic: Afterlives of Romanticism: 5. John Keats and the sense of the future; 6. More than a feeling? Walter Pater, Wilkie Collins, and the legacies of Wordsworthian aesthetics; Select bibliography.

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