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Author McLane, Maureen N

Title Romanticism and the human sciences : poetry, population, and the discourse of the species / Maureen N. McLane
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (x, 282 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 41
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 41
Contents 1. Toward an anthropologic: poetry, literature, and the discourse of the species -- 2. Do rustics think?: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the problem of a "human diction" -- 3. Literate species: populations, "humanities," and the specific failure of literature in Frankenstein -- 4. "Arithmetic of futurity": poetry, population, and the structure of the future -- 5. Dead poets and other romantic populations: immortality and its discontents -- Epilogue, or Immortality interminable: the use of poetry for life
Summary "This study examines the dialogue between British Romantic poetry and the human sciences of the period. Maureen McLane reveals how Romantic writers participated in a new-found consciousness of human beings as a species, by analysing their work in relation to major discourses on moral philosophy, political economy, and the emerging discipline of anthropology. The book offers original readings of canonical works, including Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Percy Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, to show how the Romantics internalized and transformed ideas about the imagination, futurity, perfectibility, immortality, and population which so energized the moral and political debates of the period."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-275) and index
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Subject Geisteswissenschaften -- Literatur -- Englisch -- Geschichte -- 1798-1832.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Literature and anthropology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Social sciences -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Social problems in literature.
Romanticism -- Great Britain
Population in literature.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English literature
Literature and anthropology
Literature and society
Population in literature
Romanticism
Social problems in literature
Social sciences
Humanwissenschaften
Geisteswissenschaften
Literatur
Romantik
Gedichten.
Engels.
Romantiek.
Antropologie.
Lyrik -- englische -- Romantik.
Lyrik -- englische -- Gesellschaft -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Anthropologie -- Lyrik -- englische -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Lyrik -- englische -- Anthropologie -- Geschichte 19. Jh.
Literatur -- Englisch -- Menschenbild -- Geschichte -- 1798-1832.
Great Britain
England
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History
Form Electronic book
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