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The Resource Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832, Richard C. Sha

Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832, Richard C. Sha

Label
Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832
Title
Perverse romanticism
Title remainder
aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832
Statement of responsibility
Richard C. Sha
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Richard C. Sha's revealing study considers how science shaped notions of sexuality, reproduction, and gender in the Romantic period
  • "Richard C. Sha's study considers how science shaped notions of sexuality, reproduction, and gender in the Romantic period. Through careful readings of scientific texts, the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and Longinus, and the works of such writers as William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Lord Byron, Sha explores the influence of contemporary aesthetics and biology on literary Romanticism." "At the nexus of Kantian aesthetics, literary analysis, and the history of medicine, Perverse Romanticism makes an important contribution to the study of sexuality in the long eighteenth century."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sha, Richard C
Dewey number
820.9/145
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.R65
LC item number
S53 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • Aesthetics in literature
  • Sex in literature
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Sexuality
  • Esthetics
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • Literature
  • United Kingdom
Label
Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832, Richard C. Sha
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Romantic science and the perversification of sexual pleasure -- Historicizing perversion: perversity, perversion, and the rise of function in the biological sciences -- One sex or two? Nervous bodies, romantic puberty, and the natural origins of perverse desires -- The perverse aesthetics of romanticism: purposiveness with purpose -- Fiery joys perverted to ten commands: William Blake, the perverse turn, and sexual liberation -- Byron, epic puberty, and polymorphous perversity
Control code
214322853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 359 pages
Isbn
9780801890413
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)214322853
Label
Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832, Richard C. Sha
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Romantic science and the perversification of sexual pleasure -- Historicizing perversion: perversity, perversion, and the rise of function in the biological sciences -- One sex or two? Nervous bodies, romantic puberty, and the natural origins of perverse desires -- The perverse aesthetics of romanticism: purposiveness with purpose -- Fiery joys perverted to ten commands: William Blake, the perverse turn, and sexual liberation -- Byron, epic puberty, and polymorphous perversity
Control code
214322853
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 359 pages
Isbn
9780801890413
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008013123
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)214322853

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