The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

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The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

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This book argues for the importance of disability to authors of the Wordsworth-Coleridge circle. By examining texts in a variety of genres — ranging from self-experimental medical texts to lyric poetry to metaphysical essays — Stanback demonstrates the extent to which non-normative embodiment was central to Romantic-era thought and Romantic-era aesthetics. The book reassesses well-known literary and medical works by such authors as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Humphry Davy, argues for the importance of lesser-studied work by authors including Charles Lamb and Thomas Beddoes, and introduces significant unpublished work by Tom Wedgwood.

Publication Date

10-25-2017

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Palgrave Macmillan

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Basingstoke, UK

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Literature in English, British Isles

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

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