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Regenerating Romanticism : botany, sensibility, and originality in British literature, 1750-1830

Title
Regenerating Romanticism : botany, sensibility, and originality in British literature, 1750-1830 / Melissa Bailes.
ISBN
9780813949406
0813949408
9780813949413
0813949416
9780813949420
Publication
Charlottesville [Virginia] : University of Virginia Press, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
viii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary
"This book renovates understandings of sensibility and its importance to the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century movement of scientific literature within genres such as poetry, novels, travel writing, children's literature, and even literary criticism that engage with the natural sciences, and especially with botany, by male and female writers, including Charlotte Smith, Anna Seward, Maria Riddell, Anna Barbauld, and Sydney Owenson, among many others."-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
July 31, 2023
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-262) and index.
Contents
Introduction: Revealing the strawman, or, The historical hoodwinking of Romanticism
Botany's seasonal disorder : Thomson's progessive time, conjectural histories, and the backwardness of Spring
Linnaeus's botanical clocks : chronobiological mechanisms in the scientific poetry of Erasmus Darwin, Charlotte Smith, and Felicia Hemans
Transformations of gender, race, and poetic sensibility : Maria Riddell's transatlantic botany and biopolitics
Cultivated for consumption : botany, colonial cannibalism, and national/natural history in Sydney Owenson's Wild Irish girl
"On the green margin" : place, sensibility, and originality in Charlotte Smith's "Flora"
Botany and madness : Anna Seward, sensibility, and the floral insanities of Darwin, Cowper, Wordsworth, and Clare
Conclusion: Sensibility, originality, and scientific literature : De Quincey, Hazlitt, Wordsworth, and the critical fate of Romanticism.
Genre/Form
Literary criticism.
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