Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

Creating Romanticism

Case Studies in the Literature, Science and Medicine of the 1790s

Authors: Ruston, S.

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This book argues that the term 'Romanticism' should be more culturally-inclusive, recognizing the importance of scientific and medical ideas that helped shape some of the key concepts of the period, such as natural rights, the creative imagination and the sublime.

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Sharon Ruston is Chair in Romanticism at Lancaster University, UK. She has published Shelley and Vitality (2005), Romanticism: An Introduction (2007), and has edited The Influence and Anxiety of the British Romantics: Spectres of Romanticism (1999), Literature and Science (2008) and co-edited Teaching Romanticism (2010).

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"...a fascinating and thoroughly convincing call to re-examine not just "Romanticism and Science" but "Romanticism" itself. If Ruston is correct about the deliberate use of scientific and medical ideas in some of the period's foundational literary texts - and I have every confidence that she is - then Creating Romanticism should find an audience well beyond those of us interested in the science of the day and become required reading for all students of the period." James Robert Allard, Keats-Shelley Journal

"...offers a lively, de-centred view of British Romanticism, considered from the multiple vantage points provided by the complex structure of its intellectual and social networks". Noah Heringman, The Keats-Shelly Review

'Ruston's book offers a valuable addition to the long history of research into science in the Romantic era: its strength resides particularly in its grasp of the political sub-texts of the interpretation of scientific ideas in the period, as well as in the accounts of little-discussed texts, and in the importance it rightly accords to Davy.' Edward Larrissy, The BARS Review


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating Romanticism
Book Subtitle
Case Studies in the Literature, Science and Medicine of the 1790s
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Sharon Ruston
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-26429-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137264299
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-26428-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44295-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 232
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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