Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy

On All Sides Infinity

Authors: Wiegand Brothers, Dometa

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In the nineteenth century the beauty of the night sky is the source of both imaginative wonder in poetry and political and commercial power through navigation. The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy examines the impact of astronomical discovery and imperial exploration on poets including Barbauld, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Rossetti.

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Dometa Brothers is an Assistant Professor of British Literature at Iowa State University. She has published articles and book chapters on Romantic poetry and the history of science and mathematics, ecosemiotics, and travel writing.

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“Informative and engaging, written throughout in a lucid style, and persuasive in its recovery of the contours of astronomical debate in the period, this book undoubtedly adds to our understanding of the place of astronomy in the cultural history of the romantic period and of the processes by which the modern scientific disciplines began to develop out of eighteenth-century ‘natural philosophy.’” (Cian Duffy, Journal for the History of Astronomy, Vol. 48 (1), February, 2017)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Brothers, Dometa Wiegand

    Pages 1-18

  • The First International Event and the First “New” Planet: Expanding the Globe and Confronting Infinity

    Brothers, Dometa Wiegand

    Pages 19-37

  • Barbauld: “Embryo Systems and Unkindled Suns”

    Brothers, Dometa Wiegand

    Pages 38-49

  • Coleridge: Herschel and Cosmogonical Time

    Brothers, Dometa Wiegand

    Pages 50-74

  • John Herschel and Mary Somerville: Astronomical Legacy and the Proprietary British Scientist

    Brothers, Dometa Wiegand

    Pages 75-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy
Book Subtitle
On All Sides Infinity
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-47434-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137474346
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-47433-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-50155-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 203
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