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Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability

Authors: Stanback, Emily

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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the importance of lesser-studied work by authors including Charles Lamb and Thomas Beddoes, and introduces significant unpublished work by Tom Wedgwood.

About the authors

Emily B. Stanback is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Southern Mississippi, USA. She researches and teaches at the intersections of British Romantic literature, Disability Studies, and the history of medicine.

Reviews

“This is a fascinating interdisciplinary study of the significance of the body – especially the non-normative, disabled body – in Romantic writing. Stanback reconfigures the poetry and aesthetics – but also the scientific writing – of the circle of intellectuals around Coleridge. She rehabilitates the researches of Davy and, especially, Tom Wedgwood as key factors in the development of Romanticism.” (Tim Fulford, De Montfort University, UK)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stanback, Emily B.

    Pages 1-49

  • Citizen Thelwall and Thomas Beddoes M.D.: Romantic Medicines, Disability, and “Health”

    Stanback, Emily B.

    Pages 53-95

  • Pneumatic Self-Experimentation and the Aesthetics of Deviant Embodiment

    Stanback, Emily B.

    Pages 97-139

  • “An almost painful exquisiteness of Taste”: Wedgwood’s Pleasure and His Body in Pain

    Stanback, Emily B.

    Pages 143-183

  • Between the Author “Disabled” and the Coleridgean Imagination: STC’s Epistolary Pathographies

    Stanback, Emily B.

    Pages 185-223

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eBook $84.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-51139-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51140-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51140-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51139-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 337
Topics