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Romanticism and pleasure /
edited by Thomas H. Schmid and Michelle Faubert.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
description
xv, 222 p. : ill.
ISBN
0230102638 (hbk. : alk. paper), 9780230102637 (hbk. : alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
isbn
0230102638 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780230102637 (hbk. : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction / Michelle Faubert and Thomas H. Schmid -- Byron, Polidori, and the epistemology of romantic pleasure / Richard C. Sha -- Pleasure in an age of talkers: Keats's material sublime / Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol -- "Was it for this"?: romantic psychiatry and the addictive pleasures of moral management / Joel Faflak -- John Ferriar's psychology, James Hogg's justified sinner, and the gay science of horror-writing / Michelle Faubert -- "It is a path I have prayed to follow": the paradoxical pleasures of romantic disease / Clark Lawlor -- Taking a rip into China: the uneasy pleasures of colonialist space in Mansfield Park / Jeffrey Cass -- Exhausted appetites, vitiated tastes: romanticism, mass culture and the pleasures of consumption / Samantha Webb -- Diminished impressibility: addiction, neuroadaptation and pleasure in Coleridge / Thomas H. Schmid -- Nature, ideology, and the prohibition of pleasure in Blake's "Garden of love" / Kevin Hutchings.
catalogue key
7364559
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Thomas H. Schmid is Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is the author of Humor and Transgression in Peacock, Shelley, and Byron: A Cold Carnival, which won the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Book Award, and numerous scholarly papers and articles. Michelle Faubert is Associate Professor of Romantic literature at the University of Manitoba and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University. She is the author of Rhyming Reason: The Poetry of Romantic-Era Psychologists, Cultural Constructions of Madness in Eighteenth-Century Writing: Representing the Insane, co-authored with Allan Ingram, and numerous scholarly articles and essays.
Summaries
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Discusses the aesthetics, culture and science of pleasure in the Romantic period, exploring the work of key writers such as Byron, Coleridge and Austen
Description for Bookstore
Discusses the aesthetics, culture and science of pleasure in the Romantic period, exploring the work of key writers such as Byron, Coleridge and Austen
Main Description
InRomanticism and Pleasurenine scholars discuss the aesthetics, culture, and science of pleasure in the Romantic period. Richard Sha, Denise Gigante, and Anya Taylor, among others, make a timely contribution to recent debates about issues of pleasure, taste, and appetite by looking anew at the work of figures such as Byron, Coleridge, and Austen.
Main Description
In Romanticism and Pleasure nine scholars discuss the aesthetics, culture, and science of pleasure in the Romantic period. Richard Sha, Denise Gigante, and Joel Faflak, among others, make a timely contribution to recent debates about issues of pleasure, taste, and appetite by looking anew at the work of figures such as Byron, Coleridge, and Austen.
Main Description
InRomanticism and Pleasurenine scholars discuss the aesthetics, culture, and science of pleasure in the Romantic period. Richard Sha, Denise Gigante, and Joel Faflak, among others, make a timely contribution to recent debates about issues of pleasure, taste, and appetite by looking anew at the work of figures such as Byron, Coleridge, and Austen.
Main Description
In Romanticism and Pleasure, nine scholars discuss the aesthetics, culture, and science of pleasure in the Romantic period. The broad range of topics include the relationship between sexuality and eighteenth-century epistemologies of pleasure in Byron, the neuroscience of addicted pleasure in Coleridge, colonialism and the pleasures of controlled space in Mansfield Park, novel-reading and radical views of appetite and scarcity, the pleasures of disease and melancholy, and theories of pleasure in psychology and medicine. The book provides a timely addition to recent critical work on pleasure, taste, and appetite by scholars such as Richard Sha, Denise Gigante, and Anya Taylor. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Byron, Polidori, and the Epistemology of Romantic Pleasurep. 17
Pleasure in an Age of Talkers: Keats's Material Sublimep. 39
"Was it for this?": Romantic Psychiatry and the Addictive Pleasures of Moral Managementp. 61
John Ferriar's Psychology, James Hogg's Justified Sinner, and the Gay Science of Horror Writingp. 83
"It is a path I have prayed to follow": The Paradoxical Pleasures of Romantic Diseasep. 109
"Taking a Trip into China": The Uneasy Pleasures of Colonialist Space in Mansfield Parkp. 133
Exhausted Appetites, Vitiated Tastes: Romanticism, Mass Culture, and the Pleasures of Consumptionp. 149
"Diminished Impressibility": Addiction, Neuroadaptation, and Pleasure in Coleridgep. 167
Nature, Ideology, and the Prohibition of Pleasure in Blake's "Garden of Love"p. 187
Notes on Contributorsp. 209
Indexp. 213
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