Book ID: CBB640839629

Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840 (2020)


Brycchan Carey (Editor)
Sayre Greenfield (Editor)
Anne Milne (Editor)

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 298
Language: English

This book examines literary representations of birds from across the world in an age of expanding European colonialism. It offers important new perspectives into the ways birds populate and generate cultural meaning in a variety of literary and non-literary genres from 1700–1840 as well as throughout a broad range of ecosystems and bioregions. It considers a wide range of authors, including some of the most celebrated figures in eighteenth-century literature such as John Gay, Henry Fielding, Laurence Sterne, Anna Letitia Barbauld, William Cowper, Mary Wollstonecraft, Thomas Bewick, Charlotte Smith, William Wordsworth, and Gilbert White.

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Review T. R. Birkhead (2021) Review of "Birds in Eighteenth-Century Literature: Reason, Emotion, and Ornithology, 1700–1840". Archives of Natural History (pp. 411-411). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Seitz, J.
Balen, S. van
Birkhead, T. R.
Scott, Anne M
McIlroy, Claire
Hiatt, Alfred
Archives of Natural History
Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine
The Journal of New Zealand Studies
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
Universidad de los Andes
Edizioni dell'Orso
University of Nebraska Press
Science and culture
Science and literature
Travel; exploration
Mandeville, John
Eden, Richard
Verne, Jules
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
20th century, late
North America
United States

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