Book ID: CBB672531143

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Circle and the Aesthetics of Disability (2016)


Stanback, Emily B. (Author)

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 308 pp.
Language: English

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the importance of lesser-studied work by authors including Charles Lamb and Thomas Beddoes, and introduces significant unpublished work by Tom Wedgwood.

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Authors & Contributors
Butler, Judith
Largier, Niklaus
Francois, Anne-Lise
Lilley, James
Kuiken, Kir
Horstmanshoff, Manfred
Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation
Journal of Medical Biography
Mefisto: Rivista di medicina, filosofia, storia
Cambridge University Press
Walter de Gruyter
University of Michigan Press
Cambria Press
Medicine and literature
Disabilities; disability; accessibility
Medicine and religion
Medicine and culture
Science and literature
Wordsworth, William
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Darwin, Erasmus
Blake, William
Austen, Jane
Keats, John
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
20th century
17th century
Great Britain
Rome (Italy)

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