Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era
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Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era by Tim Fulford
Book DescriptionIn 1768, Captain James Cook made the most important scientific voyage of the eighteenth century. He was not alone: scores of explorers like Cook, travelling in the name of science, brought new worlds and new peoples within the horizon of European knowledge for the first time. Their discoveries changed the course of science. Old scientific disciplines, such as astronomy and botany, were transformed; new ones, like craniology and comparative anatomy, were brought into being. Scientific disciplines, in turn, pushed literature of the period towards new subjects, forms and styles. Works as diverse as Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Wordsworth's Excursion responded to the explorers' and scientists' latest discoveries. This wide-ranging and well-illustrated study shows how literary Romanticism arose partly in response to science's appropriation of explorers' encounters with foreign people and places and how it, in turn, changed the profile of science and exploration.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521039956
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Tim Fulford
Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries, Hardback (August 2015)
Combining historical poetics and book history, Romantic Poetry and Literary Coteries shows Romanticism as characterized by tropes and forms that were jointly produced by literary circles. To show these connections, Fulford pulls from a wealth of print material including political squibs, magazine essays, illustrated tour poems, and journals.
Late Poetry of the Lake Poets, Hardback (October 2013)
This book explores the significance of the late poems of the Lake Poets and the establishment of their later careers.
Native Americans and Anglo-American Culture, 1750-1850, Paperback (January 2013)
This book explains how complex relationships between Britons, Native Americans and Anglo-Americans shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century culture.
Landscape, Liberty and Authority, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Tim Fulford
Landscape descriptions examined in a wider context of eighteenth-century debates over liberty and authority.
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Author Biography - Tim Fulford
Dr Tim Fulford is Professor in the Department of English and Media Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He is the author of Landscape, Liberty and Authority: Poetry, Criticism and Politics from Thomson to Wordsworth (Cambridge, 1996) and Romanticism and Masculinity (1999) and co-editor with Peter J. Kitson of Romanticism and Colonialism (Cambridge, 1998). Peter J. Kitson is Professor in the Department of English at Dundee University. He is co-editor with Timothy Fulford of Romanticism and Colonialism (Cambridge, 1998). Debbie Lee is Professor of English at Washington State University. She is the author of Slavery and the Romantic Imagination (2002) and co-editor with Peter J. Kitson of Abolition, and Emancipation: Writings in the British Romantic Period (2000).
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