Download The Spiritual History of Ice: Romanticism, Science and the by E. Wilson PDF

By E. Wilson

At the tip of the eighteenth century, scientists for the 1st time validated what medieval and renaissance alchemists had lengthy suspected; ice isn't really useless yet very important, a crystalline revelation of lively powers. Studied in esoteric and exoterical representations of frozen phenomena, a number of Romantic figures - together with Coleridge and Poe, Percy and Mary Shelley, Emerson and Thoreau - challenged conventional notions of ice as waste and as a substitute celebrated crystals, glaciers, and the poles as detailed disclosures of a holistic precept of being. The religious historical past of Ice explores this ecology of frozen shapes in interesting aspect, revealing not just a ignored present of the Romantic age but in addition a mystery heritage and psychology of ice.

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Download Romanticism and Slave Narratives: Transatlantic Testimonies by Helen Thomas PDF

By Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas' examine opens a brand new street for Romanticism by way of exploring connections with literature produced by means of slaves, slave proprietors, abolitionists and radical dissenters among 1770 and 1830. within the first significant try to relate canonical Romantic texts to writings of the African diaspora, she investigates English literary Romanticism within the context of a transatlantic tradition, and African tradition within the context of eighteenth-century Britain. In so doing, she finds an intertextual discussion among diversified but both wealthy cultural spheres, and their corresponding platforms of notion, epistemology and expression.

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Download Dissecting Stephen King: From the Gothic to Literary by Heidi Strengell PDF

By Heidi Strengell

In a considerate, well-informed research exploring fiction from all through Stephen King's substantial oeuvre, Heidi Strengell indicates how this well known author enriches his designated model of horror by way of construction at the traditions of his literary history. Tapping into the wellsprings of the gothic to bare modern phobias, King invokes the irregular and repressed sexuality of the vampire, the hubris of Frankenstein, the break up id of the werewolf, the household melodrama of the ghost story. Drawing on myths and fairy stories, he creates characters who, just like the heroic Roland the Gunslinger and the villainous Randall Flagg, may well both make stronger or subvert the reader's childlike religion in society. And, within the demeanour of the naturalist culture, he reinforces a pressure among the loose will of the person and the daunting hand of destiny.

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Download Leigh Hunt and the London Literary Scene: A Reception by Michael Eberle-Sinatra PDF

By Michael Eberle-Sinatra

Leigh Hunt’s contributions to English literature, even though downplayed for a number of many years, are actually stated by way of students as key to our figuring out of the Romantic interval. He was once not just a facilitator - in his aid for the poetry of Shelley and Keats for instance - yet was once additionally a big contributor in his personal correct to the literary and political international of the 19th century.

Underscoring the literary thoughts in his writing in the course of the first 3 a long time of the 19th century, this article makes a speciality of the chosen works that supplement the present view of Hunt as a Romantic author and exhibit the independence in his severe procedure and use of poetic language.

With an episodic, chronological technique, this is often an immense reassessment of Hunt’s monstrous contributions to numerous diversified genres, providing a desirable account of the numerous influence of his works on audiences in the course of the Romantic interval.

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Download Bram Stoker and the Gothic: Formations to Transformations by Catherine Wynne PDF

By Catherine Wynne

'My revenge is simply started! I unfold it over centuries, and time is on my side,' warns Dracula. This assertion is descriptive of the Gothic style. just like the count number, the Gothic encompasses and has manifested itself in lots of varieties. Bram Stoker and the Gothic demonstrates how Dracula marks a key second within the transformation of the Gothic. paying homage to early Gothic's preoccupation with the supernatural, decayed aristocracy and incarceration in gloomy castles, the unconventional speaks to its personal time, yet has additionally remodeled the style, a revitalization that keeps to maintain the Gothic this day. This assortment explores the formations of the Gothic, the connection among Stoker's paintings and a few of his Gothic predecessors, comparable to Poe and Wollstonecraft, offers new readings of Stoker's fiction and probes the impacts of his cultural circle, sooner than concluding through analyzing facets of Gothic transformation from Daphne du Maurier to Stoker's personal 'reincarnation' in fiction and biography. Bram Stoker and the Gothic testifies to Stoker's centrality to the Gothic style. Like Dracula, Stoker's 'revenge' indicates no signal of abating.

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