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Author McLane, Maureen N.
Title Romanticism and the human sciences : poetry, population, and the discourse of the species / Maureen N. McLane.
Imprint Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Author McLane, Maureen N.
Series Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 41
Cambridge studies in Romanticism ; 41.
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and anthropology -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social sciences -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Social problems in literature.
Romanticism -- Great Britain.
Population in literature.
Description 1 online resource (x, 282 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-275) and index.
Contents 1. Toward an anthropologic: poetry, literature, and the discourse of the species -- 2. Do rustics think?: Wordsworth, Coleridge, and the problem of a "human diction" -- 3. Literate species: populations, "humanities," and the specific failure of literature in Frankenstein -- 4. "Arithmetic of futurity": poetry, population, and the structure of the future -- 5. Dead poets and other romantic populations: immortality and its discontents -- Epilogue, or Immortality interminable: the use of poetry for life.
Summary "This study examines the dialogue between British Romantic poetry and the human sciences of the period. Maureen McLane reveals how Romantic writers participated in a new-found consciousness of human beings as a species, by analysing their work in relation to major discourses on moral philosophy, political economy, and the emerging discipline of anthropology. The book offers original readings of canonical works, including Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Percy Shelley's Prometheus Unbound, to show how the Romantics internalized and transformed ideas about the imagination, futurity, perfectibility, immortality, and population which so energized the moral and political debates of the period."--Jacket.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511010842 (electronic bk.)
9780511010842 (electronic bk.)
0511034695 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511034695 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
0511118511 (electronic bk.)
9780511118517 (electronic bk.)
9780521773485 (hbk.)
0521773482 (hbk.)
9780511484391 (electronic bk.)
0511484399 (electronic bk.)
9780511049941 (electronic bk.)
0511049943 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 52611134
Additional Format Print version: McLane, Maureen N. Romanticism and the human sciences. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000 0521773482 (DLC) 99087280 (OCoLC)43245917

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