By Peter Heymans
The clinical, political, and business revolutions of the Romantic interval reworked the prestige of people and redefined the idea that of species. This publication examines literary representations of human and non-human animality in British Romanticism. The book’s novel strategy specializes in the position of aesthetic style within the Romantic figuring out of the animal. targeting the discourses of the chic, the attractive, and the grotesque, Heymans argues that the Romantics’ aesthetic perspectives of animality influenced—and have been inspired by—their ethical, clinical, political, and theological judgment. The learn unearths how emotions of environmental alienation and disgust performed a favorable ethical position in animal rights poetry, why ugliness awarded this type of significant issue for Romantic-period scientists and theologians, and the way, in political writings, the violent but awe-inspiring energy of unique species got here to represent the wonder and terror of the French Revolution.
Linking the works of Wordsworth, Blake, Coleridge, Byron, the Shelleys, Erasmus Darwin, and William Paley to the theories of Immanuel Kant and Edmund Burke, this e-book brings an unique viewpoint to the fields of ecocriticism, animal reports, and literature and technology studies.
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Animality in British Romanticism: The Aesthetics of Species (Routledge Studies in Romanticism) by Peter Heymans