British Romanticism And The Science Of The Mind: British Romanticism & The Scie by Alan RichardsonBritish Romanticism And The Science Of The Mind: British Romanticism & The Scie by Alan Richardson

British Romanticism And The Science Of The Mind: British Romanticism & The Scie

byAlan RichardsonEditorMarilyn Butler, James Chandler

Paperback | September 26, 2005

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In this provocative and original study, Alan Richardson examines an entire range of intellectual, cultural, and ideological points of contact between British Romantic literary writing and the pioneering brain science of the time. Poets such as Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Keats, and novelists such as Jane Austen and Mary Shelley, are shown to have shared a surprising extent of common ground with pioneering brain scientists including Erasmus Darwin and F. J. Gall. It demonstrates the value for literary and cultural history of learning from recent work in neuroscience and cognitive science.
Alan Richardson is Professor of English at Boston College.
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Title:British Romanticism And The Science Of The Mind: British Romanticism & The ScieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:September 26, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521020409

ISBN - 13:9780521020404

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: neural Romanticism; 2. Coleridge and the new unconscious; 3. A beating mind: Wordsworth's poetics and the 'science of feelings'; 4. Of heartache and head injury: minds, brains, and the subject of Persuasion; 5. Keats and the glories of the brain; 6. Embodied universalism, Romantic discourse, and the anthropological imagination; Epilogue.

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"Alan Richardson has written a serious, speculative, and provocative book on a very large subject." European Romantic Review