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Romanticism and Pleasure : Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters - T. Schmid

Romanticism and Pleasure

Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters

By: T. Schmid

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In Romanticism and Pleasure nine scholars discuss the aesthetics, culture, and science of pleasure in the Romantic period.  Richard Sha, Denise Gigante, and Joel Faflak, among others, make a timely contribution to recent debates about issues of pleasure, taste, and appetite by looking anew at the work of figures such as Byron, Coleridge, and Austen. 

"Romanticism and Pleasure offers a useful collection of essays that, taking an interdisciplinary approach to an often neglected topic, show how pervasive the discourse of pleasure was in the Romantic period. Some essays particularly stand out in that they reveal how a serious approach to pleasure can help us understand some well-known but little-examined or understood features of Romantic literature." - European Romantic Review

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Byron, Polidori, and the Epistemology of Romantic Pleasurep. 17
Pleasure in an Age of Talkers: Keats's Material Sublimep. 39
"Was it for this?": Romantic Psychiatry and the Addictive Pleasures of Moral Managementp. 61
John Ferriar's Psychology, James Hogg's Justified Sinner, and the Gay Science of Horror Writingp. 83
"It is a path I have prayed to follow": The Paradoxical Pleasures of Romantic Diseasep. 109
"Taking a Trip into China": The Uneasy Pleasures of Colonialist Space in Mansfield Parkp. 133
Exhausted Appetites, Vitiated Tastes: Romanticism, Mass Culture, and the Pleasures of Consumptionp. 149
"Diminished Impressibility": Addiction, Neuroadaptation, and Pleasure in Coleridgep. 167
Nature, Ideology, and the Prohibition of Pleasure in Blake's "Garden of Love"p. 187
Notes on Contributorsp. 209
Indexp. 213
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ISBN: 9780230102637
ISBN-10: 0230102638
Series: Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 222
Published: 19th January 2011
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1