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Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Amy M. King

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Starting from the botanical crazes inspired by Linnaeus in the 18th century, and exploring the variations it spawned — natural history, landscape architecture, polemical battles over botany's ... More


Eliot's Vernaculars: Natural Objects and Revisionary Blooms

Amy M. King

in Bloom: The Botanical Vernacular in the English Novel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161519
eISBN:
9780199787838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161519.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter traces the way George Eliot's novels extend the courtship plot to nonmarital sexuality, or what Linnaeus called “clandestine marriage.” It explores how 19th-century natural history and ... More


Uses of Philosophy

Nicholas Halmi

in The Genealogy of the Romantic Symbol

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199212415
eISBN:
9780191707223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212415.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter argues that the Enlightenment in its multiplicity made the Romantic concept of a universal and inherently meaningful symbolism not only intellectually desirable, but philosophically ... More


“That Something Living is Abroad”: Missing the Point in ‘Beachy Head’

Lily Gurton-Wachter

in Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter finds in Charlotte Smith’s final prospect poem, Beachy Head, a preoccupation with figures of keeping watch, including a geological watchfulness that undermines the wartime logic of ... More


“Not without Some Repugnancy, and a Fluctuating Mind”: Trembley’s Polyp and the Practice of Eighteenth-Century Taxonomy

Janelle A. Schwartz

in Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673209
eISBN:
9781452947082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673209.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on a singular vermiform creature, the freshwater hydra or polyp. It provides a discussion of natural history writing to illustrate a kind of lyricism and aesthetic revaluation ... More


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