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Introduction

Brittany Pladek

in Poetics of Palliation: Romantic Literary Therapy, 1790-1850

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942210
eISBN:
9781789629972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942210.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This introduction gives an overview of recent scholarship in Romanticism and the medical humanities. It argues that medical humanists are indebted to a Romantic belief that literature cures by making ... More


Poetics of Palliation: Romantic Literary Therapy, 1790-1850

Birttany Pladek

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942210
eISBN:
9781789629972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942210.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In the past twenty years, health humanists and scholars of literature and medicine have drawn on Romantic ideas to argue that literature can cure spiritual ills by making sufferers feel whole again. ... More


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