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“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


Martin Folkes and the Royal Society Presidency: Patronage, Biological Sciences, and Vitalism

Anna Marie Roos

in Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonian, Antiquary, Connoisseur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198830061
eISBN:
9780191868528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830061.003.0007
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Chapter seven delineates Folkes role as Royal Society President from 1741 to 1752, analyzing to what extent Folkes’s large number of far-flung social contacts engendered scientific creativity in the ... More


Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism

Janelle A. Schwartz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816673209
eISBN:
9781452947082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Worms. Natural history is riddled with them. Literature is crawling with them. From antiquity to today, the ubiquitous and multiform worm provokes an immediate discomfort and unconscious distancing: ... More


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