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Imaginative Literature and the Politics of Botany

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/9780195161519.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on the set of meanings about botany and botanical practices that were forming in the 18th century to understand the botanical vernacular in its emergent stages. It argues that ... More


“Unchanging But in Form”: The Aesthetic Epistēmē of Erasmus Darwin

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/9780816673209.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter provides an extended reading of Erasmus Darwin’s final long poem, The Temple of Nature; or, The Origin of Society (1803). The remarkable work discloses Darwin’s vision of organic ... More


“Bliss Botanic” and “Cocks Heroic”: Two Darwins in the “Temple of Nature”

Evelleen Richards

in Darwin and the Making of Sexual Selection

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226436906
eISBN:
9780226437064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437064.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Three examines the erotic evolutionary writings of Erasmus Darwin, notably The Loves of the Plants, Zoonomia and The Temple of Nature. It is shown that his grandson took the notion of sexual ... More


Perils and Pleasures of Appetite at 1800: Xavier Bichat and Erasmus Darwin

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 4 assesses views of appetite around 1800 by examining the work of the French anatomist and physiologist Xavier Bichat and the English physician Erasmus Darwin, both of whom were profoundly ... More


Hysteria, Epilepsy, and ‘The Pains of Sleep’ (1803)

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers Coleridge's worries about his condition and about his reliance on opiates. It argues that he was concerned that his condition was assuming some characteristics of hysteria and ... More


Irritating Worms: The Elderly Darwin Fascinated by the Intelligence of Worms

Charles R. Ault

in Do Elephants Have Knees? And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704673
eISBN:
9781501705861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704673.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter focuses on the elderly Charles Darwin's fascination with worms, and especially the emergence of intelligence. Always seeking precision in his observations, Darwin made worm science the ... More


Wordsworthian Love

Seth T. Reno

in Amorous Aesthetics: Intellectual Love in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, 1788-1853

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781786940834
eISBN:
9781789623185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940834.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter establishes the seminal foundation of Romantic intellectual love in the early poetry of William Wordsworth. I take as a starting point Wordsworth’s emphasis on ‘intellectual love’ as ... More


. Before the Origin

John G. T. Anderson

in Deep Things out of Darkness: A History of Natural History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520273764
eISBN:
9780520954458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273764.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

In which we examine the origins of Darwinian biology through an examination of both the background of late eighteenth-century science and the scientists and inventors who populated the period. These ... More


The Merchants’ Children

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter is a joint study of the childhood and adolescent experiences of William Wilberforce and Marianne Sykes. Their two families were part of the Hull mercantile elite and their mothers were ... More


The World Beneath Our Feet

Adelene Buckland

in Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226676654
eISBN:
9780226676821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676821.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the relationship between new understandings and awareness of the immensity of geological time as a challenge to the Enlightenment view of the imagination. While the ability to ... More


“Rend’rd Imortal”: The Work of Art in an Age of Chemical Reproduction

Matthew C. Hunter

in Painting with Fire: Sir Joshua Reynolds, Photography, and the Temporally Evolving Chemical Object

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226390253
eISBN:
9780226390390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390390.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the work of entrepreneurs and industrialists from the mid-1770s through the 1790s who competed for supremacy in developing chemical techniques by which to replicate chemically ... More


Conclusion

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This concluding chapter argues that Coleridge was an attentive student of the speculative, neuropathological medical theories of his time. But he applied them sensitively and carefully. The recent ... More


Informing contemporary research

Nicholas J. Wade and Benjamin W. Tatler

in The Moving Tablet of the Eye: The origins of modern eye movement research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198566175
eISBN:
9780191584954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566175.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents a brief introduction to the techniques that have been employed to determine the way the eyes move over scenes. This includes ancient as well as modern eye movement measuring ... More


Summary and conclusions

Nicholas J. Wade and Benjamin W. Tatler

in The Moving Tablet of the Eye: The origins of modern eye movement research

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198566175
eISBN:
9780191584954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566175.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter summarizes the emergence of methods for measuring eye movements, drawing attention to the distinction between eye movement and eye position as well as between saccadic and pursuit eye ... More


Revolting against Reid: The Philosophy of Thomas Brown

Thomas Dixon

in Scottish Philosophy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199560684
eISBN:
9780191814419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560684.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter details the life of Thomas Brown (1778–1820), successor to Dugald Stewart in the Chair of Moral Philosophy at Edinburgh University. Brown died unexpectedly at a relatively young age, ... More


Behind the Green Door: Love and Lust in Eighteenth-Century Botany

Lincoln Taiz and Lee Taiz

in Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190490263
eISBN:
9780190868673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190490263.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Chapter 14 explores literary and scientific reactions to the idea of sex in plants. England experienced a fashion for “phytoerotica”: bawdy verse, in which plants represented human genitalia, and ... More


Creation after Reproduction

Dustin D. Stewart

in Futures of Enlightenment Poetry

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198857792
eISBN:
9780191890413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857792.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter locates Mark Akenside at a point where counter-materialist theology and poetic theory weirdly converge with speculative embryology. The poet and physician held that human beings break ... More


Cycles: Atlantic Slavery and Pacific Botany in William Earle’s OBI

Michelle Burnham

in Transoceanic America: Risk, Writing, and Revolution in the Global Pacific

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840893
eISBN:
9780191876516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840893.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter situates William Earle’s 1800 novel Obi within a network of texts—including histories, natural histories, poems, and travel narratives—that surface the novel’s engagement with the ... More


Fits

Matthew Bevis

in Wordsworth's Fun

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226652054
eISBN:
9780226652221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226652221.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

If laughable echoes offer Wordsworth a spur to self-exploration and also a means to emblematize his own demands for poetry in relation to those of his audience, then "fits" are the vehicles for a ... More


Introduction to Part Two

Elizabeth A. Williams

in Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226692999
eISBN:
9780226693187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693187.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Introduction to Part II, which includes Chapters 4-6, sets the stage for approaches to appetite developed between 1800 and 1850 in physiology and medicine. In the wake of the French Revolution, ... More


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