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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


The Place for Gloom

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/9780198857792.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Beginning the final section of the book, which shows how early Romanticism tames the spiritualist impulse, this chapter considers poetic re-embodiment in relation to psychological depression, called ... More


Yet Once More: Milton’s Lyric Descendants

Christopher R. Miller

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter examines how Milton, celebrated as an epic poet, became a presiding muse of lyric poetry during a period when the generic category of lyric came to be expanded in scope and elevated in ... More


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