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Watchwords: Romanticism and the Poetics of Attention

Lily Gurton-Wachter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804796958
eISBN:
9780804798761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book argues that the concept of “attention” became particularly unhinged at the turn of the nineteenth century in Britain, oscillating widely between disciplines—from theology to pedagogy, from ... More


The Novelist Who Was Not: Robert Bage (1728–1801)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The effects of Pitt’s domestic policy of Alarmism impacted the development of literary genres. Robert Bage, a Midlands industrialist (paper mills), wrote satirical ‘novels of purpose’ in the 1780s. ... More


Radical in a Lamb’s Cloak: Charles Lamb (1775–1834)

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Charles Lamb was a novice poet when he visited Coleridge in Somerset in 1797; he regretted missing ‘the famous Thelwall.’ With Coleridge’s young charge Charles Lloyd, Lamb co-authored a volume titled ... More


Coda: ‘What does it signify?’

Kenneth R. Johnston

in Unusual Suspects: Pitt's Reign of Alarm and the Lost Generation of the 1790s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199657803
eISBN:
9780191771576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657803.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

The effects of Pitt’s government’s domestic policy of alarmism, directed at proponents of parliamentary reform, on the development of English Romantic literature, may be viewed as inconsequential ... More


The Poetics of Alarm and the Passion of Listening

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/9780804796958.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates attention’s affective shapes, focusing on how attention’s unusual relationship to terror and fear shifted as controversies about political alarmism emerged in the 1790s. ... More


Phil-Tech Meets Eco-Phil

Don Ihde

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Don Ihde examines the “congenital dystopianism” shared by environmentalists, environmental philosophers, and philosophers of technology. Each group employs a “rhetoric of alarm” that connects the use ... More


Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Ian Tyrrell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Examines rising alarm over waste of natural resources, and its use by Theodore Roosevelt and his administration to further objectives of conservation and an American form of empire. These objectives ... More


Alarmism and the Wasteful Nation

Ian Tyrrel

in Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226197760
eISBN:
9780226197937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226197937.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Summarises the roots of alarm over the misuse of natural resources in the United States and their connection to both European and American imperial expansion, both informal and formal from the 1890s ... More


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