Has man “paid too dear a price for his empire”? Monsters in romantic-era literature

Ruston, S 2015, 'Has man “paid too dear a price for his empire”? Monsters in romantic-era literature' , in: Monstrous Anatomies : Literary and Scientific Imagination in Britain and Germany During the Long Nineteenth Century , Interfacing Science, Literature, and the Humanities - ACUME 2 , V&R unipress, Göttingen.

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Abstract

The book explores the significance and dissemination of ‘monstrous anatomies’ in British and German culture by investigating how and why scientific and literary representations and descriptions of abnormal bodies were proposed in the late Enlightenment, during the Romantic and the Victorian Age. Since the investigations of late 18th-Century natural sciences, the fascination with monstrous anatomies has proved crucial to the study of human physiology and pathology. Featuring essays by a number of scholars focusing on a wide range of literary texts from the long nineteenth century and foregrounding the most important monstrous anatomies of the time, this book intends to offer a significant contribution to the study of the representations of the abnormal body in modern culture.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Calzoni, R and Perletti, G
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Publisher: V&R unipress
Refereed: Yes
Series Name: Interfacing Science, Literature, and the Humanities - ACUME 2
ISBN: 9783847104698
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Funders: University of Salford
Depositing User: S Ruston
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2013 14:01
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2018 23:40
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/28527

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