Space and the 'March of Mind': Literature and the Physical by Alice Jenkins

By Alice Jenkins

This e-book is ready the belief of house within the first half the 19th century. It makes use of modern poetry, essays, and fiction in addition to medical papers, textbooks, and journalism to provide a brand new account of nineteenth-century literature's courting with technological know-how. specifically it brings the actual sciences--physics and chemistry--more accessibly and entirely into the sector of literary feedback than has been the case till now.

Writers whose paintings is mentioned during this booklet comprise many that might be common to a literary viewers (including Wordsworth, Coleridge, and Hazlitt), a few recognized within the heritage of technological know-how (including Faraday, Herschel, and Whewell), and a raft of lesser-known figures. Alice Jenkins attracts a brand new map of the interactions among literature and technological know-how within the first 1/2 the 19th century, displaying how either disciplines have been wrestling with an analogous primary political and highbrow concerns--regulating entry to wisdom, organizing wisdom in effective methods, and formulating the relationships of outdated and new knowledges.

area has turn into an issue of huge severe curiosity in literary and cultural reviews. Space and the 'March of Mind' provides a wide-ranging account of ways early nineteenth-century writers idea about--and inspiration with--space. Burgeoning mass entry to print tradition mixed with quick medical improvement to create a main issue in dealing with wisdom. modern writers attempted to unravel this drawback via rethinking the character of house. Writers in all genres and disciplines, from all issues at the political spectrum, back many times to rules and pictures of house after they had to organize or dismantle limitations within the highbrow realm, and once they desired to discuss what different types of wisdom yes teams of readers sought after, wanted, or deserved. This booklet presents a wealthy new photo of the early 19th century's knowing of its personal culture.

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