Download e-book for iPad: Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism by Paul Gilmore

By Paul Gilmore

ISBN-10: 080476123X

ISBN-13: 9780804761239

Aesthetic Materialism: electrical energy and American Romanticism specializes in American romantic writers' makes an attempt to theorize aesthetic event throughout the language of electrical energy. in accordance with medical and technological advancements, so much significantly the telegraph, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century electric imagery mirrored the mysterious workings of the actual brain in addition to the doubtful, occasionally surprising connections among contributors. Writers corresponding to Whitman, Melville, and Douglass drew on photos of electrical energy and telegraphy to explain literature either because the manufactured from particular monetary and social stipulations and as a method of transcending the person made up our minds by means of such stipulations. Aesthetic Materialism strikes among historic and cultural research and shut textual studying, difficult readers to determine American literature as straight away formal and old and as a fabricated from either aesthetic and fabric experience.

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