9780521829199

Literature, Science and Exploration in the Romantic Era: Bodies of Knowledge

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521829199

  • ISBN10:

    0521829194

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-10-04
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

The authors of this study examine the massive impact of colonial exploration upon British scientific and literary activity between the 1760s and 1830s. This broad-ranging survey will appeal to literary and cultural studies scholars.

Table of Contents

Part I. Exploration, Science and Literature: 1. Sir Joseph Banks and his Networks
2. Tahiti in London
London in Tahiti: tools of power
3. Indian flowers and Romantic Orientalism
4. Mental travellers: Banks, African exploration and the Romantic imagination
5. Banks, Bligh, and the breadfruit: slave plantations, tropical islands and the rhetoric of Romanticism
6. Exploration, headhunting and race theory: the skull beneath the skin
7. Theories of terrestrial magnetism and the search for the poles
Part II. British Science and Literature in the Context of Empire: 8. 'Man electrified man': Romantic revolution and the legacy of Benjamin Franklin
9. The beast within: vaccination, romanticism and the Jenneration of disease
10. Britain's little black boys and the technologies of benevolence
Conclusion.

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