Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism by Paul Gilmore

By Paul Gilmore

Aesthetic Materialism: electrical energy and American Romanticism makes a speciality of American romantic writers' makes an attempt to theorize aesthetic adventure throughout the language of electrical energy. in keeping with clinical and technological advancements, such a lot 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 participants. Writers corresponding to Whitman, Melville, and Douglass drew on pictures of electrical energy and telegraphy to explain literature either because the made from particular monetary and social stipulations and as a way of transcending the person decided via such stipulations. Aesthetic Materialism strikes among ancient and cultural research and shut textual studying, demanding readers to work out American literature as without delay formal and old and as a made from either aesthetic and fabric experience.

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