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The Resource Anxious anatomy : the conception of the human form in literary and naturalist discourse, Stefani Engelstein

Anxious anatomy : the conception of the human form in literary and naturalist discourse, Stefani Engelstein

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Anxious anatomy : the conception of the human form in literary and naturalist discourse
Title
Anxious anatomy
Title remainder
the conception of the human form in literary and naturalist discourse
Statement of responsibility
Stefani Engelstein
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Anxious Anatomy, Stefani Engelstein reconstructs the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century human body to offer startling new readings of major works by Goethe, Blake, Heinrich von Kleist, E. T. A. Hoffmann, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen. Engelstein links research on reproduction both to the ability of organisms such as hydra, snails, and newts to replace severed heads and gouged out eyes, and also to technical advances in battlefield amputation and artificial limbs. Readings of German and British literature, alongside natural history, surgery, aesthetics, and art, illuminate the importance of investigations into the body for emerging theories of human subjectivity, gender, volition, ethical behavior, and political organization. Engelstein also demonstrates how attempts to explain the structural characteristics of the body developed into biological justifications for ideologies of race, gender, and social hierarchies."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1970-
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Engelstein, Stefani
Dewey number
823/.40936
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
E64 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century
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  • Science in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • German literature
  • German literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Human reproduction in literature
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and science
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Anatomy
  • History, 18th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • Reproduction
  • England
  • Germany
Label
Anxious anatomy : the conception of the human form in literary and naturalist discourse, Stefani Engelstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-314) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formative drives : Goethe's monstrous Otto ; Monkeys, humans, and other mammals ; Reproductive eyes ; Metamorphology ; Elective affinities, or, chosen correspondences -- "Natural" reproduction and reproducing nature : William Blake's bodies ; Developing embryology ; Regenerative monsters: the Polypus ; Prolific devourers in Blake ; Science and conscience -- Modular bodies : War wounds ; Kleist's aesthetic appendages ; Bodies in motion ; Disarming knowledge ; Disarticulation -- Autonomous or automata? ; Mutilations and multiplication ; Hoffmann's Cyborgs ; Instrumentality or bits and pieces -- Just animals ; Animal instinct and Mary Shelley ; Beauty and the beast: female sexuality and male materialiality ; Framing justice ; The pursuit of happiness -- Visual epistemology ; Reading race ; Coloring in austen
Control code
174501239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780791474778
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007041841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174501239
Label
Anxious anatomy : the conception of the human form in literary and naturalist discourse, Stefani Engelstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Formative drives : Goethe's monstrous Otto ; Monkeys, humans, and other mammals ; Reproductive eyes ; Metamorphology ; Elective affinities, or, chosen correspondences -- "Natural" reproduction and reproducing nature : William Blake's bodies ; Developing embryology ; Regenerative monsters: the Polypus ; Prolific devourers in Blake ; Science and conscience -- Modular bodies : War wounds ; Kleist's aesthetic appendages ; Bodies in motion ; Disarming knowledge ; Disarticulation -- Autonomous or automata? ; Mutilations and multiplication ; Hoffmann's Cyborgs ; Instrumentality or bits and pieces -- Just animals ; Animal instinct and Mary Shelley ; Beauty and the beast: female sexuality and male materialiality ; Framing justice ; The pursuit of happiness -- Visual epistemology ; Reading race ; Coloring in austen
Control code
174501239
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 326 pages
Isbn
9780791474778
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007041841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)174501239

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