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Emerson's sublime science, Eric Wilson

Label
Emerson's sublime science
Title
Emerson's sublime science
Statement of responsibility
Eric Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Emerson's Sublime Science explores relationships among Emerson's poetics, theory of the sublime, and engagement with electromagnetism. Focusing on the years between Emerson's break with the church in 1832 and the publication of his Nature in 1836, the book illustrates how Davy's chemistry and Faraday's physics revealed to Emerson a sublime universe in which matter is boundless electrical force. This new scientific information affected the young Emerson profoundly, inspiring him to revise the cosmology, aesthetics, and poetics of his European Romantic predecessors in light of an electromagnetic paradigm
  • Translating organic life into electric force, Kant's sublime into scientific apprehension, Romantic symbols into electromagnetic circuits, Emerson in his first book Nature created a linguistic version of this electrical cosmos, channelling the perpetual forces of the universe into charged tropes and agitated figures. He wished to galvanize his readers, to shock them into an awareness of nature's animating energies. Offering new perspectives on Emerson's Romanticism, the study also uncovers provocative connections among science, aesthetics, and poetics."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Eric
Dewey number
814/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1642.S3
LC item number
W55 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Romanticism in perspective : texts, cultures, histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and science
  • Sublime, The, in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
Label
Emerson's sublime science, Eric Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Introduction: Poetry Realized in Nature
  • Sublime Science
  • The Hermetic Current
  • Electric Cosmos
  • Electric Words
  • The Electric Field of Nature
  • Scientific Edification
  • Conclusion: Innocence and Experience
Control code
39281979
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780312217754
Lccn
98028416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Emerson's sublime science, Eric Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Introduction: Poetry Realized in Nature
  • Sublime Science
  • The Hermetic Current
  • Electric Cosmos
  • Electric Words
  • The Electric Field of Nature
  • Scientific Edification
  • Conclusion: Innocence and Experience
Control code
39281979
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 204 pages
Isbn
9780312217754
Lccn
98028416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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