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The Resource Physical disability in British Romantic literature, Essaka Joshua

Physical disability in British Romantic literature, Essaka Joshua

Label
Physical disability in British Romantic literature
Title
Physical disability in British Romantic literature
Statement of responsibility
Essaka Joshua
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The modern concept of disability did not exist in the Romantic period. This study addresses the anachronistic use of 'disability' in scholarship of the Romantic era, providing a disability studies theorized account that explores the relationship between ideas of function and aesthetics. Unpacking the politics of ability, the book reveals the centrality of capacity and weakness concepts to the egalitarian politics of the 1790s, and the importance of desert theory to debates about sentiment and the charitable relief of impaired soldiers. Clarifying the aesthetics of deformity as distinct from discussions of ability, Joshua uncovers a controversy over the use of deformity in picturesque aesthetics, offers accounts of deformity that anticipate recent disability studies theory, and discusses deformity and monstrosity as a blended category in Frankenstein. Setting aside the modern concept of disability, Joshua cogently argues for the historical and critical value of period-specific terms
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Joshua, Essaka
Dewey number
810/820
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.P35
LC item number
J67 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • English literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Romanticism
Label
Physical disability in British Romantic literature, Essaka Joshua
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-299) 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
Control code
1157453870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9781108836708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1157453870
Label
Physical disability in British Romantic literature, Essaka Joshua
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-299) 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
Control code
1157453870
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 302 pages
Isbn
9781108836708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1157453870

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