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The Resource Romantic revelations : visions of post-apocalyptic life and hope in the Anthropocene, Chris Washington

Romantic revelations : visions of post-apocalyptic life and hope in the Anthropocene, Chris Washington

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Romantic revelations : visions of post-apocalyptic life and hope in the Anthropocene
Title
Romantic revelations
Title remainder
visions of post-apocalyptic life and hope in the Anthropocene
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Chris Washington
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eng
Summary
"Romantic Revelations shows that the nonhuman is fundamental to Romanticism's political responses to climatic catastrophes. Exploring what he calls "post-apocalyptic Romanticism," Chris Washington intervenes in the critical conversation that has long defined Romanticism as an apocalyptic field. "Apocalypse" means "the revelation of a perfected world," which sees Romanticism's back-to-nature environmentalism as a return to paradise and peace on earth. Romantic Revelations, however, demonstrates that the destructive climate change events of 1816, "the year without a summer," changed Romantic thinking about the environment and the end of the world. Their post-apocalyptic visions correlate to the beginning of the Anthropocene, the time when humans initiated the possible extinction of their own species and potentially the earth. Rather than constructing paradises where humans are reborn or human existence ends, the later Romantics are interested in how to survive in the ashes after great social and climatic global disasters. Romantic Revelations argues that Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, John Clare, and Jane Austen sketch out a post-apocalyptic world that is paradoxically the vision that offers us hope. Washington contends that these authors craft an optimistic vision of the future that leads to a new politics."--
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1980-
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Washington, Chris
Dewey number
820.9/145
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.A66
LC item number
W37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • English literature
  • English literature
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Romanticism
  • End of the world in literature
  • Englisch, ..
  • Apocalyptic literature
  • End of the world in literature
  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • Great Britain
  • Literatur
  • Romantik
  • Weltuntergang
  • Apocalypse in literature
  • English literature
  • Romanticism
  • Littérature apocalyptique
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Romantisme
  • Fin du monde
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Romantic revelations : visions of post-apocalyptic life and hope in the Anthropocene, Chris Washington
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Mind is its Own Place: What Percy Shelley's Mountain Did not Say -- No More Cakes and Ale, Only Oil Slicks: Mary Shelley's Post-Apocalyptic State of Nature -- Byron's Speculative Turn: The Biopolitics of Paradise -- Birds Do It, Bees Do It: John Clare, Biopolitics, and the Nonhuman Origins of Love -- The Best of all Possible End of the Worlds: Jane Austen's Frankenstein, or, Love in the Ruins
Control code
1066049681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 252 pages
Isbn
9781487504502
Lccn
2019457181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066049681
Label
Romantic revelations : visions of post-apocalyptic life and hope in the Anthropocene, Chris Washington
Publication
Copyright
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
The Mind is its Own Place: What Percy Shelley's Mountain Did not Say -- No More Cakes and Ale, Only Oil Slicks: Mary Shelley's Post-Apocalyptic State of Nature -- Byron's Speculative Turn: The Biopolitics of Paradise -- Birds Do It, Bees Do It: John Clare, Biopolitics, and the Nonhuman Origins of Love -- The Best of all Possible End of the Worlds: Jane Austen's Frankenstein, or, Love in the Ruins
Control code
1066049681
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 252 pages
Isbn
9781487504502
Lccn
2019457181
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1066049681

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