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Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832

Author: Richard C Sha
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.
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Richard C. Sha's revealing study considers how science shaped notions of sexuality, reproduction, and gender in the Romantic period.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sha, Richard C.
Perverse romanticism.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008013123
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Sha
ISBN: 9781421402611 1421402610 0801890411 9780801890413
OCLC Number: 794701442
Notes: OldControl:muse9781421402611.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 359 pages :) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction --
Romantic science and the perversification of sexual pleasure --
Historicizing perversion: perversity, perversion, and the rise of function in the biological sciences --
One sex or two? Nervous bodies, romantic puberty, and the natural origins of perverse desires --
The perverse aesthetics of romanticism: purposiveness with purpose --
Fiery joys perverted to ten commands: William Blake, the perverse turn, and sexual liberation --
Byron, epic puberty, and polymorphous perversity.
Responsibility: Richard C. Sha.
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At the nexus of Kantian aesthetics, literary analysis, and the history of medicine, Perverse Romanticism makes an important contribution to the study of sexuality in the long eighteenth century.  Read more...

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An impressive display of Sha's masterful grasp of a wide range of scholarly literature, and a provocative thesis that will be of interest to academics in all three fields. -- Katie Gray * H-Net Read more...

 
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