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Worm work : recasting Romanticism

Author: Janelle A Schwartz
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2012.
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Worms. Natural history is riddled with them. Literature is crawling with them. From antiquity to today, the ubiquitous and multiform worm provokes an immediate discomfort and unconscious distancing: it remains us against them in anthropocentric anxiety. So there is always something muddled, or dirty, or even offensive when talking about worms. Rehabilitating the lowly worm into a powerful aesthetic trope, Janelle A.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janelle A Schwartz
ISBN: 9780816673209 0816673209 9780816673216 0816673217
OCLC Number: 779740324
Description: xxv, 277 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Transitional tropes: the nature of life in European romantic thought --
"Unchanging but in form": the aesthetic episteme of Erasmus Darwin --
"Not without some repugnancy, and a fluctuating mind": Trembley's polyp and the practice of eighteenth-century taxonomy --
"Art thou but a worm?": Blake and the question concerning taxonomy --
A diet of worms; or, Frankenstein and the matter of a vile romanticism.
Responsibility: Janelle A. Schwartz.

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Worms. Natural history is riddled with them. Literature is crawling with them. From antiquity to today, the ubiquitous and multiform worm provokes an immediate discomfort and unconscious distancing: it remains us against them in anthropocentric anxiety. So there is always something muddled, or dirty, or even offensive when talking about worms. Rehabilitating the lowly worm into a powerful aesthetic trope, Janelle A. Schwartz proposes a new framework for understanding such a strangely animate nature. Worms, she declares, are the very matter with which the Romantics rethought the relationship between a material world in constant flux and the human mind working to understand it.

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