Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism by Paul Gilmore

By Paul Gilmore

Aesthetic Materialism: electrical energy and American Romanticism specializes in American romantic writers' makes an attempt to theorize aesthetic adventure throughout the language of electrical energy. according to clinical and technological advancements, such a lot significantly the telegraph, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century electric imagery mirrored the mysterious workings of the actual brain in addition to the doubtful, occasionally surprising connections among contributors. Writers comparable to Whitman, Melville, and Douglass drew on pictures of electrical energy and telegraphy to explain literature either because the manufactured from particular financial and social stipulations and as a method of transcending the person made up our minds via such stipulations. Aesthetic Materialism strikes among ancient and cultural research and shut textual examining, tough readers to work out American literature as without delay formal and old and as a manufactured from either aesthetic and fabric experience.

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