Romanticism, Medicine, and the Poet's Body

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2007 M01 1 - 166 pages
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James Allard restores the physical body to its proper place in Romantic studies by exploring the status of the human body during the period. He documents the way medical discourse consolidates a body susceptible to medical authority that is then represented in the works of the Romantic era poets.
 

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Contents

Romanticizing Bodies
14
Vitalities Corporealities and the Anatomies
21
Wordsworth Baillie and the Romantic Body
43
Embodying Romanticisms
61
Keats and the Poets Body
87
Flesh Souls and Transgression in Beddoess
111
Coda
139
Works Cited
145
Index
161
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James Robert Allard is Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University, Canada.

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