Aesthetic Materialism: Electricity and American Romanticism by Paul Gilmore

By Paul Gilmore

Aesthetic Materialism: electrical energy and American Romanticism makes a speciality of American romantic writers' makes an attempt to theorize aesthetic adventure during the language of electrical energy. in line with medical and technological advancements, such a lot particularly the telegraph, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century electric imagery mirrored the mysterious workings of the actual brain in addition to the doubtful, occasionally stunning connections among participants. Writers corresponding to Whitman, Melville, and Douglass drew on photographs of electrical energy and telegraphy to explain literature either because the fabricated from particular fiscal and social stipulations and as a method of transcending the person decided by means of such stipulations. Aesthetic Materialism strikes among ancient and cultural research and shut textual studying, difficult readers to work out American literature as instantly formal and historic and as a made of either aesthetic and fabric experience.

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