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The Resource Physical disability in British romantic literature, Essaka Joshua, (electronic resource)

Physical disability in British romantic literature, Essaka Joshua, (electronic resource)

Label
Physical disability in British romantic literature
Title
Physical disability in British romantic literature
Statement of responsibility
Essaka Joshua
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The modern concept of disability did not exist in the Romantic period. This study addresses the anachronistic use of 'disability' in scholarship of the Romantic era, providing a disability studies theorized account that explores the relationship between ideas of function and aesthetics. Unpacking the politics of ability, the book reveals the centrality of capacity and weakness concepts to the egalitarian politics of the 1790s, and the importance of desert theory to debates about sentiment and the charitable relief of impaired soldiers. Clarifying the aesthetics of deformity as distinct from discussions of ability, Joshua uncovers a controversy over the use of deformity in picturesque aesthetics, offers accounts of deformity that anticipate recent disability studies theory, and discusses deformity and monstrosity as a blended category in Frankenstein. Setting aside the modern concept of disability, Joshua cogently argues for the historical and critical value of period-specific terms
Member of
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joshua, Essaka
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in romanticism
Series volume
130
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Romanticism
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • English literature
  • English literature
Label
Physical disability in British romantic literature, Essaka Joshua, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Nov 2020)
Contents
Politics of Ability. William Godwin and Capacity -- Invigorating Women: Female Weakness in the Work of Invigorating Women: Female Weakness in the Work of Mary Wollstonecraft -- Wordsworth's "The Discharged Soldier" and the Question of Desert -- Aesthetics of Deformity. Picturesque Aesthetics: Theorizing Deformity in the Romantic Era -- Relational Deformity in Frances Burney's Camilla -- Monstrous Sights: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -- Conclusion
Control code
ssj0002560908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108799171
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002560908
Label
Physical disability in British romantic literature, Essaka Joshua, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 12 Nov 2020)
Contents
Politics of Ability. William Godwin and Capacity -- Invigorating Women: Female Weakness in the Work of Invigorating Women: Female Weakness in the Work of Mary Wollstonecraft -- Wordsworth's "The Discharged Soldier" and the Question of Desert -- Aesthetics of Deformity. Picturesque Aesthetics: Theorizing Deformity in the Romantic Era -- Relational Deformity in Frances Burney's Camilla -- Monstrous Sights: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein -- Conclusion
Control code
ssj0002560908
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108799171
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002560908

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