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Perverse romanticism : aesthetics and sexuality in Britain, 1750-1832 / Richard C. Sha.

  • Sha, Richard C.
Date
2009
  • Books

About this work

Publication/Creation

Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009.

Physical description

xi, 359 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Contributors

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-345) and index.

Contents

Introduction -- Romantic science and the perversification of sexual pleasure -- Historicizing perversion: perversity, perversion, and the rise of function in the biological sciences -- One sex or two? Nervous bodies, romantic puberty, and the natural origins of perverse desires -- The perverse aesthetics of romanticism: purposiveness with purpose -- Fiery joys perverted to ten commands: William Blake, the perverse turn, and sexual liberation -- Byron, epic puberty, and polymorphous perversity.

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    TP.AI.AA7-8
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ISBN

  • 9780801890413
  • 0801890411