Colonies, cults and evolution : literature, science and culture in nineteenth-century writing /

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Main Author: Amigoni, David.
Format: EBOOK
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series:Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 59.
Online Access:Go to eBook
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Table of Contents:
  • 'Symbolical of more important things': writing science, religion and colonialism in Coleridge's 'culture'
  • 'Our origin, what matters it?': Wordsworth's excursive portmanteau of culture
  • Charles Darwin's entanglements with stray colonists: cultivation and the species questions
  • 'In one another's being mingle': biology and the dissemination of 'culture' after 1859
  • Samuel Butler's symbolic offensives: colonies and mechanical devices in the margins of evolutionary writing
  • Edmund Gosse's cultural evolution: sympathetic magic, imitation and contagious literature
  • Conclusion: culture's field, culture's vital robe.