Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe 1st ed. 2019 [Kietas viršelis]

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  • Formatas: Hardback, 224 pages, aukštis x plotis: 210x148 mm, weight: 452 g, XXII, 224 p., 1 Hardback
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Jul-2019
  • Leidėjas: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
  • ISBN-10: 3030162400
  • ISBN-13: 9783030162405
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  • Formatas: Hardback, 224 pages, aukštis x plotis: 210x148 mm, weight: 452 g, XXII, 224 p., 1 Hardback
  • Išleidimo metai: 10-Jul-2019
  • Leidėjas: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
  • ISBN-10: 3030162400
  • ISBN-13: 9783030162405
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This book seeks to uncover how today’s ideas about climate and catastrophe have been formed by the thinking of Romantic poets, novelists and scientists, and how these same ideas might once more be harnessed to assist us in the new climate challenges facing us in the present.

The global climate disaster following Mt Tambora’s eruption in 1815 – the ‘Year without a Summer’ – is a starting point from which to reconsider both how the Romantics responded to the changing climates of their day, and to think about how these climatic events shaped the development of Romanticism itself.

As the contributions to this volume demonstrate, climate is an inescapable aspect of Romantic writing and thinking. Ideologies and experiences of climate inform everything from scientific writing to lyric poetry and novels. The ‘Diodati circle’ that assembled in Geneva in 1816 – Lord Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, John Polidori and John Cam Hobhouse and the gothic novelist MG ‘Monk’ Lewis – is synonymous with the literature of that dreary, uncanny season. Essays in this collection also consider the work of Jane Austen, John Keats and William Wordsworth, along with less well-known figures such as the scientist Luke Howard, and later responses to Romantic climates by John Ruskin and Virginia Woolf.


1 Romantic Climates: A Change in the Weather
1(16)
Olivia Murphy
2 Domesticating Climate: Scale and the Meteorology of Luke Howard
17(16)
Alexis Harley
3 Wordsworth in the Tropics of Cumbria
33(26)
Elias Greig
4 Keats and the Poetics of Climate Change, 1816 and Beyond
59(16)
Nikki Hessell
5 `Out of Season': The Narrative Ecology of Persuasion
75(16)
Amelia Dale
6 `This Thing of Darkness': Reading Atmospheric Disturbance in Matthew Lewis's Journal of a West India Proprietor
91(22)
Anne Collett
7 When the Earth Moves
113(28)
Clara Tuite
8 Utopia or Dystopia? The Romantics in Switzerland, 1816
141(18)
Steven Hampton
9 Metaphor and the Unprecedented: Byron's `Darkness' and Responding to Ecological Disaster
159(14)
James Phillips
10 Orlando's Romantic Climate Change
173(18)
Thomas H. Ford
11 Afterword: Ghosts of 1816
191(10)
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Works Cited 201(14)
Index 215
Anne Collett is an Associate Professor in the English Literatures at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Olivia Murphy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English at the University of Sydney, Australia.