Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Gilmore, Paul, 1970-

Title Aesthetic materialism : electricity and American romanticism / Paul Gilmore
Published Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, [2009]
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  
EBSCO eBook Academic Collection    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (viii, 242 pages)
Contents Introduction : the word "aesthetic" -- Idealist aesthetics and the republican telegraph -- Aesthetic electricity -- Frederick Douglass's electric words : aesthetic politics and the limits of identification -- Mad filaments : Walt Whitman's aesthetic body telegraphic -- Conclusion : aesthetic electricity caged
Notes "Parts of Chapter 3 were originally published in ATQ, Volume 16, No. 4, December 2002. Reprinted by permission of The University of Rhode Island."--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-235) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject American literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Aesthetics.
Electricity in literature.
Romanticism -- United States.
Telegraph in literature.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2008031223
ISBN 080476123X (cloth ; alk. paper)
0804770972 (electronic bk.)
9780804761239 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780804770972 (electronic bk.)