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Emersons Sublime Science

Eric Wilson

Published February 2nd 1999
ISBN : 9780333718926
Hardcover
204 pages
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This text explores relationships among Emersons poetics, theory of the sublime, and engagement with electromagnetism. It illustrates how Davys chemistry and Faradays physics revealed to Emerson a sublime universe in which matter is boundlessMoreThis text explores relationships among Emersons poetics, theory of the sublime, and engagement with electromagnetism. It illustrates how Davys chemistry and Faradays physics revealed to Emerson a sublime universe in which matter is boundless electricalforce. It argues that Emerson translated this discovery into a sublime writing style crafted to galvanize readers with the insight that matter is energy. In illuminating Emersons project, this study also uncovers connections among British Romanticism, American Romanticism, and 19th century-science.