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Review: George C. Grinnell, The Age of Hypochondria (rev.)

Hypochondria is a highly suggestive topic for Romantic criticism, as well as for the period itself. The study of how minds and bodies might get entangled in all things psychosomatic (a coinage of Samuel Taylor … Continue reading

Review: Bernhard Kuhn, Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism (rev.)

It is striking that the turn of the nineteenth century saw the earliest use—and swift adoption—of both autobiography and biology and their cognates in European languages. [1] Two very different disciplines of ‘life-writing’ that took … Continue reading

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