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Body and Soul in Coleridge’s Notebooks, 1827–1834

‘What is Life?’

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Part of the Health, Technology and Society book series (HTE)

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About this book


Through an examination of his later personal notebooks, this study explores the reciprocal effects that Samuel Taylor Coleridge's scientific explorations, philosophical convictions, theological beliefs, and states of health exerted upon his perceptions of human Body/Soul relations, both in life and after death.

About the authors

SUZANNE E. WEBSTER is an Assistant Professor of English at Elizabethtown College, Pennsylvania, USA, where she teaches British Romanticism and other courses in British literature. Supported by a British Academy Postgraduate Studentship, she gained her MPhil and DPhil degrees in English Literature from the University of Oxford, UK. In 1999, a Thouron Scholarship enabled her to study and teach English at the University of Pennsylvania; and she has lived and worked in the USA ever since.

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"Webster's treatment of the theories she reconstructs is admirably thorough, opening a new path through the complex

territory of the late notebooks." - BARS Bulletin