Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the United States, 1840-1890

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The nature of genius has long been a subject of fascination and critique. Over the course of the mid- to late-nineteenth century, the representative capacities of the idea of genius in the United States shifted toward an increasingly detailed, psychologized, and sexualized notion of the individual--the genius as pathological subject. In Troubling Minds, Gustavus Stadler takes a broader view, locating in the concept of genius the predecessor to the modern idea of culture. In this book Stadler illuminates genius by examining ...

Troubling Minds: The Cultural Politics of Genius in the United States, 1840-1890 2006, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816642267

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