Aesthetics of Colonial Chemistry (SEA 2012)

From Milton’s “arch-chemic sun so far from us remote” to Taylor’s divine distillation of Sharon’s Rose by the God who “Chymist is,” the language and practices of chemistry are writ large upon the colonial archive of imaginative letters. Not limited to Puritan poetics, chemical discourse also informs key Catholic voices like Sor Juana in her kitchen-side experiments with contrary natures, and her conclusion that “Had Aristotle cooked, he would ...

Sponsoring Organization(s) : 
Society of Early Americanists
Event Name: 
SEA 2012
Event type: 
Event
Event date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2013 to Saturday, March 2, 2013
Event Location: 
Savannah, GA
Abstract due date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2012
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