A Study of Relationship between the English Romantic Poetry and the ‘Romantic Medicine'
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants|
|Research Institution||Fukuoka University|
YAMAUCHI Shoichi Fukuoka University, Faculty of Humanities, Professor, 人文学部, 教授 (70035161)
|Project Period (FY)
2002 – 2004
Completed(Fiscal Year 2004)
|Budget Amount *help
¥2,600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,600,000)
Fiscal Year 2004 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2003 : ¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 2002 : ¥900,000 (Direct Cost : ¥900,000)
|Keywords||Keats / Wordsworth / melancholy / healing / Enlightenment / Nature / indolence / Romantic Medicine / バイロン / 女性 / 名声欲 / J.トムソン / エコロジー / コウルリッジ / 自然崇拝 / キリスト教|
The present research has achieved the expected results mainly in the following five respects :
(1)the relationship between the ‘Romantic Medicine' and its contemporary fields of study such as literature, ethics, philosophy, and religion mainly in terms of the birth, growth, and transformation of the ‘Romantic Medicine' ;
(2)a reevaluation of the English Romantics' psychosomatic production of poetic works with emphasis on their idiosyncratic system of ‘healing' ;
(3)the meaning and significance of the cooperative poetic production of Wordsworth and Coleridge with special reference to their ‘conversion' ;
(4)Wordsworth's influence on Keats as a poet who believes in ‘the poetics of melancholy' or ‘the poetics of healing' ; and
(5)the examination both of the universal worth/merit of the ‘Romantic Medicine' as a means of healing psychosomatic disorders and of its defect/limitation found in the temporariness of its healing effect/power, which derives from the English Romantics' immoderate dependence on their ephemeral aesthetic experiences.
The present research has led to my writing one essay on Wordsworth's changing view of ‘Nature' another essay on the relationship of Wordsworth with Keats in terms of their ‘poetics of melancholy,' and six essays on Keats focusing on his poems such as Ode on Melancholy, Ode on Indolence and La Belle Dame sans Merci.
The present research has also led to my paper-readings for the meetings of the two major learned societies in Japan-(1)the 75th General Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan (24 May 2003) ; (2)the 57th Kyushu Branch General Meeting of the English Literary Society of Japan (23 October 2004).
Research Products (24results)