*History and Archaeology
*Rise of the Guardians/GoC, HTTYD, Gravity Falls, Ghibli, Laika Studios, Welcome to Night Vale, Firefly, Bioshock, Outlast, Rule of Rose, Don't Starve, Portal, Gentlemen Bastards, Flavia de Luce, His Dark Materials, Diana Wynne Jones, Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, In the Flesh, Orphan Black, & Doctor Who.
There is pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne’er express, yet cannot all conceal. (Canto IV, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, Lord Byron)
The movement validated strong emotion as an authentic source of aesthetic experience, placing new emphasis on such emotions as apprehension, horror and terror, and awe—especially that which is experienced in confronting the sublimity of untamed nature and its picturesque qualities, both new aesthetic categories. It elevated folk art and ancient custom to something noble, made spontaneity a desirable characteristic, and argued for a “natural” epistemology of human activities as conditioned by nature in the form of language and customary usage. (×)