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The Victorian Supernatural

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Gillian Beer, Richard Noakes, Louise Henson, Eve M. Lynch, Pamela Thurschwell, Adam Roberts, Colin Cruise, Nicola Bown, Michaela Giebelhausen, Roger Luckhurst, Carolyn Burdett, Geoffrey Gilbert, Steven Connor
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521114646

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  • This collection brings together essays by scholars from literature, history of art and history of science which explore the diversity of Victorian fascination with the supernatural: ghosts and fairies, table-rappings and telepathic encounters, occult religions and the idea of reincarnation, visions of the other world and a reality beyond the everyday. These essays demonstrate that the supernatural was not simply a reaction to the "post-Darwinian loss of faith", but was embedded in virtually every aspect of Victorian culture.

    • The first collection of essays to explore the diverse forms of the Victorian fascination with the supernatural
    • Explores the Victorian supernatural through approaches from literature, history of art and history of science
    • Covers a wide range of themes including spiritualism, reincarnation, second sight, telepathy, dreams, ghosts and Christianity
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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521114646
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Foreward Gillian Beer
    Part I. Supernatural Science:
    1. Spiritualism, science and the supernatural in mid-Victorian Britain Richard Noakes
    2. Investigations and fictions: Charles Dickens and ghosts Louise Henson
    Part II. Invisible Women:
    3. Spectral politics: the Victorian ghost story and the domestic servant Eve M. Lynch
    4. George Eliot's prophecies: coercive second sight and everyday thought reading Pamela Thurschwell
    Part III. Raising the Dead:
    5. Browning, the dramatic monologue and the resuscitation of the dead Adam Roberts
    6. Baron Corvo and the key to the underworld Colin Cruise
    Part IV. Envisioning the Unseen:
    7. What is the stuff that dreams are made of? Nicola Bown
    8. Holman Hunt, William Dyce and the image of Christ Michaela Giebelhausen
    Part V. Imperial Occult:
    9. Knowledge, belief and the supernatural at the imperial margin Roger Luckhurst
    10. Romance, reincarnation and Rider Haggard Carolyn Burdett
    Part VI. Haunted modernism:
    11. The origins of modernism in the haunted properties of literature Geoffrey Gilbert
    12. Afterword Steven Connor
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editors

    Nicola Bown, Birkbeck College, University of London
    Nicola Bown teaches Victorian literature and art at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Fairies in Nineteenth-Century Art and Literature (Cambridge, 2001).

    Carolyn Burdett, London Metropolitan University
    Carolyn Burdett is Principal Lecturer in English at London Metropolitan University. She is the author of Olive Schreiner and the Progress of Feminism: Evolution, Gender, Empire (2000).

    Pamela Thurschwell, University College London
    Pamela Thurschwell is a lecturer in English at University College London, She is the author of Literature, Technology and Magical Thinking 1880-1920 (2001) and Sigmund Freud (2000).

    Contributors

    Gillian Beer, Richard Noakes, Louise Henson, Eve M. Lynch, Pamela Thurschwell, Adam Roberts, Colin Cruise, Nicola Bown, Michaela Giebelhausen, Roger Luckhurst, Carolyn Burdett, Geoffrey Gilbert, Steven Connor

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