Victorian literary mesmerism [electronic resource] / edited by Martin Willis and Catherine Wynne.
- Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2006.
- Costerus ; new ser., v.160.
Costerus, 0165-9618 ; new ser., v.160
1 online resource (280 p.)
- Mesmerism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Mesmerism in literature.
- Electronic books.
- Victorian Literary Mesmerism examines the engagement between literatureand mesmerism in Victorian writing. Drawing on recent trends ininterdisciplinary literary scholarship the essays collected here investigatethe complex connections between scientific mesmerism, its manifestationsin the Victorian social and cultural world, and the literary imagination. Here,for the first time, the varied themes and contexts shaped by mesmericpractices are brought together in one volume. Mesmerism's influence onphrenology, medicine and mental health; its interaction with the occult andwith communication techno
- TABLE OF CONTENTS; Introduction; 1. Mind Reading: Literature in the Discourse of Early Victorian Phrenology and Mesmerism; 2. Mesmerism and Medicine in Bulwer-Lytton's Novels of the Occult; 3. Mesmerism and the Electric Age: From Poe to Edison; 4. Mesmeric Delusions: Mind and Mental Training in Elizabeth Gaskell's Writings; 5. Mesmerism, Clairvoyance and Literary Culture in Mid-Century Australia; 6. Jim Crows, Veiled Ladies and True Womanhood: Mesmerism in The House of the Seven Gables; 7. George Eliot's The Lifted Veil and the Cultural Politics of Clairvoyance
8. Dazed and Abused: Gender and Mesmerism in Wilkie Collins9. Marie Corelli's Magnetic Revitalizing Power; 10. Under the Influence: Crime and Hypnotic Fictions of the Fin de Siècle; 11. Arthur Conan Doyle's Domestic Desires: Mesmerism, Mediumship and Femmes Fatales; Notes on Contributors; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -265) and index.
- Willis, Martin.
Wynne, Catherine, 1971-
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