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The Resource Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920, Pamela Thurschwell

Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920, Pamela Thurschwell

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Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920
Title
Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Thurschwell
Title variation
Literature, Technology & Magical Thinking, 1880{u2013}1920
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Language
eng
Summary
In this 2001 book Pamela Thurschwell examines the intersection of literary culture, the occult and new technology at the fin-de-siècle. Thurschwell argues that technologies began suffusing the public imagination from the mid-nineteenth century on: they seemed to support the claims of spiritualist mediums. Talking to the dead and talking on the phone both held out the promise of previously unimaginable contact between people: both seemed to involve 'magical thinking'. Thurschwell looks at the ways in which psychical research, the scientific study of the occult, is reflected in the writings of such authors as Henry James, George du Maurier and Oscar Wilde, and in the foundations of psychoanalysis. This study offers provocative interpretations of fin-de-siècle literary and scientific culture in relation to psychoanalysis, queer theory and cultural history
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thurschwell, Pamela
Dewey number
820.9/37
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.M34
LC item number
T48 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
32
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Magic in literature
  • Literature and technology
  • Literature and technology
  • English literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Homosexuality and literature
  • Spiritualism in literature
  • Occultism in literature
  • Telepathy in literature
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Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920, Pamela Thurschwell
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511484537
Extent
1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521801683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920, Pamela Thurschwell
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511484537
Extent
1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521801683
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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