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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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book Pamela Thurschwell examines the intersection of literary culture, the occult and new technology at the fin-de-siecle. Thurschwell argues that technologies such as the telegraph and the telephone annihilated distances that separated bodies and minds from each other. As these new 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 new and provocative interpretations of fin-de-siecle literary and scientific culture in relation to psychoanalysis, queer theory and cultural history."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Thurschwell, Pamela
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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
Label
Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920, Pamela Thurschwell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-190) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Society for Psychical Research's experiments in intimacy.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Wilde, hypnotic aesthetes and the 1890s.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Henry James's lives during wartime.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • On the typewriter, In the Cage, at the Ouija board.
  • p. 86
  • 5.
  • Freud, Ferenczi and psychoanalysis's telepathic transferences.
  • p. 115
  • Notes.
  • p. 151
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 180
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
l80000065987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 194 p.
Isbn
9780521801683
Lccn
lc00065987
Label
Literature, technology, and magical thinking, 1880-1920, Pamela Thurschwell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-190) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Society for Psychical Research's experiments in intimacy.
  • p. 12
  • 2.
  • Wilde, hypnotic aesthetes and the 1890s.
  • p. 37
  • 3.
  • Henry James's lives during wartime.
  • p. 65
  • 4.
  • On the typewriter, In the Cage, at the Ouija board.
  • p. 86
  • 5.
  • Freud, Ferenczi and psychoanalysis's telepathic transferences.
  • p. 115
  • Notes.
  • p. 151
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 180
  • Index.
  • p. 191
Control code
l80000065987
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 194 p.
Isbn
9780521801683
Lccn
lc00065987

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