Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Ghost-Seers, Detectives, and Spiritualists: Theories of Vision in Victorian Literature and Science (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

Srdjan Smaji?


this can be an unique examine of the narrative thoughts that built for 2 extremely popular types of fiction within the 19th century - ghost tales and detective tales - and the fabulous similarities among them within the context of up to date theories of imaginative and prescient and sight. Srdjan Smajić argues that to appreciate how writers represented ghost-seers and detectives, the perspectives of up to date scientists, philosophers, and spiritualists with which those writers have interaction need to be taken into consideration: those perspectives bring up questions resembling even if seeing fairly is believing, how a lot of what we 'see' is really merely inferred, and even if there is different (intuitive or religious) methods of due to the fact allow us to understand gadgets and beings inaccessible to the physically senses. This ebook will make a true contribution to the certainty of Victorian technological know-how in tradition, and of the ways that literature attracts on all types of information.

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