Download e-book for kindle: Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation by Marlene Tromp

By Marlene Tromp

ISBN-10: 0791467392

ISBN-13: 9780791467398

ISBN-10: 0791467406

ISBN-13: 9780791467404

Considers the function of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.

Altered States examines the increase of Spiritualism—the faith of séances, mediums, and ghostly encounters—in the Victorian interval and the function it performed in undermining either conventional lady roles and the rhetoric of imperialism. targeting a specific form of séance event—the full-form materialization—and the our bodies of the younger, girl mediums who played it, Marlene Tromp argues that during the altered nation of the séance new methods of realizing identification and relationships grew to become attainable. This not just demonstrably formed the taking into account the Spiritualists, but additionally the preferred awareness of the interval. In diaries, letters, newspaper debts, medical experiences, and well known fiction, Tromp uncovers proof that the unconventional perspectives awarded within the religion permeated and encouraged mainstream Victorian thought.

Marlene Tromp is affiliate Professor of English at Denison collage. She is the coeditor (with Pamela ok. Gilbert and Aeron Haynie) of past Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context, additionally released via SUNY Press, and the writer of the non-public Rod: Marital Violence, Sensation, and the legislations in Victorian Britain.

Show description

Read Online or Download Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century) PDF

Best literary victorian criticism books

Read e-book online Spaces of the Sacred and Profane: Dickens, Trollope, and the PDF

This research examines the original cultural house of Victorian cathedral cities as they seem within the literary paintings of Charles Dickens and Anthony Trollope, arguing that Dickens and Trollope use the cathedral town’s enclosure, and its overt connections among sacred and secular, current and earlier, as a great locus from which to critique Victorian spiritual attitudes, aesthetic anxieties, enterprise practices, or even immigration.

Matthew Kaiser's The World in Play: Portraits of a Victorian Concept PDF

Nineteenth-century Britain used to be a global in play. The Victorians invented the weekend and outfitted enormous quantities of parks and playgrounds. within the wake of Darwin, they re-imagined nature as a competition for survival. The playful baby grew to become an emblem of the long run. an international in play potential issues: an international in flux and an international trapped, like Alice in Wonderland, in a ludic microcosm of itself.

British Women Writers and the Short Story, 1850-1930: by K. Krueger PDF

This ebook addresses a significantly missed style utilized by ladies writers from Gaskell to Woolf to complicate Victorian and modernist notions of gender and social house. Their cutting edge brief tales ask Britons to reassess the place girls might stay, how they can be pointed out, and whether or not they might be contained.

Download PDF by Richard Doyle,Grant F. Scott: The Illustrated Letters of Richard Doyle to His Father,

“This fantastically awarded ebook includes for the 1st time the full sequence of fifty-three illustrated letters written to his father via Richard Doyle, the ‘precocious boy’ who may turn into well-known for his Punch drawings […] Their replica the following in all their elusive element, scrupulously annotated by way of the editor, is either gratifying and educative.

Extra info for Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

Example text

Download PDF sample

Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century) by Marlene Tromp


by George
4.5

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 24 votes