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Bodies and things in nineteenth-century literature and culture

Author: Katharina Boehm
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book provides fresh perspectives on the object world, embodied experience and materiality in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Contributors explore canonical works by Austen, Bronte,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Conference proceedings
Congresses
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Katharina Boehm
ISBN: 9780230369382 0230369383
OCLC Number: 800030514
Notes: Some essays evolved out of a conference, Bodies and Things: Victorian Literature and the Matter of Culture, held at the University of Oxford, in September 2008.
Description: xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: bodies and things / Katharina Boehm --
Bodily things and thingly bodies : circumventing the subject-object binary / Isobel Armstrong --
Part I, Spaces: "The end of all the privacy and propriety" : Fanny's dressing room in Mansfield Park / Kirstyn Leuner --
Modes of wearing the towel : masculinity, insanity, and clothing in Trollope's "Turkish bath" / Catherine Spooner --
Travellers' bodies and pregnant things : Victorian women in imperial conflict zones / Muireann O'Cinneide --
Part II, Practices: Albums, belongings, and embodying the feminine / Samantha Matthews --
"Books in my hands, books in my heart, books in my brain" : bibliomania, the male body, and sensory erotics in late-Victorian literature / Victoria Mills --
Collecting and the body in late-Victorian and Edwardian museums / Kate Hill --
Part III, Performances: Aesthetic woman : the "fearful consequence" of "living up" to one's antiques / Anne Anderson --
The difference an object makes : conscious automaton theory and the decadent cult of artifice / Stefania Forlini --
Part IV, Epilogue: The bodies of things / Bill Brown.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Katharina Boehm.
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