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Vision, science, and literature, 1870-1920 : ocular horizons

Author: Martin Willis
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2011.
Series: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles - small, large, past and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Willis
ISBN: 9781848932340 1848932340 9781848932357 1848932359
OCLC Number: 751735951
Awards: Winner of ESSE Book Award for Cultural Studies in English 2012
Winner of British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2011
Description: xii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction - Ocular Horizons: Vision, Science, Literature Part I: Small 1 Miscroscopy and Disease: Science, Imagination and the Phantasmagoria 2 Miscroscopy and Disease: Place and Identity in Laboratory Science and Fiction Part II: Large 3 Optical Shuttering: Percival Lowell, Mars and Authorities of Vision 4 Lowell's Minimum Visible: Wonder, Imagination and Popular Science Part III: Past 5 Looking as Tourists and Scientists: Amelia Edwards, Flinders Petrie and the Archaeology of the Egypt Exploration Fund 6 Egyptologian Archaeology and Fiction: The Artefact as Thing Part IV: Future 7 Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini: Optics, Ophthalmology and Magical Performance 8 Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini: Sensation, Spectacle and Spiritualism Afterword
Series Title: Science and culture in the nineteenth century, no. 15.
Responsibility: by Martin Willis.
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'provides a fresh account of modern visualities in the overlap between scientific and literary cultures ... the book abounds with incisive readings and innovative conjunctions.' Victorian Studies 'a Read more...

 
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