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Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 274 Nombre de pages
Anne Stiles is Assistant Professor of English at St Louis University, Missouri.Texte du rabat Examines how Gothic romances like D... Lire la suite
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Anne Stiles is Assistant Professor of English at St Louis University, Missouri.



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Examines how Gothic romances like Dracula and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde expressed fears and visionary possibilities suggested by neurological research.



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Introduction: cerebral localization and the late Victorian Gothic romance; Part I. Reactionaries: 1. Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde and the double brain; 2. Bram Stoker's Dracula and cerebral automatism; Part II. Materialists: 3. Photographic memory in the works of Grant Allen; Part III. Visionaries: 4. H. G. Wells and the evolution of the mad scientist; 5. Marie Corelli and the neuron; Epilogue; Looking forward.

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Titre: Popular Fiction and Brain Science in the Late Nineteenth Century
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Code EAN: 9781107442467
ISBN: 978-1-107-44246-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Cambridge University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 274
Poids: 388g
Taille: H152mm x B230mm x T15mm
Année: 2014

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