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Phantasmagoria

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Informationen zum Autor Marina Warner has written extensively on mythology and fairy tales. Her novels and works of criticism have... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Marina Warner has written extensively on mythology and fairy tales. Her novels and works of criticism have won her the Fawcett Prize, a Booker Prize nomination, the Rosemary Crawshay Prize, and a Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Internationally she has been created Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French, Commendatore by the Italians, and was awarded the Warburg Prize in Germany. In addition to being Professor of Literature at the University of Essex,she is an Honorary Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at St Andrews University. In 2005 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Klappentext With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white, Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world, illuminating key questions of imagination and cognition. Warner tells the unexpected and often disturbing story about shifts in thought about consciousness and the individual person, from the first public waxworks portraits at the end of the eighteenth century to stories of hauntings, possession, and loss of self in modern times. She probes the perceived distinctions between fantasy and deception, and uncovers a host of spirit forms--angels, ghosts, fairies, revenants, and zombies--that are still actively present in contemporary culture. Zusammenfassung Marina Warner's study of the products of fantasy deepens our understanding of the supernatural in relation to self and society. This surprising story explores the metaphors and media that have been the stock in trade of poets, scientists, magicians, and visionaries, including wax and cloud, smoke and mirrors, ether, ectoplasm, and celluloid.

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With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white, Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world, illuminating key questions of imagination and cognition. Warner tells the unexpected and often disturbing story about shifts in thought about consciousness and the individual person, from the first public waxworks portraits at the end of the eighteenth century to stories of hauntings, possession, and loss of self in modern times. She probes the perceived distinctions between fantasy and deception, and uncovers a host of spirit forms--angels, ghosts, fairies, revenants, and zombies--that are still actively present in contemporary culture.



Résumé
Marina Warner's study of the products of fantasy deepens our understanding of the supernatural in relation to self and society. This surprising story explores the metaphors and media that have been the stock in trade of poets, scientists, magicians, and visionaries, including wax and cloud, smoke and mirrors, ether, ectoplasm, and celluloid.

Contenu

Prologue; Introduction: The Logic of the Imaginary; I. WAX; 1. Living Likenesses, Death Masks; 2. Anatomies and Heroes: Madame Tussaud's; 3. On the Threshold: Sleeping Beauties; II. AIR; 4. The Breath of Life; 5. Winged Spirits and Sweet Airs; III. CLOUDS; 6. Clouds of Glory; 7. Fata Morgana; 8. Very Like a Whale ..; IV. LIGHT; 9. The Eye of the Imagination; 10. Fancy's Images; Insubstantial Pageants; V. SHADOW; 11. Phantasmagoria or, Darkness Visible; 12. The Origin of Painting or, the Corinthian Maid; VI. MIRROR; 13. The Danger in the Mirror: Narcissus; 14. Double Vision; 15. The Camera Steals the Soul; VII. GHOST; 16. 'Stay This Moment': Julia Margaret Cameron and Charles Dodgson; 17. Spectral Rappers, Psychic Photographers; 18. Phantoms to the Test: The Society for Psychical Research; VIII. ETHER; 19. Soul Vibrations or, The Fluidic Invisible; 20. Time Travel and Other Selves; 21. Exotic Visitors, Multiple Lives; 22. Touching the Unknown; IX. ECTOPLASM; 23. Materializing Mediums: The Quest for Ectoplasm; 24. The Rorschach Test, or Dirty Pictures; X. FILM; 25. Nice Life, an Extra's; 26. Disembodied Eyes: The Culture of Apocalypse; 27. Our Zombies, Our Selves; Conclusion

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Titre: Phantasmagoria
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780199239238
ISBN: 978-0-19-923923-8
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 496
Poids: 762g
Taille: H232mm x B156mm x T27mm
Année: 2008
Auflage: 2nd ed.