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Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture

Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Seeing, Thinking, Writing

Authors: Potter, Jonathan

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  • Uncovers the interrelations of visual experience and Victorian print culture, working at the intersection of optical media technologies, literature, and cultural studies
  • Contains innovative, original readings of major canonical authors (Dickens, Eliot, Conrad, amongst others) alongside exciting new archival material drawn from the periodical press
  • Develops a critical method for approaching visual and literary relations as cultural discourses
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This book offers an innovative reassessment of the way Victorians thought and wrote about visual experience. It argues that new visual technologies gave expression to new ways of seeing, using these to uncover the visual discourses that facilitated, informed and shaped the way people conceptualised and articulated visual experience. In doing so, the book reconsiders literary and non-fiction works by well-known authors including George Eliot, Charles Dickens, G.H. Lewes, Max Nordau, Herbert Spencer, and Joseph Conrad, as well as shedding light on less-known works drawn from the periodical press. By revealing the discourses that formed around visual technologies, the book challenges and builds upon existing scholarship to provide a powerful new model by which to understand how the Victorians experienced, conceptualised, and wrote about vision.

About the authors

Jonathan Potter completed his PhD at the University of Leicester in 2015 and now lectures and tutors at Coventry University, UK. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $64.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $84.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Book Subtitle
Seeing, Thinking, Writing
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-89737-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-89737-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-89736-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07842-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 269
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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