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O, that ‘Oh’ is the Devill: Glover and Harsnett

Steven Connor

in Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184331
eISBN:
9780191674204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184331.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

If the emerging Protestant sensibility will put a new premium on the essential relationship between the individual person and its voice, it will nevertheless also be vital to affirm that the voice is ... More


Unpredictable Machines

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Once disinterred from Wordsworth's conservative ecology, the notion that life has at its heart a creative force, an unstructured potential rather than a fixed essence, raises questions that ... More


The annihilation of self and species: the ecoGothic sensibilities of Mary Shelley and Nathaniel Hawthorne

Jennifer Schell

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that Shelley and Hawthorne adapt traditional Gothic imagery to environmental contexts in order to create two distinctly different ecoGothic visions of the extinction of humanity. ... More


Industrial Accidents and Novel Insurances

Paul Fyfe

in By Accident or Design: Writing the Victorian Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780198732334
eISBN:
9780191796678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732334.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Few problems so plagued the industrializing city as fires. In the 1840s, on the uncertain ground of places like Manchester in England’s north, a diverse cohort of manufacturers, business agents, and ... More


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