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The Panopticon

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/9780199567676.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bentham's proposals for penal reform were published in Panopticon; or, The Inspection House (written in 1786) and its two Postscripts (1790, 1791). Focusing on these works, and diverging from ... More


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

Peter Otto

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book argues that modern forms of virtual reality first appear in the urban/commercial milieu of London in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century (1780–1830). In so doing, it develops ... More


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