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GEORGE ELIOT'S EAR: New Acoustics in Daniel Deronda and Beyond

John M. Picker

in Victorian Soundscapes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195151916
eISBN:
9780199787944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151916.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter argues that George Eliot recognized the advent of an age defined by new emphases on and understandings of the capacity for listening. This argument suggests that Victorian science — ... More


Speaking into a Dead Man’s Ear

Dawne McCance

in The Reproduction of Life Death: Derrida's La vie la mort

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823283910
eISBN:
9780823286287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823283910.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

What Alexander Graham Bell considered his most important, if least known, invention, the ear phonautograph, was designed to “bring the deaf to speech.” This chapter links Derrida’s suggestion that ... More


Martha’s Vineyard

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

in The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes Deaf family life and marriage on Martha's Vineyard, with a view to contrasting it to Henniker. Genealogies for major families with Deaf members are presented, starting with ... More


Star-Studded Cinema

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Cinema is considered through electromagnetic propagation in projected and transmitted light in Alexander Graham Bell’s attempt to listen to storms on the sun using his photophone; through the ... More


Inductive Radio and Whistling Currents

Douglas Kahn

in Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520257801
eISBN:
9780520956834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257801.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Sounds in telephone lines were heard “wirelessly” by inductive “leakage” from one line to another and through circuits returned through the earth, as well as by the reception of electromagnetic waves ... More


The Telephone

Laszlo Solymar

in Getting the Message: A History of Communications, Second Edition

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198863007
eISBN:
9780191895760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863007.003.0005
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Several attempts at inventing the telephone are described, particularly the crucial contribution of Alexander Graham Bell. The invention was offered to Western Union but its managing director ... More


Scientists and Innovators

Istvan Hargittai and Magdolna Hargittai

in New York Scientific: A Culture of Inquiry, Knowledge, and Learning

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198769873
eISBN:
9780191822681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769873.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

A number of memorials attest to the fact that solving practical problems has been in the forefront of science in the United States. The innovations of Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Benjamin ... More


Careers

Lyndsey Jenkins

in Sisters and Sisterhood: The Kenney Family, Class, and Suffrage, 1890-1965

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780192848802
eISBN:
9780191944086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192848802.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter uses the lives of Caroline and Jane Kenney to offer new insights into the relationship between suffrage, feminism, and educational reform. While the links between the teaching ... More


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