Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930 by D. ColemanMinds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930 by D. Coleman

Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930

byD. ColemanEditorH. Fraser

Hardcover | April 12, 2011

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It is during the nineteenth-century, the age of machinery, that we begin to witness a sustained exploration of the literal and discursive entanglements of minds, bodies, machines. This book explores the impact of technology upon conceptions of language, consciousness, human cognition, and the boundaries between materialist and esoteric sciences.
MARIE BANFIELD PhD student at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK DANIEL BROWN Professor in English, University of Western Australia STEVEN CONNOR Professor of Modern Literature and Theory, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK PAUL CROSTHWAITE Lecturer in English Literature, Cardiff University, UK KATHERINE INGLIS received...
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Title:Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930Format:HardcoverDimensions:230 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.83 inPublished:April 12, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230284671

ISBN - 13:9780230284678

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List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction - Minds, Bodies, Machines; D.Coleman & H.Fraser Inside the Imagination-Machines of Gothic Fiction: Estrangement, Transport, Affect; P.Otto Air-Looms and Influencing Machines; S.Connor Maternity, Madness and Mechanization: The Ghastly Automaton in James Hogg's The Three Perils of Woman; K.Inglis Clockwork Automata, Artificial Intelligence, and Why the Body of the Author Matters; P.Crosthwaite Metaphors and Analogies of Mind and Body in Nineteenth-Century Science and Fiction: George Eliot, Henry James and George Meredith; M.Banfield Alfred Wallace's Conversion: Plebian Radicalism and the Spiritual Evolution of the Mind; I.McCalman Molecular Machines and Lascivious Bodies: James Clerk Maxwell's Verse-Born Attacks on Tyndallic Reductionism; D.Brown Writing the 'Great Proteus of Disease': Influenza, Informatics, and the Body in the Late Nineteenth Century; J.Mussell Linguistic Trepanation: Brain Damage, Penetrative Seeing, and a Revolution of the Word; L.Salisbury Coda Notes Index