Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930

Hardcover | May 15, 2011

EditorDeirdre Coleman, Hilary Fraser

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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.

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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...

DEIRDRE COLEMAN is the Robert Wallace chair of English at the University of Melbourne, Australia and specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and cultural history. She has published in ELH, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Eighteenth-Century Life, and is the author of Romantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery.  ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.9 × 5.74 × 0.83 inPublished:May 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230284671

ISBN - 13:9780230284678

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Table of Contents

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