Spiritualism and Women's Writing: From the fin de siècle to the neo-Victorian

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byTatiana Kontou

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Using a wide range of unexplored archival material, this book examines the 'spectral' influence of Victorian spiritualism and Psychical Research on women's writing, analysing the ways in which modern writers have both subverted and mimicked nineteenth century sources in their evocation of the seance.

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Using a wide range of unexplored archival material, this book examines the 'spectral' influence of Victorian spiritualism and Psychical Research on women's writing, analysing the ways in which modern writers have both subverted and mimicked nineteenth century sources in their evocation of the seance.

TATIANA KONTOU is Associate Tutor in English at the University of Sussex, UK. She has previously published an article on Wilkie Collins and Spiritualist practice in Wilkie Collins: Interdisciplinary Essays (2007) and is the guest editor for a special issue of Women's Writing on 'Women and the Victorian Occult' (2008).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.7 × 5.86 × 0.8 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230200052

ISBN - 13:9780230200050

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Figures
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Theatres in the Skull: The Society for Psychical Research and Actress Narratives
Well-tuned Mediums: May Sinclair and Dorothy Richardson
Phantasms of Florence Cook in Michle Roberts In the Red Kitchen
Natural and Spiritual Evolutions: A. S. Byatts Angels and Insects
The Other World Illuminated: Wiring Science, Text and Spirit in Victoria Glendinnings Electricity
Queering the Sance: Sarah Waters Affinity
Conclusion
Bibliography
Notes