By Marlene Tromp

ISBN-10: 0791467392

ISBN-13: 9780791467398

ISBN-10: 0791467406

ISBN-13: 9780791467404

Considers the position of Spiritualism in Victorian culture.

Altered States examines the increase of Spiritualism—the faith of séances, mediums, and ghostly encounters—in the Victorian interval and the position it performed in undermining either conventional woman roles and the rhetoric of imperialism. targeting a selected type of séance event—the full-form materialization—and the our bodies of the younger, lady mediums who played it, Marlene Tromp argues that during the altered kingdom of the séance new methods of figuring out identification and relationships turned attainable. This not just demonstrably formed the deliberating the Spiritualists, but in addition the preferred realization of the interval. In diaries, letters, newspaper bills, medical studies, and renowned fiction, Tromp uncovers proof that the novel perspectives provided within the religion permeated and stimulated mainstream Victorian thought.

Marlene Tromp is affiliate Professor of English at Denison college. She is the coeditor (with Pamela okay. Gilbert and Aeron Haynie) of past Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context, additionally released by means of SUNY Press, and the writer of the personal Rod: Marital Violence, Sensation, and the legislation in Victorian Britain.

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