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The Resource Automatism and creative acts in the age of new psychology, Linda M. Austin

Automatism and creative acts in the age of new psychology, Linda M. Austin

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Automatism and creative acts in the age of new psychology
Title
Automatism and creative acts in the age of new psychology
Statement of responsibility
Linda M. Austin
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The late nineteenth century saw a re-examination of artistic creativity in response to questions surrounding the relation between human beings and automata. These questions arose from findings in the "new psychology," physiological research that diminished the primacy of mind and viewed human action as neurological and systemic. Concentrating on British and continental culture from 1870 to 1911, this unusual study explores ways in which idea of automatism helped shaped ballet, art photography, literature, and professional writing. Drawing on documents including novels and travel essays, Linda Austin finds a link between efforts to establish standards of artistic practice and challenges to the idea of human exceptionalism. Austin presents each artistic discipline as an example of the same process: creation that should be intended, but involving actions that evade mental control. This study considers how late nineteenth-century literature and arts tackled the scientific question, 'Are we automata?'"--
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Austin, Linda Marilyn
Dewey number
700/.41163
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX543
LC item number
.A97 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
111
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts, British
  • Arts, British
  • Automatism (Art movement)
  • Arts, European
  • Arts, European
  • Automatism (Art movement)
  • Arts, British
  • Arts, European
  • Automatism (Art movement)
  • Europe
  • Great Britain
  • Automat
  • Automatismus
  • Künste
Label
Automatism and creative acts in the age of new psychology, Linda M. Austin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-257) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the nineteenth-century debate over human automatisms -- Part I. Automata-phobia. J.S. Mill: genius-automaton ; Automatic aesthetics and the shame of tourism -- Part II. Technologies of the automatic: process and movement. Photography's automatisms ; Automatic writing and physiologies of creativity ; The automata ballets
Control code
1015845411
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781108428552
Lccn
2017060814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015845411
Label
Automatism and creative acts in the age of new psychology, Linda M. Austin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the nineteenth-century debate over human automatisms -- Part I. Automata-phobia. J.S. Mill: genius-automaton ; Automatic aesthetics and the shame of tourism -- Part II. Technologies of the automatic: process and movement. Photography's automatisms ; Automatic writing and physiologies of creativity ; The automata ballets
Control code
1015845411
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 260 pages
Isbn
9781108428552
Lccn
2017060814
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1015845411

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