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The Resource Popular fiction and brain science in the late nineteenth century, Anne Stiles

Popular fiction and brain science in the late nineteenth century, Anne Stiles

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Popular fiction and brain science in the late nineteenth century
Title
Popular fiction and brain science in the late nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Anne Stiles
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1860s and 1870s, leading neurologists used animal experimentation to establish that discrete sections of the brain regulate specific mental and physical functions. These discoveries had immediate medical benefits: David Ferrier's detailed cortical maps, for example, saved lives by helping surgeons locate brain tumors and haemorrhages without first opening up the skull. These experiments both incited controversy and stimulated creative thought, because they challenged the possibility of an extra-corporeal soul. This book examines the cultural impact of neurological experiments on late Victorian Gothic romances by Robert Louis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, H. G. Wells and others. Novels like Dracula and Jekyll and Hyde expressed the deep-seated fears and visionary possibilities suggested by cerebral localization research and offered a corrective to the linearity and objectivity of late Victorian neurology"--
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1975-
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Stiles, Anne
Dewey number
823/.0872909
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.T3
LC item number
S75 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
Series volume
78
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  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English
  • Neurosciences and the arts
  • Brain
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Literature and science
  • Literature and medicine
  • Neurosciences
  • Mind and body in literature
  • Physiology in literature
  • English fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • Gothic novel
  • Hirnforschung
  • Englisch
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Popular fiction and brain science in the late nineteenth century, Anne Stiles
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-247) 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: Cerebral localization and the late Victorian Gothic romance -- Part I, Reactionaries: 1. Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde and the double brain ; 2. Bram Stoker's Dracula and cerebral automatism -- Part II, Materialists: 3. Photographic memory in the works of Grant Allen -- Part III, Visionaries: 4. H. G. Wells and the evolution of the mad scientist ; 5. Marie Corelli and the neuron -- Epilogue: Looking forward
Control code
752912199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9781107010017
Lccn
2011038185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752912199
Label
Popular fiction and brain science in the late nineteenth century, Anne Stiles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 232-247) 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: Cerebral localization and the late Victorian Gothic romance -- Part I, Reactionaries: 1. Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde and the double brain ; 2. Bram Stoker's Dracula and cerebral automatism -- Part II, Materialists: 3. Photographic memory in the works of Grant Allen -- Part III, Visionaries: 4. H. G. Wells and the evolution of the mad scientist ; 5. Marie Corelli and the neuron -- Epilogue: Looking forward
Control code
752912199
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 255 pages
Isbn
9781107010017
Lccn
2011038185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)752912199

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