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The Resource Reading with the senses in Victorian literature and science, David Sweeney Coombs

Reading with the senses in Victorian literature and science, David Sweeney Coombs

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Reading with the senses in Victorian literature and science
Title
Reading with the senses in Victorian literature and science
Statement of responsibility
David Sweeney Coombs
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Language
eng
Summary
"Reading with the Senses shows how major Victorian novelists, aesthetes, and scientists dramatically revised their understanding of reading and sensory perception in light of nineteenth-century scientific work in psychology, physiology, and physics. This book argues that the rise of perception science led major Victorian writers--George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Vernon Lee, and Walter Pater--to embrace a radical literary empiricism that had transformative effects on the novel and the Aesthetic Movement. Coombs shows how the effects of this radical literary empiricism continue to reverberate in our own moment, when a descriptive turn in the humanities has pushed literary critics to align their reading practices with scientific methods of observation"--
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1977-
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Coombs, David Sweeney
Dewey number
820.00/80936
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.S34
LC item number
C66 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Victorian literature and culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Perception in literature
  • Senses and sensation in literature
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Perception in literature
  • Senses and sensation in literature
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Wissenschaft
  • Literatur
  • Kultur
  • Englisch
  • Wahrnehmung
  • Empfindung
  • Großbritannien
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Reading with the senses in Victorian literature and science, David Sweeney Coombs
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) 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
  • Knowing things by description in Victorian science
  • Getting acquainted with description in Romola
  • Reading in the dark : sensory obscurity in The Return of the Native
  • Tagging the Vatican Museum with Vernon Lee : description and the aesthetic movement
  • Sense and Reference of sound; Or, Walter Pater's Kinky literalism
Control code
1091586170
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813943428
Lccn
2019015593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029582911
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091586170
Label
Reading with the senses in Victorian literature and science, David Sweeney Coombs
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-208) 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
  • Knowing things by description in Victorian science
  • Getting acquainted with description in Romola
  • Reading in the dark : sensory obscurity in The Return of the Native
  • Tagging the Vatican Museum with Vernon Lee : description and the aesthetic movement
  • Sense and Reference of sound; Or, Walter Pater's Kinky literalism
Control code
1091586170
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780813943428
Lccn
2019015593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029582911
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091586170

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