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Title Bodies and things in nineteenth-century literature and culture / edited by Katharina Boehm
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


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 MELB  809.93535 B6711/B  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Series Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture
Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture.
Contents Introduction: bodies and things / Katharina Boehm -- Bodily things and thingly bodies : circumventing the subject-object binary / Isobel Armstrong -- Part I, Spaces: "The end of all the privacy and propriety" : Fanny's dressing room in Mansfield Park / Kirstyn Leuner -- Modes of wearing the towel : masculinity, insanity, and clothing in Trollope's "Turkish bath" / Catherine Spooner -- Travellers' bodies and pregnant things : Victorian women in imperial conflict zones / Muireann O'Cinneide -- Part II, Practices: Albums, belongings, and embodying the feminine / Samantha Matthews -- "Books in my hands, books in my heart, books in my brain" : bibliomania, the male body, and sensory erotics in late-Victorian literature / Victoria Mills -- Collecting and the body in late-Victorian and Edwardian museums / Kate Hill -- Part III, Performances: Aesthetic woman : the "fearful consequence" of "living up" to one's antiques / Anne Anderson -- The difference an object makes : conscious automaton theory and the decadent cult of artifice / Stefania Forlini -- Part IV, Epilogue: The bodies of things / Bill Brown
Notes Some essays evolved out of a conference, Bodies and Things: Victorian Literature and the Matter of Culture, held at the University of Oxford, in September 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Human body in literature -- Congresses.
Art objects in literature -- Congresses.
Human body -- Social aspects -- England -- Congresses.
Human body -- Symbolic aspects -- England -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Author Boehm, Katharina, 1984-
LC no. 2012033374
ISBN 9780230369382