Parallel worlds: Collins' sensationalism and spiritualist practice

Kontou, Tatiana (2007) Parallel worlds: Collins' sensationalism and spiritualist practice. In: Mangham, Andrew (ed.) Wilkie Collins: interdisciplinary essays. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 37-55. ISBN 9781847181091

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In this chapter I examine the various ways in which text and seance intersect through their acute emphasis on the politics of sex and gender alongside their use of theatrical or melodramatic narrative tropes. By closely reading selected episodes in Collins No Name (1862) alongside seance reports and descriptions of spirit encounters I explore how both discourses domesticated the Victorian stage and the conventions of theatrical performance.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Depositing User: Tatiana Kontou
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:04
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 08:28
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