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Media, technology, and literature in the nineteenth century: image, sound, and touch

Media, technology, and literature in the nineteenth century: image, sound, and touch

Linley, Margaret; Colligan, Colette, 1974-

This collection discovers the relationship among image, sound and touch in the long 19th century. The chapters speak to the special mixed-media properties of literature, while exploring the important interconnections of science, technology and art when media was being theorized, debated, and scrutinized

Hardback, Book. English.
Published Farnham: Ashgate, 2011
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Colette Colligan and Margaret Linley
ISBN: 1409400093, 9781409400097
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes index.
Physical Description: 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series: The nineteenth century series
Subject: Literature.; Technology; Mass media in literature.; Mass media; English literature 19th century History and criticism.; Mass media and literature Great Britain History 19th century.; English literature; 19th Century; Literature and technology Great Britain History 19th century.; Technology in literature.
Series Title: Nineteenth century series.


  1. Introduction: the 19th-century invention of media, Colette Colligan and Margaret Linley
  2. Part I Image: The Wordsworths' daffodils: on the page, upon the inward eye, in their media ecology, Richard Menke
  3. 'So that the sense of touch may supply the want of sight': blind reading and 19th-century British print culture, Vanessa Warne
  4. A literature of its own: time, space, and narrative mediations in Victorian photography, Daniel A. Novak
  5. Kaleidoscopic vision in late Victorian Bohemia: George Sims's Social Kaleidoscope, Helen Groth.
  6. Part II Sound: A modern poetry of sensation: three Christmas gift books and the legacy of Victorian material culture, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra
  7. Visible sound and auditory scenes: word, image, and music in Tennyson, D.G. Rossetti amd Morris, Linda Hughes
  8. Piano, telegraph, typewriter: listening to the language of touch, Ivan Raykoff.
  9. Part III Touch: Tactile modernity: on the rationalization of touch in the 19th century, David P. Parisi
  10. Teleny, the secret touch, and the media geography of the clandestine book trade (1880-1900), Colette Colligan
  11. Touching at a distance: telegraphy, gender, and Henry James's In the Cage, Christopher Keep
  12. Frankenstein revisited: life and afterlife around 1831, Margaret Linley
  13. Index.