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The Resource The sympathetic medium : feminine channeling, the occult, and communication technologies, 1859-1919, Jill Galvan

The sympathetic medium : feminine channeling, the occult, and communication technologies, 1859-1919, Jill Galvan

Label
The sympathetic medium : feminine channeling, the occult, and communication technologies, 1859-1919
Title
The sympathetic medium
Title remainder
feminine channeling, the occult, and communication technologies, 1859-1919
Statement of responsibility
Jill Galvan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The nineteenth century saw not only the emergence of the telegraph, the telephone, and the typewriter but also a fascination with seances and occult practices like automatic writing as a means for contacting the dead. Like the new technologies, modern spiritualism promised to link people separated by space or circumstance; and like them as well, it depended on the presence of a human medium to convey these conversations. Whether electrical or otherworldly, these communications were remarkably often conducted - in offices, at telegraph stations and telephone switchboards, and in seance parlors - by women." "In The Sympathetic Medium, Jill Galvan offers an analysis of the rise of the female medium in Great Britain and the United States during the Victorian era and through the turn of the century. Examining a wide variety of fictional explorations of feminine channeling (in both the technological and supernatural realms) by such authors as Henry James, George Eliot, Arthur Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, Marie Corelli, and George Du Maurier, Galvan argues that women were often chosen for that role, or assumed it themselves, because they made at-a-distance dialogues seem more intimate, less mediated." "Two allegedly feminine traits, sympathy and a susceptibility to automatism, enabled women to disappear into their roles as message-carriers. Anchoring her literary analysis in discussions of social, economic, and scientific culture, Galvan finds that nineteenth- and early twentieth-century feminization of mediated communication reveals the challenges that the new networked culture presented to prevailing ideas of gender, dialogue, privacy, and the relationship between body and self."--Jacket
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Galvan, Jill Nicole
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Women mediums
  • Communication
  • Spiritualism in literature
  • Mediums in literature
  • Communication in literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Channeling (Spiritualism)
  • Communication in literature
  • Communication
  • English literature
  • Mediums in literature
  • Spiritualism in literature
  • Women mediums
  • Occultisme
  • Vrouwen
  • Telefonie
  • Kommunikative Kompetenz
  • Medium
  • Parapsychologie
  • Großbritannien
  • Frau
  • Kommunikationstechnik
  • USA
Label
The sympathetic medium : feminine channeling, the occult, and communication technologies, 1859-1919, Jill Galvan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Tuning in to the female medium -- Sympathy and the spiriting of information In the cage -- Securing the line : automatism and cross-cultural encounters in late Victorian Gothic fiction -- Du Maurier's media : the phonographic unconscious on the cusp of the future -- Telltale typing, hysterical channeling : the medium as detective device -- Literary transmission and male mediation
Control code
ocn726824192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458620
Lccn
2009028973
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40017785413
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rd0m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824192
Label
The sympathetic medium : feminine channeling, the occult, and communication technologies, 1859-1919, Jill Galvan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Tuning in to the female medium -- Sympathy and the spiriting of information In the cage -- Securing the line : automatism and cross-cultural encounters in late Victorian Gothic fiction -- Du Maurier's media : the phonographic unconscious on the cusp of the future -- Telltale typing, hysterical channeling : the medium as detective device -- Literary transmission and male mediation
Control code
ocn726824192
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801458620
Lccn
2009028973
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
40017785413
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4rd0m
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)726824192

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