Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education and leisure patterns. The essays in this collection look at exhibitions and their influence in terms of location, technology and ideology.
Table of ContentsCover Half Title Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents Acknowledgements List of Contributors List of Figures and Tables Introduction - Joe Kember, John Plunkett and Jill A. Sullivan 1. Spectacle in Leicester Square: James Wyld’s Great Globe, 1851–61 - Bernard Lightman 2. Fetes, Bazaars and Conversaziones: Science, Entertainment and Local Civic Elites - John Plunkett and Jill A. Sullivan 3. The Afterlife of Freak Shows - Fiona Pettit 4. Beyond Scientific Spectacle: Image and Word in Nineteenth-Century Popular Lecturing - Martin Hewiit 5. Daniel William Cahill and the Rhetorical Geography of Science and Religion - Diarmid A. Finnegan 6. Narrativizing ‘The World’s Show’: The Great Exhibition, Panoramic Views and Print Supplements - Verity Hunt 7. The Talking Fish: Performance and Delusion in the Victorian Exhibition - Caroline Radcliffe 8. Representation, Race and the Zoological Real in the Great Gorilla Controversy of 1861 - John Miller 9. On Wonder: Situating the Spectacle in Spiritualism and Performance Magic - Martin Willis 10. Meeting the Zulus: Displayed Peoples and the Shows of London, 1853–79 - Sadiah Qureshi 11. Unwrapping the Past: Egyptian Mummies on Show - Beverley Rogers 12. ‘The Wandering Friend’: Andrew Carnegie’s Dinosaur Invades Europe, 1902–14 - Ilja Nieuwland Notes Index