Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

by Martin Willis

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ISBN-13: 9780822981909
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Martin Willis is professor of English literature at Cardiff University.

Table of Contents

Cover Half Title Title Copyright Contents Dedication Acknowledgements List of Figures Introduction: Ocular Horizons: Vision, Science and Literature 1. Microscopy and Disease: Science, Imagination and the Phantasmagoria 2. Microscopy and Disease: Place and Identity in Laboratory Science and Fiction 3. Optical Shattering: Percival Lowell, Mars and Authorities of Vision 4. Lowell's Minimum Visible: Wonder, Imagination and Popular Science 5. Looking as Tourists and Scientists: Amelia Edwards, Flinders Petrie and the Archaeology of the Egypt Exploration Fund 6. Egyptian Archaeology and Fiction: The Artefact as Thing 7. Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini: Optics, Ophthalmology and Magical Performance 8. Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini: Sensation, Spectacle and Spiritualism Afterword Notes Works Cited Index

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