The Senses in Literature, 1800 to 1920: Industry and Empire

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Title: The Senses in Literature, 1800 to 1920: Industry and Empire
Authors: Daly, Nicholas
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Date: 23-Oct-2014
Online since: 2016-10-01T01:00:11Z
Abstract: This chapter will look at the role of the senses in literature across a diverse period, spanning Romantic, Victorian and Modernist literary formations. There are, nonetheless, significant continuities across this period, since all three formations react to the alteration of sensory experience by modernization and an increasingly self-­‐conscious imperialism. New conceptions of time and space, new sights, sounds, tastes and odours, and new tactile worlds, accompanied these developments, and were refracted, incorporated, and theorized in literary works.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Subject LCSH: Romanticism
English literature--19th century
Literature, Modern
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Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Classen, C. (ed.). A Cultural History of the Senses
ISBN: 9780857853387
Appears in Collections:English, Drama & Film Research Collection

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