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Minds, Bodies, Machines, 1770-1930 free pdf It is during the nineteenth century, the age of machinery, that we begin to witness a sustained exploration of the literal and discursive entanglements of minds, bodies, machines. This book opens with Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) and ends in the trenches of the First World War. The overall orientation of the essays is literary and historical but they also touch on philosophy, mathematics, natural history, the history of medicine and psychiatry, computer science, and virtual reality. Tracking the cultural impact of new technologies in the long nineteenth century, the book explores how the machine shifts our conceptions of language, consciousness, human cognition, man/machine boundaries, and the boundaries between materialist and esoteric sciences. Taken together, the essays expand our understanding of what it means to be human.

About Deirdre Coleman

DEIRDRE COLEMAN is the Robert Wallace chair of English at the University of Melbourne, Australia and specializes in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and cultural history. She has published in ELH, Eighteenth-Century Studies and Eighteenth-Century Life, and is the author of Romantic Colonization and British Anti-Slavery. HILARY FRASER is Dean of Arts at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, where she also holds the Geoffrey Tillotson Chair of Nineteenth-Century Studies. She has written monographs on aesthetics and religion in Victorian writing, the Victorians and Renaissance Italy, nineteenth-century non-fiction prose, and gender in the Victorian periodical. She currently works on women writing about art in the nineteenth century.

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Author : Deirdre Coleman
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 12 April 2011
ISBN : 0230284671
EAN : 9780230284678
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 248 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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