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CredulityA Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Emily Ogden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book offers a history of mesmerism, or animal magnetism, in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) United States. Imported from the plantations of the French Antilles by founder Charles Poyen, ... More

The Danger of RomanceTruth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Karen Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the first appearance of “romance” (roman) in mid-twelfth-century France, this genre of literature has been condemned by learned readers, who view it as failing to represent reality as it truly ... More

Shakespeare DwellingDesigns for the Theater of Life

Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life

Julia Reinhard Lupton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226266015
eISBN:
9780226266152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book uses the concept of dwelling in Shakespeare’s plays to produce deep insights into fundamental humanistic problems and to comprehend our creaturely needs for taking and making shelter. Great ... More

What Philosophy Wants from Images

What Philosophy Wants from Images

D. N. Rodowick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the past two decades, the contemporary art world has exhibited an ever-increasing fascination with the cinema; or better, a certain memory of the history of theatrical cinema. A principle material ... More

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