By Marlene Tromp
Altered States examines the increase of Spiritualism—the faith of séances, mediums, and ghostly encounters—in the Victorian interval and the position it performed in undermining either conventional woman roles and the rhetoric of imperialism. targeting a selected form of séance event—the full-form materialization—and the our bodies of the younger, woman mediums who played it, Marlene Tromp argues that during the altered kingdom of the séance new methods of figuring out identification and relationships turned attainable. This not just demonstrably formed the considering the Spiritualists, but in addition the preferred awareness of the interval. In diaries, letters, newspaper debts, medical stories, and renowned fiction, Tromp uncovers facts that the unconventional perspectives provided within the religion permeated and motivated mainstream Victorian thought.
Marlene Tromp is affiliate Professor of English at Denison collage. She is the coeditor (with Pamela okay. Gilbert and Aeron Haynie) of past Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context, additionally released by means of SUNY Press, and the writer of the personal Rod: Marital Violence, Sensation, and the legislations in Victorian Britain.
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Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism (SUNY series, Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century) by Marlene Tromp