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Embodying the Tactile in Victorian Literature

Touching Bodies/Bodies Touching

Embodying the Tactile in Victorian Literature: Touching Bodies/Bodies Touching explores the importance of sensory studies in mid to late-Victorian literature. Ann Gagne reconciles the social and cultural issues surrounding embodiment, particularly gendered embodiment, through the lens of tactility and how touch can function as embodied residue. Les mer
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Embodying the Tactile in Victorian Literature: Touching Bodies/Bodies Touching explores the importance of sensory studies in mid to late-Victorian literature. Ann Gagne reconciles the social and cultural issues surrounding embodiment, particularly gendered embodiment, through the lens of tactility and how touch can function as embodied residue. The main focus on tactility highlights bodily interactions through narrative description and positions lived experience as narrated and witnessed on the body through touch. By exploring four distinct types of tactility-reciprocal touch, architectural touch, self-touch, and telepathic touch-found in Victorian literature, Gagne reveals a larger social and cultural focus on ethics, care, the built environment, and pedagogy. Through analyses of more canonical texts such as Goblin Market alongside lesser known works by canonical authors such as Wilkie Collins's "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost," Gagne demonstrates how these same sensory considerations continue to be important today.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Chapter 1: Reciprocal Touch as Touching Me: Touching You: Goblin Market and "The Leper"

Chapter 2: Touch that Reinforces Architecture: Embodying Tactile Performance: The Ethics of the Dust and "Alan's Wife"

Chapter 3: Homosocial, Homosexual, and Touching the Self: Teleny and "Gone Under"

Chapter 4: Telepathic Touch in "The Withered Arm" and "Mrs. Zant and the Ghost"

Chapter 5: Manus Ex Machina: Lady Audley's Secret and Tactile Residue

Om forfatteren

Ann Gagne is educational developer at the University of Toronto Mississauga.