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Technologies of Illusion: Enchanting Modernity's Machines

dc.contributor.advisor Wald, Priscilla Spinner, Cheryl 2017-05-16T17:28:57Z 2019-04-26T08:17:10Z 2017
dc.description.abstract <p>Technologies of Illusion: Enchanting Modernity’s Machines confronts how the</p><p>disenchantment of modernity has occluded nineteenth-century Spiritualist archives. By</p><p>incorporating literary, visual, and archival methodologies, the dissertation recovers the</p><p>non-normative supernatural histories that are preserved within photographs, novels,</p><p>and supernatural testimonies. By eschewing scholarly method that is rooted in parsing</p><p>out fact from fiction, Technologies of Illusions gives dignity to the Spiritualist artifacts that</p><p>eschew such demarcations, and, by extension, the communities who believed in them.</p>
dc.subject American literature
dc.subject Art history
dc.subject Religion
dc.subject alternative history
dc.subject enchantment
dc.subject magic
dc.subject modernity
dc.subject photogrpahy
dc.subject Spiritualism
dc.title Technologies of Illusion: Enchanting Modernity's Machines
dc.type Dissertation
dc.department English
duke.embargo.months 23

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