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Supernatural entertainments : Victorian spiritualism and the rise of modern media culture

Title
Supernatural entertainments : Victorian spiritualism and the rise of modern media culture / Simone Natale.
ISBN
9780271071046
0271071044
Publication
University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]
Copyright Notice Date
©2016
Physical Description
xi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary
"Explores the proliferation of spiritualist séances in mid-nineteenth-century Europe and the United States, and the connection to the contemporary evolution of the media entertainment industry"--Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
March 29, 2016
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The medium on the stage : theatricality and performance in the spirit séance
Parlor games : play and social life in the haunted house
Breaking the news : controversy, sensation, and the popular press
Mediums and stars : religion, consumerism, and celebrity culture
Stranger than fiction : print media, automatic writing, and popular culture
The marvels of superimposition : spirit photography and spiritualism's visual culture.
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