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Psychology/Aesthetics in the Nineteenth Century -

Issue 12 - 2011

This issue, guest edited by Carolyn Burdett, uses a very old form of punctuation – the forward slash - to separate its two relatively modern terms, psychology and aesthetics. The slash signals the intimate, diverse, mutually constitutive, and often contested nature of their relation in the nineteenth century. These essays explore that relation, in the writings of Coleridge and Pater; in the poetry of a psychical researcher and the theatre-going habits of a neurologist; and in museum spaces and gallery experiments.

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