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‘More than a figment of scientific fancy’: Dreams and visions in Victorian psychology and fantastic literature, 1858-1900

Abstract:

This thesis investigates the emergence of the Victorian fantastic dream vision and the discipline of psychology as sister phenomena. It explores the interconnections of the two fields through the work of author-scientists George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, and Charles Kingsley and their literary portrayal of visions experienced in dream, illness and near death.

Through substantial archival research, this thesis reconstructs these authors’ scientific biographies, particularly MacDon...

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Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Role:
Author, Author

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
Role:
Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
Role:
Supervisor
Department:
Cardiff University
Role:
Examiner
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Merton College
Role:
Examiner
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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