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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2023) 78 (3): 179–210.
Published: 01 December 2023
... mythologizes the other. In his writings on double touch, Coleridge surmises that we engage with our world simultaneously by sensory perception and an energetic connection derived from Mesmerism. Disruption to either aspect of double touch results in the pathological state of “single touch,” symptoms of which...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature (2007) 62 (2): 193–221.
Published: 01 September 2007
... the predominantly utopian, utilitarian, and self-affirming teleologies of many such contemporary discourses (mesmerism, spiritualism, etc.), pictures instead the unsettling implications for human ontology consequent upon the idea that persons are less autonomous or sovereign entities than mutable effects...