Transformations of the Supernatural

Problems of Representation in the Work of Daniel Defoe

Daniel Defoe's work displays a keen interest in stories of supernatural encounters. Once considering how one might prove supernatural occurrences and whether one can trust eyewitness accounts, Defoe demonstrates that more is at stake. Like his contemporaries, Defoe wonders about the range of scientific insight, and about the moral and epistemological ramifications of unchallenged trust and faith. His transformations of the supernatural probe the boundaries of knowledge and evidence and play with the limits of cognition, emphasizing the inseparability of mind and emotion.

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1. Februar 2017, 204 Seiten
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3775-5

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Petra Schoenenberger

Petra Schoenenberger, Zurich, Switzerland

»Schoenenbergers scholarship is valuable not only to Defoe studies, but also to the intellectual history of the eighteenth century.«
James Hamby, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 30/1 (2019)
Autor_in(nen)
Petra Schoenenberger
Buchtitel
Transformations of the Supernatural Problems of Representation in the Work of Daniel Defoe
Verlag
transcript Verlag
Seitenanzahl
204
Ausstattung
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-3775-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839437759
Warengruppe
1564
BIC-Code
DSB
BISAC-Code
LIT004120
THEMA-Code
DSB
Erscheinungsdatum
1. Februar 2017
Auflage
1
Themen
Literatur
Adressaten
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies
Schlagworte
Daniel Defoe, Knowledge, Self, Evidence, Supernatural, Singular Experience, Literary Studies, Cultural Sciences, Fiction, Literature, British Studies

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