publication . Article . Review . 2010

Thomas Albrecht, The Medusa Effect: Representation and Epistemology in Victorian Aesthetics

Julie Sauvage;
Open Access English
  • Published: 04 Dec 2010 Journal: Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens (issn: 0220-5610, eissn: 2271-6149, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerranée
Abstract
Thomas Albrecht presents a stimulating study of what he calls the “Medusa effect” in Victorian aesthetics. This specific pattern, linked to the mythological figure of Medusa, raises both epistemological and aesthetic issues. The wide range of texts he examines spans a variety of genres and includes works by Gabriel Dante Rosetti, Freud, Nietzsche, Swinburne and Pater as well as George Eliot. They may not all be Victorian in the strict sense, but T. Albrecht does convincingly show that they al...
Subjects
free text keywords: History of Great Britain, DA1-995, Literature and Literary Theory, Cultural Studies
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