The Living and the Dead:Folklore and Magic, Science and Technology

[This story was published on November 25 on the BAVS Neo-Victorian blog. Read the original story at victorianist.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/neo-victorian-review-the-living-and-the-dead-folklore-and-magic-science-and-technology.] Last week, I blogged about The Living and the Dead’s young spirit conduit Harriet Denning, poised between childhood and a repressed Victorian womanhood. Harriet’s age is associated in nineteenth-century psychology with a vulnerability to hysteria and psychosexual confusion, […]