Distributed Cognition in Victorian Culture and Modernism

Miranda Anderson (Editor), Peter Garratt (Editor), Mark Sprevak (Editor)

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Abstract / Description of output

- Reinvigorates our understanding of Victorian and modernist works and society
- Offers a wide-ranging application of theories of distributed cognition to Victorian culture and Modernism
- Explores the distinctive nature and expression of notions of distributed cognition in Victorian culture and Modernism and considers their relation to current notions
- Reinvigorates our understanding of Western European works – including Wordsworth, T. S. Eliot and Virginia Woolf – and society by bringing to bear recent insights on the distributed nature of cognition
- Includes essays on literature, history, technology, science, philosophy and art

This book brings together 11 essays by international specialists in Victorian culture and modernism and provides a general and period-specific introduction to distributed cognition and the cognitive humanities. Together, they revitalise our reading of Victorian and modernist works in the fields of history of technology, science and medicine, material culture, philosophy, art and literary studies by bringing to bear recent insights in cognitive science and philosophy of mind on the ways in which cognition is distributed across brain, body and world.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9781474442244
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sept 2020

Publication series

NameThe Edinburgh History of Distributed Cognition Series

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • distributed cognition
  • literature
  • history
  • Victorian
  • modernism
  • history of ideas


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