Phrenology and Representations of Physical Deviance in Victorian Fiction


  • Tamara S Wagner Churchill College, Cambridge


Wilkie Collins, Phenology, Physiology, Aesthetics, Victorian, Pseudo-science,


No abstract available.


Download data is not yet available.


Barrett, W.F. et al. Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research. London: Trubner, 1883.

Blöde, Charles A., Dr F. J. Gall’s System of the Functions of the Brain, ed. Nicholas J. Wade. London: Routledge, 2000.

Brontë, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, ed. Herbert Rosengarten. Oxford: Clarendon, 1992.

Brontë, Charlotte. Villette, ed. Herbert Rosengarten and Margaret Smith. Oxford: Clarendon, 1984.

– – – Shirley. London: Penguin, 1994.

– – – The Professor. London: Penguin, 1989.

– – – Unfinished Novels. Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1995.

Collins, Wilkie. Man and Wife, ed., Norman Page. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.

Collins, Wilkie. Hide and Seek, ed., Catherine Peters. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1993.

– – – The Moonstone. London: Folio Society, 1992.

– – – Armadale, ed., Catherine Peters. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1999.

– – – The Two Destinies. Stroud: Sutton, 2000.

– – – The Legacy of Cain. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 2001.

Dames, Nicholas. "The Clinical Novel: Phrenology and Villette", Novel 29, 3 (1996): 367-90.

Dickens, Charles. Bleak House. London: Penguin, 1985.

– – – Our Mutual Friend. London: Penguin, 1997.

Gaskell, Elizabeth. Wives and Daughters. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1866.

Lane, Mary E. Bradley. Mizora. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1890.

Mackenzie, Henry. Works, ed. Susan Manning. London: Routledge, 1996.

Meyer, Susan. "Colonialism and the Figurative Strategy of Jane Eyre", Arac, Jonathan and Harriet Ritvo. Macropolitics of Nineteenth-Century Literature: Nationalism, Exoticism, Imperialism. Philadelphia: U of Pennsylvania P, 1991: 159-183.

Oppenheim, Janet. "Shattered Nerves": Doctors, Patients, and Depression in Victorian England. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1991.

Royle, Nicholas. Telepathy and Literature: Essays on the Reading Mind. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1991.

Symons, Julian. Bloody Murder: From the Detective Story to the Crime Novel. London: Pan Books, 1994.

Thomas, Ronald. Detective Fiction and the Rise of Forensic Science. Cambridge UP, 1999.

Vance, Norman. The Sinews of the Spirit: The Ideal of Christian Manliness in Victorian Literature and Religious Thought. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1985.

Winter, Alison. Mesmerised: Powers of Mind in Victorian Britain. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998.

Wright, T.R. "From Bumps to Morals: The Phrenological Background to George Eliot’s Moral Framework", Review of English Studies 33, 129 (1982).

Young, Robert J.C. Colonial Desire: Hybridity in Theory, Culture and Race. London: Routledge, 1995.





How to Cite

Phrenology and Representations of Physical Deviance in Victorian Fiction. (2002). Postgraduate English: A Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English, 5.