Episode 3- “Specters, Séance, Sex, and Spirit Cabinets: A Glance at the Smoke and Mirrors of Victorian Era England’s Obsession with Contacting the Dead” with Shelby Oshel.

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In our third episode of Victor E. History, senior Shelby Oshel visits with Hollie Marquess about her research on séance, sprit cabinets, and the obsession with contacting the dead in Victorian Era England.

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Selected bibliography:

Galvan, Jill. The Sympathetic Medium: Female Channeling, The Occult, and Communication Technologies, 1859-1919. 1st ed. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2010.

Tromp, Marlene. Altered States: Sex, Nation, Drugs, and Self-Transformation in Victorian Spiritualism. Ithaca: State University of New York Press, 2006.


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