Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2017

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190644086

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The Nervous Stage

Nineteenth-century Neuroscience and the Birth of Modern Theatre

Matthew Wilson Smith

  • Offers innovative dialogue between the arts and neurological sciences
  • Supports a controversial thesis of the formation of a new idea of personhood over the course of the 19th century
  • Shows how 19th century neurological discovery led to profoundly destabilized conventional notions of autonomy, subjectivity, and free will

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