Journals Higher Education

£25.99

Hardback

Published: 16 November 2017

240 Pages

235x156mm

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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