This article will analyse (the lack of) telepathic connection between the characters of Edward and Bella in Meyers Twilight Saga and compare it to the subliminal link between the Transylvanian vampire and Mina in Dracula. The lack of a telepathic bond between the two characters will be read as a contradiction of the original concept of telepathy. The Twilight Saga is interpreted as a postmodern representation of vampires which both reprises and subverts the precedent literary and cinematographic narratives of such,‘monsters’.
In Shirley Jackson‘s novel The Haunting of Hill House, the tropes of haunting, telepathy, and clairvoyance serve to remind us that there is more to alterity than the shattering of the autos. In Jackson‘s novel, these tropes lead us to reconsider what we mean by subjectivity for, beyond the question of consciousness, they also destabilize what Sonu Shamdasani refers to as the “singular notion of the ‘unconscious’ that has dominated twentieth century thought,” especially via Freudian psychoanalysis. By drawing upon Carl Jung‘s theory of synchronicity in relation to quantum theory, this paper argues that Jackson‘s novel challenges certain classical models of human consciousness and subjectivity as well as psychoanalytic models of interpretation.
calls the ‘telepathy effect’ of the narrative text (256–76), he seeks to supplant ‘omniscience’ (and such related narratological terms as ‘point of view’ and ‘focalization’) with ‘telepathy’ – a term which, as he says, only entered the vocabulary in the late nineteenth century (260–1). The emergence then of ‘telepathy’, Royle considers, ‘figures an important moment in what we have called the disappearance of omniscience, as well as in the origins of psychoanalysis’; telepathy ‘calls for a quite different kind of critical storytelling than that promoted by the
Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee stories
Marsh and topical discourses of crime
coining the word ‘telepathy’ to suggest ‘an oxymoronic distant (tele-)
intimacy or touch (pathos)’.74 While the links between science, speech
therapy, telecommunications, psychical research and pseudo-scientific
degeneration theory may now seem far-fetched, turn-of-the-century scientists were preoccupied by the ‘proleptic promise’ of ‘an electrical future’
and of ‘previously inconceivable forms of interpersonal connection’.75
A particularly striking example is provided by Alexander Graham Bell,
one of the period’s leading
the first spirit raps of the Fox sisters,
after which spiritualism attempted to align itself with science, using
the analogy of the ‘spiritual telegraph’.22 Roger Luckhurst, in The
Invention of Telepathy, demonstrates how, just as science increasingly
separated itself from non-scientific and irrational phenomena during
the latter part of the nineteenth century, rooting itself in ‘scientific
naturalism’, spiritualism came to blur those boundaries in claiming
an affiliation with technologies such as the telegraph, X-rays, and
wireless waves.23 At the same time
marks look like Arabic. But I’ve spoken of
all this before, as well as on Sisters of Menon.3 Clearly, Sisters of
Menon was a major turning point in my work and forced me to
invent the term ‘paraconceptual’ for what I was doing.4
AK: There are so many more works we could discuss…. Your postal
art project Draw Together  was partly inspired by the
telepathy experiments of Upton Sinclair, one of America’s most
prominent socialists, celebrated author, political activist, and ESP
enthusiast. Is spiritualism a political issue?
SH: Actually, the telepathy experiments of
Live television and improvised comedy in the Soviet Union, 1957–71
. Everyone in the audience knew that Yangel had said ‘TsKtukha’ not ‘tsokotukha’, but without recordings or proof the matter
In May 1967, the Moscow television theatre was filled with more
than 1,000 young men and women. Naturally, most were from
Moscow, but several hundred fans travelled from Odessa to the capital.
The theme of the final competition was announced as ‘Telepathy
surrounds us’. Both teams were expected to utilise this theme when
composing their ‘homework’. On the stage, Matvei Levinton’s corps of
medical students from MOLMI wore their
the axis of civilisation but was scattered evenly throughout cultures and across time. Though science emphasised that
supernatural experiences were hallucinations, psychical investigators were familiar
with ‘veridical hallucinations’ which carried messages from a super-sensory world.49
Frederic Myers (1843–1901), a founder of the SPR as well as a classicist and agnostic
who had first risen to notice with an agonised long poem on Saint Paul (1867), appropriated psychological theory to establish telepathy, clairvoyance and automatic writing
as phenomena that cohered
– 58 .
Zuckerberg cited in C . Fuchs , Social Media: A
Critical Introduction ( London,
Thousand Oaks and New Delhi : Sage , 2014 ), p. 188 , my emphasis.
Cited in M. Rundle, ‘Zuckerberg: Telepathy is
‘something extraordinary and elusive… something that will not allow itself to be categorized. A hybrid that has not been given a scientific description or a habitat’.
The trolls of Stallo are indeed transgressive creatures. Not only are they able to cross the demarcations between species by becoming animals, but they can also breed with humans. Furthermore, the trolls are capable of telepathy, hence can also transgress or dissolve the boundaries of the individual's psyche. In this respect they are comparable to Ekman