from Dracula to the Twilight Saga
Antonio Sanna

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’.

Gothic Studies
Jodey Castricano

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.

Gothic Studies
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The rise of the psychic detective
Neil Cornwell

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

in Odoevsky’s four pathways into modern fiction
Detection, deviance and disability in Richard Marsh’s Judith Lee stories
Minna Vuohelainen

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

in Richard Marsh, popular fiction and literary culture, 1890–1915
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Technologies, spiritualisms, and modernities
Sas Mays and Neil Matheson

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

in The machine and the ghost
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Susan Hiller and Alexandra Kokoli

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 [1972] 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

in The machine and the ghost
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Live television and improvised comedy in the Soviet Union, 1957–71
Andrew Janco

. Everyone in the audience knew that Yangel had said ‘TsKtukha’ not ‘tsokotukha’, but without recordings or proof the matter was dropped. 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

in Popular television in authoritarian Europe
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Michael Ledger-Lomas

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

in Making and remaking saints in nineteenth-century Britain
From starving children to satirical saviours
Rachel Tavernor

– 58 . 15 Zuckerberg cited in C . Fuchs , Social Media: A Critical Introduction ( London, Thousand Oaks and New Delhi : Sage , 2014 ), p. 188 , my emphasis. 16 Cited in M. Rundle, ‘Zuckerberg: Telepathy is the Future

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Sofia Wijkmark

‘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’. 36 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

in Nordic Gothic