Dumbstruck: A Cultural History of Ventriloquism

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • List of Illustrations vii
  • Part I - Powers 1
  • I - What I Say Goes 3
  • Part II - Prophecies 45
  • 2 - Earth, Breath, Frenzy: the Delphic Oracle 47
  • 3 - Origen, Eustathius, and the Witch of Endor 75
  • Part III - Possessions 103
  • 4 - Hoc EST Corpus 105
  • 5 - The Exorcism of John Darrell 131
  • 6 - O, That 'Oh' Is the Devill: Glover and Harsnett 153
  • Part IV - Prodigies 177
  • 7 - Miracles and Mutilations 179
  • 8 - Speaking Parts: Diderot and Les Bijoux Indiscrets 191
  • 9 - The Abbé and the Ventriloque 209
  • I0 - The Dictate of Phrenzy: Charles Brockden Brown's Wieland 226
  • Part V - Polyphonics 247
  • II - Ubiquitarical 249
  • 12 - At Home and Abroad: Monsieur Alexandre and Mr Mathews 265
  • 13 - Phenomena in the Philosophy of Sound: Mr Love 290
  • 14 - Writing the Voice 306
  • Part VI - Prosthetics 325
  • 15 - Vocal Reinforcement 327
  • 16 - Talking Heads, Automaton Ears 338
  • 17 - A Gramophone in Every Grave 362
  • Part VII - No Time like the Present 395
  • 18 - No Time like the Present 397
  • Bibliography 418
  • Index 437
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