New PDF release: Are We There Yet?: Virtual Travel and Victorian Realism

By Alison Byerly

Are We There but? digital commute and Victorian Realism connects the Victorian fascination with "virtual trip" with the increase of realism in nineteenth-century fiction and twenty-first-century experiments in digital truth. whilst the growth of river and railway networks within the 19th century made commute more straightforward than ever ahead of, staying at domestic and fantasizing approximately trip become a favourite hobby. New methods of representing place—360-degree panoramas, foldout river maps, exhaustive railway guides—offered themselves as substitutes for real go back and forth. deliberating those representations as a sort of "virtual trip" unearths a shocking continuity among the Victorian fascination with inventive dislocation and twenty-first -century efforts to take advantage of electronic expertise to extend the actual limitations of the self.

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