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    "The subjective inside us can turn into the objective outside": Vernon Lee's psychological aesthetics

    Burdett, Carolyn (2011) "The subjective inside us can turn into the objective outside": Vernon Lee's psychological aesthetics. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 12 , ISSN 1755-1560.

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    Abstract

    This essay argues that Vernon Lee’s psychological aesthetics importantly illuminate a transition between Victorian and Modernist ideas about the experience of beauty. It traces Lee’s discovery and adoption of the term ‘empathy’ as the key mechanism of aesthetic feeling, and her gradual and never quite certain decision that it must be understood as primarily a mental rather than a physical process.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Research Centre: Nineteenth-Century Studies, Centre for
    Depositing User: Carolyn Burdett
    Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 11:55
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 10:18
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/5210

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