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Jennifer Moriarty

Spirits of Modernity: Embodiment and Identity in the Victorian Afterlife.

My research considers how notions of immortality were influenced by the increasingly secular meanings applied to living and dead bodies in the mid to late nineteenth century. It asks why and how disembodied spirits were reimagined in corporeal form, understood to perceive and to make themselves perceptible via quasi-material bodies.

Supervisors: Dr Carolyn Burdett and Dr David McAllister.