The Magnetic North: on 19th century female clairvoyants | Curio
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The Magnetic North: on 19th century female clairvoyants

20 mins | May 27, 2018
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In the 19th century, women may not have been as free as men to travel and explore distant lands, but they didn’t let that stop them. They could make the same journeys from the comfort of their homes. Courtney Stephens, writing in The New Inquiry, interviews Shane McCorristine on the specifics of 19th- century female clairvoyance, in light of his monograph, Spectral Geographies of Arctic Exploration, a study on supernatural narratives and arctic exploration in the Victorian era.