Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World

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Under what conditions does 'sensation' become 'sensational'? In the early nineteenth century murder was a staple of the sensationalizing popular press and gruesome descriptions were deployed to make a direct impact on the sensations of the reader. By the end of the century, public concern with the thrills, spills, and shocks of modern life was increasingly articulated in the language of sensation. Media sensationalism contributed to this process and magnified its impact, just as sensation was, in turn, taken up by ...

Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World 2015, Bloomsbury Academic, London

ISBN-13: 9781472535597

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Sensational Subjects: The Dramatization of Experience in the Modern World 2015, Bloomsbury Academic, London

ISBN-13: 9781472535634

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