The Resource Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth Torgerson

Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth Torgerson

Label
Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture
Title
Reading the Brontë body
Title remainder
disease, desire, and the constraints of culture
Statement of responsibility
Beth Torgerson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontë's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontës' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the cultural context for these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness, and the body were understood in Victorian England. Together, medical anthropology and the history of medicine offer a useful lens with which to understand Victorian texts. Reading the Brontë Body is the first scholarly attempt to provide both the theoretical framework and historical background to make such a literary analysis of the Brontë novels possible, while exploring how these representations of disease and illness work within a larger cultural framework
Cataloging source
MERUC
Dewey number
823/.8 22
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4169
LC item number
.T67 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth Torgerson
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction * "Sick of Mankind and Their Disgusting Ways": Alcoholism, Social Reform, and Anne Brontë's Narratives of Illness * Ailing Women in the Age of Cholera: Illness in Shirley * Hysteria, Female Desire, and Self-Control in Villette * Vampires, Ghosts, and the Disease of Dis/Possession * Conclusion
Control code
ocn560535933
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (x, 180 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781403980182
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/9781403980182
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
302835
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b22917032
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)560535933
  • pebcs1281368342

Library Locations

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