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Demons of the body and mind : essays on disability in gothic literature

Author: Ruth Bienstock Anolik
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
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"The sixteen critical essays in this collection examine the ways in which those suffering from mental and physical ailments were refigured as Other during the Gothic era, and how they were imagined to be monstrous. Together, the essays highlight the Gothic inclination to represent all ailments as visibly monstrous, such as mental illness, which were invisible"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Demons of the body and mind.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(OCoLC)778071453
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Bienstock Anolik
ISBN: 9780786433223 0786433221
OCLC Number: 601049262
Description: x, 234 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Diagnosing demons: creating and disabling the discourse of difference in the gothic text / Ruth Bienstock Anolik --
Part I. Monstrous deformity: the horrifying spectacle of difference --
A space, a place: visions of a disabled community in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and The last man / Paul Marchbanks --
"Colossal vices" and "terrible deformities" in George Lippard's gothic nightmare / Cynthia Hall --
Ominous signs or false clues? difference and deformity in Wilkie Collins's sensation novels / Tamara S. Wagner --
The dangerous Mr. Casaubon: gothic husband and gothic monster in Middlemarch / Elizabeth Hale --
Folk medicine, cunning-men and superstition in Thomas Hardy's "The withered arm" / Simon J. White --
Lucas Malet's subversive late-gothic: humanizing the monster in The history of Sir Richard Calmady / Catherine Delyfer --
Encounters with the monster: self-haunting in Virginia Woolf's "Street haunting" / Tara Surry --
Part II. Visible specters: horrifying representations of invisible pathology --
Revising Ophelia: representing madwomen in Baillie's Orra and Witchcraft / Melissa Wehler --
The case of the malnourished vampyre: the perils of passion in John Cleland's Memoirs of a coxcomb / Carolyn D. Williams --
"The monster vice": masturbation, malady, and monstrosity in Frankenstein / Christine M. Crockett --
Invasion and contagion: the spectacle of the diseased Indian in Poe's "The masque of the red death" / Ruth Bienstock Anolik --
Knights of the seal: mad doctors and maniacs in A.J.H. Duganne's romance of reform / Lisa M. Hermsen --
"The secret of my mother's madness": Mary Elizabeth Braddon and gothic instability / Carla T. Kungl --
"Don't look now": disguised danger and disabled women in Daphne du Maurier's macabre tales / Maria Purves --
Deviled eggs: teratogenesis and the gynecological gothic in the cinema of monstrous birth / Andrew Scahill --
"Journeys into lands of silence": The wasp factory and mental disorder / Martyn Colebroo.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik.

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