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Envisioning disease, gender, and war : women's narratives of the 1918 influenza pandemic

Author: Jane Elizabeth Fisher
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Katherine Anne Porter survived a severe case of influenza in 1918, but later observed, "[I]t simply divided my life, cut across it." The 1918 influenza pandemic spanned the end of World War I and the granting of female suffrage in the Western world, forcing changes in gender roles and subjectivity itself during the volatile early twentieth century. Focusing on major novels and essays by Willa Cather, Katherine Anne  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Elizabeth Fisher
ISBN: 9780312234492 031223449X
OCLC Number: 772525881
Description: xii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Remembering War, Forgetting Influenza Women's Time and Influenza Reading Mass Media, Reading Illness Contagion in the Modern City The Heart and its Discontents: Sentimental Literary Conventions and Influenza Narratives The Restorative Powers of Seeing and Connecting Recovering the Future Epidemics, Gender, and Narrative at the Millennium
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This critical study illuminates the neglected intersection of war, disease, and gender as represented in an important subgenre of World War I literature. It calls into question public versus private  Read more...

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