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Joyce, medicine, and modernity

Author: Vike Martina Plock
Publisher: Gainesville, Fla. : University Press of Florida, ©2010.
Series: Florida James Joyce series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vike Plock balances close readings of Joyce's major texts with thorough archival research that retrieves principal late 19th- and early 20th-century medical debates. The result is a fascinating book that details the ways in which Joyce reconciled, integrated, and blurred the paradigmatic boundaries between scientific and humanist learning.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce; James Joyce
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vike Martina Plock
ISBN: 9780813038803 0813038804 9780813042961 0813042968
OCLC Number: 801845507
Description: 1 online resource (x, 187 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Joyce and modern medicine --
Alcoh alcoho alcoherently: alcoholism and doubling in Counterparts --
The heinous sin of self-pollution: medicine and morals in A portrait of the artist as a young man --
The true purefoy nose: medicine, obstetrics, and the aesthetics of reproduction in Oxen of the sun --
Nerves overstrung: neuroscience and ergography in Eumaeus --
On the hands down: Eugen Sandow and physical culture in Ithaca --
Jack the Ripper and The family physician: gynecology and domestic medicine in Penelope.
Series Title: Florida James Joyce series.
Responsibility: Vike Martina Plock ; foreword by Sebastian D.G. Knowles.

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Vike Plock balances close readings of Joyce's major texts with thorough archival research that retrieves principal late 19th- and early 20th-century medical debates. The result is a fascinating book that details the ways in which Joyce reconciled, integrated, and blurred the paradigmatic boundaries between scientific and humanist learning.

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