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The male body in medicine and literature

Publisher: [S.l.] : LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With the dawn of modern medicine there emerged a complex range of languages and methodologies for portraying the male body as prone to illness, injury and dysfunction. Using a variety of historical and literary approaches, this collection explores how medicine has interacted with key moments in literature and culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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(OCoLC)1008763026
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
ISBN: 9781786948700 1786948702
OCLC Number: 1035438280
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Introduction; Part One: Enquiry and Experimentation; 1. The Poetics of Anatomy: John Donne's Dissection of the Male Body; 2. The Black Male Body in Early African American Science Fiction: The Experimental Case of Sutton Grigg's Imperium in Imperio; 3. Miserrimus Dexter: Monstrous Forms of the Fin de Siècle; 4. 'Intellectual suicides': The Man of Letters in Middlemarch; Part Two: Wounded and Psychopathologised Bodies; 5. The Male Wound in Fin-de-Siècle Poetry 6. The Cacophony of Disaster: The Metaphorical Body of Sound in Don DeLillo's Falling Man7. 'Human Nature is Remorseless': Masculinity, Medical Science and Nervous Conditions in Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway; 8. 'A man must make himself': Hypochondria in Maria Edgeworth's Ennui; Part Three: Fear, Confusion and Contagion; 9. 'Sons of Belial': Contaminated/Contaminating Victorian Male Bodies; 10. Syphilis and Sociability: The Impolite Bodies of Two Gentlemen, James Boswell (1740-1795) and Sylas Neville (1741-1840); 11. ''Tis My Father's Fault': Tristram Shandy and Paternal Imagination
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Mangham and Daniel Lea.

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