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Theaters of madness : insane asylums and nineteenth-century American culture

Author: Benjamin Reiss
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the mid-1800s a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums - many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity. This work prompts us to  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Theaters of madness.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007043179
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Reiss
ISBN: 9780226709635 0226709639 9780226709642 0226709647
OCLC Number: 756717776
Notes: Introduction: sanative culture. Brothers and sisters of asylumia: literary life in the New York State Lunatic Asylum. Saneface minstrelsy: blacking up in the asylum. Bardolatry in Bedlam: Shakespeare and early psychiatry. Emerson's close encounters with madness. What's the point of a revolution?: Edgar Allan Poe and the origins of the asylum. Out of the attic: gender, captivity, and asylum exposés
Awards: Short-listed for British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2008
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 237 p.) illustrations
Contents: Introduction: sanative culture --
Brothers and sisters of asylumia: literary life in the New York State Lunatic Asylum --
Saneface minstrelsy: blacking up in the asylum --
Bardolatry in Bedlam: Shakespeare and early psychiatry --
Emerson's close encounters with madness --
What's the point of a revolution?: Edgar Allan Poe and the origins of the asylum --
Out of the attic: gender, captivity, and asylum exposés.
Responsibility: Benjamin Reiss

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