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The Resource Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature, Lesel Dawson

Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature, Lesel Dawson

Label
Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature
Title
Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature
Statement of responsibility
Lesel Dawson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Lesel Dawson analyzes literary representations of lovesickness in relation to medical ideas about desire and wider questions about gender and identity, exploring the different ways that desire is believed to take root in the body, how gender roles are encoded and contested in courtship, and the psychic pains and pleasures of frustrated passion. She explores the relationship between women's lovesickness and other female maladies (such as hysteria and green sickness), and asks whether women can suffer from intellectual forms of melancholy generally thought to be exclusively male. Finally, she examines the ways in which Neoplatonism offers an alternative construction of love to that found in natural philosophy and considers how anxieties concerning love's ability to emasculate the male lover emerge indirectly in remedies for lovesickness."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dawson, Lesel
Dewey number
820.9/353
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.M4
LC item number
D38 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 M-642
  • WM 49
NLM item number
D272L 2008
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Lovesickness in literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Gender identity in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and medicine
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Gender Identity
  • Literature, Modern
  • Love
  • Women
  • England
Label
Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature, Lesel Dawson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [212]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
229342337
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780199266128
Lccn
2008022056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229342337
Label
Lovesickness and gender in early modern English literature, Lesel Dawson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [212]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
229342337
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
244 pages
Isbn
9780199266128
Lccn
2008022056
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)229342337

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