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The Resource Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth E. Torgerson

Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth E. Torgerson

Label
Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture
Title
Reading the Brontë body
Title remainder
disease, desire, and the constraints of culture
Statement of responsibility
Beth E. Torgerson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Bronte's literary representations of illness and disease reflect the major role illness played in the lives of the Victorians and its frequent reoccurrence within the Brontes' personal lives. An in-depth analysis of the history of nineteenth-century medicine provides the necessary cultural context to understand these representations, giving modern readers a sense of how health, illness, and the body were understood in Victorian England. Together, medical anthropology and the history of medicine offer a useful lens with which to understand Victorian texts. Reading the Bronte Body is the first scholarly attempt to provide both the theoretical framework and historical background to make such a literary analysis of the Bronte novels possible, while exploring how these representations of disease and illness work within a larger cultural framework."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Torgerson, Beth E.
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4169
LC item number
.T67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 K-276
  • WZ 330
NLM item number
T682r 2005
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë, Anne
  • Women and literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Desire in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë, Anne
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Attitude to Health
  • Literature, Modern
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Brontë, Charlotte
  • Brontë, Anne
  • Krankheit <Motiv>
  • Zeithintergrund
  • Körper <Motiv>
Label
Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth E. Torgerson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-171) 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
Contents
"Sick of mankind and their disgusting ways": victorian alcoholism, social reform, and Anne Bronte's narratives of illness -- Ailing women in the age of cholera: illness in Shirley -- Hysteria, female desire, and self-control in villette -- Vampires, ghosts, and the disease of dis/possession in Wuthering heights
Control code
57236330
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9781403967961
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004065448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)57236330
Label
Reading the Brontë body : disease, desire, and the constraints of culture, Beth E. Torgerson
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Nebraska--Lincoln, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [165]-171) 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
Contents
"Sick of mankind and their disgusting ways": victorian alcoholism, social reform, and Anne Bronte's narratives of illness -- Ailing women in the age of cholera: illness in Shirley -- Hysteria, female desire, and self-control in villette -- Vampires, ghosts, and the disease of dis/possession in Wuthering heights
Control code
57236330
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 180 pages
Isbn
9781403967961
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004065448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)57236330

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