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The Resource The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison

The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison

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The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature
Title
The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature
Statement of responsibility
Justine S. Murison
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Language
eng
Summary
"For much of the nineteenth century, the nervous system was a medical mystery, inspiring scientific studies and exciting great public interest. Because of this widespread fascination, the nerves came to explain the means by which mind and body related to each other. By the 1830s, the nervous system helped Americans express the consequences on the body, and for society, of major historical changes. Literary writers, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe, used the nerves as a metaphor to re-imagine the role of the self amidst political, social and religious tumults, including debates about slavery and the revivals of the Second Great Awakening. Representing the 'romance' of the nervous system and its cultural impact thoughtfully and, at times, critically, the fictional experiments of this century helped construct and explore a neurological vision of the body and mind. Murison explains the impact of neurological medicine on nineteenth-century literature and culture"--
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Murison, Justine S
Dewey number
810.9/356109034
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S34
LC item number
M87 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in American literature and culture
Series volume
162
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Literature and science
  • Nervous system
  • Anxiety in literature
  • Mind and body in literature
  • Neurosciences
  • Self in literature
  • Physiology in literature
  • Bellettrie
  • Amerikaans
  • Angst
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The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
698331470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 215 pages
Isbn
9781107007918
Lccn
2011002701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)698331470
Label
The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
698331470
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 215 pages
Isbn
9781107007918
Lccn
2011002701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)698331470

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