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Title Demons of the body and mind : essays on disability in gothic literature / edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik
Published Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (x, 234 pages)
Contents Introduction: horrifying monsters: creating and disabling the discourse of difference in the gothic text / Ruth Bienstock Anolik -- Part I. Monstrous deformity: the horrifying spectacle of difference -- A space, a place: visions of a disabled community in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and the last man / Paul Marchbanks -- "Colossal vices" and "terrible deformities" in George Lippard's gothic nightmare / Cynthia Hall -- Ominous signs or false clues? difference and deformity in Wilkie Collins's sensation novels / Tamara S. Wagner -- George Eliot's sickly scholar: gothic husband and gothic monster in Middlemarch / Elizabeth Hale -- Folk medicine, cunning-men and superstition in Thomas Hardy's "The withered arm" / Simon J. White -- Lucas Malet's subversive late-gothic: humanizing the monster in The history of Sir Richard Calmady / Catherine Delyfer -- Encounters with the monster: self-haunting in Virginia Woolf's "Street haunting" / Tara Surry -- Part II. Visible specters: horrifying representations of invisible pathology -- Revising Ophelia: representing madwomen in Baillie's Orra and witchcraft / Melissa Wehler -- The case of the malnourished vampyre: the perils of passion in John Cleland's Memoirs of a coxcomb / Carolyn D. Williams -- "The monster vice": masturbation, malady, and monstrosity in Frankenstein / Christine M. Crockett -- Invasion and contagion: the spectacle of the diseased Indian in Poe's "The masque of the red death" / Ruth Bienstock Anolik -- Knights of the seal: mad doctors and maniacs in A.J.H. Duganne's romance of reform / Lisa M. Hermsen -- "The secret of my mother's madness": Mary Elizabeth Braddon and gothic instability / Carla T. Kungl -- Don't look now: disguised danger and disabled women in Daphne du Maurier's macabre tales / Maria Purves -- Deviled eggs: teratogenesis and the gynecological gothic in the cinema of monstrous birth / Andrew Scahill -- "Journeys into lands of silence": the wasp factory and mental disorder / Martyn Colebroo
Summary "The sixteen critical essays in this collection examine the ways in which those suffering from mental and physical ailments were refigured as Other during the Gothic era, and how they were imagined to be monstrous. Together, the essays highlight the Gothic inclination to represent all ailments as visibly monstrous, such as mental illness, which were invisible"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English -- History and criticism
Horror tales, English -- History and criticism
People with disabilities in literature.
Mental illness in literature.
Mind and body in literature.
People with disabilities.
Medicine in literature.
Disabled Persons
Medicine in Literature
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
People with disabilities
Medicine in literature
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), English
Horror tales, English
Mental illness in literature
Mind and body in literature
People with disabilities in literature
Behinderung -- Motiv -- Englische Literatur.
Das Unheimliche -- Motiv -- Englische Literatur.
Englische Literatur -- Motiv -- Das Unheimliche.
Englische Literatur -- Motiv -- Behinderung.
Gothic novel.
Psychisch Kranker.
Engelska skräckromaner -- historia.
Personer med funktionsnedsättning i litteraturen.
Psykiska sjukdomar i litteraturen.
Kropp och själ i litteraturen.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Anolik, Ruth Bienstock, 1952-
ISBN 9780786457489