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1st Edition

Picturing Women's Health

ISBN 9781848934245
Published July 22, 2015 by Routledge
222 Pages

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Book Description

The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women’s health in this period.

Table of Contents

1. Sensibility and Good Health in Charlotte Smith's Ethelinde  2. Amazonian Fashions: Lady Delacour's (Re)Dress in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda  3. Transforming the Body Politic: Food Reform and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Britain  4 Stagnation of Air and Mind: Picturing Trauma and Miasma in Charlotte Bronte's Villette  5. The Iconography of Anorexia Nervosa in the Long Nineteenth Century  6. Kate Marsden's Leper Project: On Sledge and Horseback with an Outcast Missionary Nurse  7. Constructs of Female Insanity at the Fin de Siecle: The Lawn Hospital, Lincoln, 1882-1902  8. The Fitness of the Female Medical Student, 1895-1910  9. Unstable Adolescence/Unstable Literature? Managing British Girls' Health around 1900


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Ji Won Chung is a Ph.D  Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.