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Picturing Women's Health

1st Edition

By Ji Won Chung


224 pages

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pub: 2014-06-01
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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 Joseph Morrissey

2. Amazonian Fashions: Lady Delacour's (Re)Dress in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda –

Andrew McInnes

3. Transforming the Body Politic: Food Reform and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Britain -

Sarah Richardson

4 Stagnation of Air and Mind: Picturing Trauma and Miasma in Charlotte Bronte's Villette

Alexandra Lewis

5. The Iconography of Anorexia Nervosa in the Long Nineteenth Century

Susannah Wilson

6. Kate Marsden's Leper Project: On Sledge and Horseback with an Outcast Missionary Nurse

Tabitha Sparks

7. Constructs of Female Insanity at the Fin de Siecle: The Lawn Hospital, Lincoln, 1882-1902

Katherine Ford

8. The Fitness of the Female Medical Student, 1895-1910

Claire Brock

9. Unstable Adolescence/Unstable Literature? Managing British Girls' Health around 1900

Hilary Marland

About the Author

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

About the Series

Warwick Series in the Humanities

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / History