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The Miracles: Diseases, Corpses, and Other Wonders

Jacalyn Duffin

in Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing in the Modern World

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195336504
eISBN:
9780199868612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336504.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

An exploration of the problems resolved miraculously. The vast majority are cures from illness. The diseases amendable to miracle cure change through time according to medical science. Some ... More


Of Pain and Laughter

Dorota M. Dutsch

in Feminine Discourse in Roman Comedy: On Echoes and Voices

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199533381
eISBN:
9780191714757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533381.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Roman comedy uses various means to portray male and female suffering. In general — although there are some meaningful exceptions — loud weeping (indicative of all that is irrational and incoherent) ... More


Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Lesel Dawson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

The discourse of love, which is subjective, private, and instinctive, is also culturally constructed, public, and learned; it emphasizes the way in which the expression of reflexive feelings is bound ... More


Minds

Cathy Gutierrez

in Plato's Ghost: Spiritualism in the American Renaissance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195388350
eISBN:
9780199866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388350.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In promulgating trance states and multiple voices talking through particularly young women, Spiritualism had from the outset been skirting the territory of insanity. This chapter explores the rise of ... More


‘A Thirsty Womb’: Lovesickness, Green Sickness, Hysteria, and Uterine Fury 1

Lesel Dawson

in Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199266128
eISBN:
9780191708688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266128.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Women's Literature

One of the aspects of women's lovesickness which has caused the most confusion is its relation to three other female maladies: hysteria, green sickness, and uterine fury. Although many critics assume ... More


Spiritualized Symptoms

Frank Graziano

in Wounds of Love: The Mystical Marriage of Saint Rose of Lima

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195136401
eISBN:
9780199835164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195136403.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The practices of and circumstances conducive to mysticism are considered in their relation to psychopathology. The discussion begins with consideration of the relation between Rose and her mother, ... More


Never Done, Never to Return: Hysteria and After

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the ignoring of hysteria in psychoanalytic writing after the early Studies in Hysteria (1895), co-written with Josef Breuer, and the recent centennial revival of interest in ... More


Marie Esquiron: ‘Ma triste et injuste séquestration’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter considers a memoir written in 1893 by the feminist activist Marie Esquiron, in protest at her incarceration in a private psychiatric clinic. Using by means of comparison the case of ... More


Analysing the Analyst: Lawrence's Clash with Freud

Fernihough Anne

in D. H. Lawrence: Aesthetics and Ideology

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112358
eISBN:
9780191670770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112358.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

During the period 1913–1918, D. H. Lawrence was preoccupied with various anthropological works. During the same period, Sigmund Freud had been concerning himself, in his 1915 paper ‘The Unconscious’, ... More


Jean-Martin Charcot: Clinical Neurology Comes of Age

Stanley Finger

in Minds Behind the Brain: A history of the pioneers and their discoveries

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181821
eISBN:
9780199865277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181821.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

During the first half of the 19th century, most neurological diseases were categorized on the basis of a single feature, such as a paralysis or a tremor. Labeling and classifying neurological ... More


Hypochondria and Hysteria: Sensibility and the Physicians

John Mullan

in Sentiment and Sociability: The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122524
eISBN:
9780191671449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122524.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the novels of the mid-18th century, it is the body which acts out the powers of sentiment. Tears, blushes, and sighs — and a range of postures and gestures — reveal conditions of feeling which can ... More


Love's Madness

Helen Small

in Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184911
eISBN:
9780191674396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184911.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter comments on the case of Sarah Fletcher and Mary Wollstonecraft. As this chapter aims to show, stories about women driven mad by the death or infidelity of their lovers were so thoroughly ... More


Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Ruth Harris

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book examines the French debate over crime and madness in the fin de siècle. The author argues that psychiatric theories of human behaviour and new sociological interpretations of crime combined ... More


Artistic Experiment and the Reevaluation of the Prima Donna in George Moore’s Evelyn Innes

Grace Kehler

in The Arts of the Prima Donna in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195365870
eISBN:
9780199932054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365870.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

This chapter explores George Moore’s Evelyn Innes (1898). Through extended treatment of his troubled heroine—a dutiful daughter turned internationally acclaimed operatic soprano—Moore seems to ... More


‘DIE BLEICHEN, VOM NICHTSTHUN, VON SEHNSUCHT UND ENTTÄUSCHUNG VERZEHRTEN MÄDCHEN’ REPRESSION AND APATHY IN GABRIELE REUTER (1859–1941)

ANNA RICHARDS

in The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199267545
eISBN:
9780191708398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267545.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses that with a psychological insight that prefigures Freud's work, Gabrielle Reuter reveals the patriarchal notion of inherent female fragility and passivity to be a myth. It ... More


Women, Hysteria, and Hypnotism

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout the nineteenth century, the attractiveness of medical formulations increased, as religious justifications for feminine inferiority were matched and often superseded by scientific accounts ... More


Female Crimes of Passion

Ruth Harris

in Murders and Madness: Medicine, Law, and Society in the Fin de Siècle

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202592
eISBN:
9780191675430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202592.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on feminine crimes of passion, an investigation which aroused considerable professional and lay commentary. Literally hundreds of murderesses between 1880 and 1910 committed ... More


Hysteria, Epilepsy, and ‘The Pains of Sleep’ (1803)

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter considers Coleridge's worries about his condition and about his reliance on opiates. It argues that he was concerned that his condition was assuming some characteristics of hysteria and ... More


Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Kathleen M. Brian and James W. Trent, Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity is a collection of essays that focuses on disabled men who negotiate their masculinity as well as their disability. Some chapters ... More


On Hysteria: The Invention of a Medical Category between 1670 and 1820

Sabine Arnaud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226275543
eISBN:
9780226275680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226275680.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies the formation of a medical category, hysteria, from the seventeenth to early nineteenth centuries. Tracing its transformations and asking what was at stake in writing the diagnosis, ... More


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