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“A Form of Insanity Which Overtakes White Men”

Veronica T. Watson

in The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter theorizes white double consciousness by analyzing W.E.B. DuBois’ and Charles Chesnutt’s engagements with the late nineteenth and early twentieth century discourse of neurasthenia. ... More


The Marriage of Humor and Anxiety

Katherine Roeder

in Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039607
eISBN:
9781626740112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039607.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Chapter six addresses McCay's treatment of modern life as a source of anxiety. Whereas the fantasia of Little Nemo contributed to the rising consumerist aesthetic, Dream of the Rarebit Fiend, ... More


Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Frederick H. White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Russia was experiencing a decadent period of cultural degeneration. Simultaneous with this artistic response, science was developing ways to identify ... More


Condemned: Social Danger and Neurasthenic Decline

Tricia Starks

in Smoking under the Tsars: A History of Tobacco in Imperial Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501722059
eISBN:
9781501722066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501722059.003.0005
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

Anti-tobacco arguments existed in Russia from the seventeenth century, but the explosion in cultivation, production, and consumption meant the reviled habit was now ubiquitous and the sensory assault ... More


Introduction

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter introduces the various scientific and popular lines of discourse that influenced and informed Leonid Andreev’s sense of self and his relationship with neurasthenia. Of equal importance ... More


Degeneration and decadence

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Medical science believed that neurasthenia was just one of the early indications of a much larger problem negatively impacting civilized society. This new science was concerned with degeneration ... More


Diaries and diagnosis

Frederick H. White

in Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As with most scholarly works on Leonid Andreev, we will begin with his birth and childhood, but where this study strikes a different cord is when we begin to examine Andreev’s adolescent diaries, ... More


Ubi bene, ibi patria: Nostalgia Fin de Siècle

Thomas Dodman

in What Nostalgia Was: War, Empire, and the Time of a Deadly Emotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226492803
eISBN:
9780226493138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493138.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

More so than romantic poets, it was fears about “excessive” seasoning, creolization, and racial degeneration in the colonies that helped demedicalize nostalgia in the second half of the nineteenth ... More


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