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Silence

Wendy Parkins

in Jane Morris: The Burden of History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641277
eISBN:
9780748684403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641277.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The myth of Jane Morris’s strategic invalidism has often been linked with the trait of melancholy silence as defining aspects of her life and personality. This chapter re-interprets previous accounts ... More


Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Maria H. Frawley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Nineteenth-century Britain did not invent chronic illness, but its social climate allowed hundreds of men and women, from intellectuals to factory workers, to assume the identity of “invalid.” ... More


Water cure, regimen and healthy living

Jane M. Adams

in Healing with water: English spas and the water cure, 1840-1960

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719095696
eISBN:
9781781708439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095696.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The popularity of water cures was related to broader health cultures including concerns over the impact of urbanisation and industrialisation on health. Around mid-century water cures were adapted to ... More


‘Another sort of writing’? Invalidism and Poetic Labour in the Letters of Elizabeth Barrett

Marcus Waithe

in Letter Writing Among Poets: From William Wordsworth to Elizabeth Bishop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748681327
eISBN:
9781474422239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681327.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter responds to Thomas Carlyle’s suggestion that correspondence might be a lesser form of literary ‘work’ than other forms of writing. The question of epistolary labour is particularly ... More


Introduction

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Responding to an admirer who had written to ask after her health, Florence Nightingale once wrote, “I am an incurable invalid, entirely a prisoner of my bed (except during a periodical migration) and ... More


“Sin-Sick Souls” Christian Invalids and the Literature of Consolation

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines representations of and attitudes toward invalidism inscribed within a range of literatures directed to or written by the Christian afflicted, exploring the ways that Evangelical ... More


“The Range of Our Vision”: Self, Surveillance, and Life in the Sickroom

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Deemphasizing the sickroom's status as spiritual sanctuary, and downplaying (but not entirely eradicating) the ethereal nature of the invalid, invalid authors might be said to have domesticated ... More


Afterword Centers, Margins, and Vanishing Points: Locating Invalidism in the Nineteenth Century

Maria H. Frawley

in Invalidism and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226261201
eISBN:
9780226261225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226261225.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

If the invalid occupied a prominent position in nineteenth-century medical understanding and social life, does it necessarily follow that this figure—capacious enough to contain so many extremes, ... More


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