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How Can I Tell?: Professing Hypochondria

Catherine Belling

in A Condition of Doubt: The Meanings of Hypochondria

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892365
eISBN:
9780199950096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892365.003.0023
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The final three chapter of the book consider the role of narrative in the patient's experience of hypochondria. Analysing a range of life-writing written by self-identified hypochondriacs, this ... More


Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Elisabeth El Refaie

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190678173
eISBN:
9780190678203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678173.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This study uses the analysis of visual metaphor in 35 graphic illness narratives—book-length stories about disease in the comics medium—in order to re-examine embodiment in traditional Conceptual ... More


The Problem of Suffering in the Age of Prozac: A Case Study of the Depression Memoir

Christina Simko

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Personal stories about depression and anti-depressants have become a ubiquitous facet of American culture. Such depression memoirs represent a crucial forum for grappling with the problem of ... More


‘Self rather seedy’: Conrad’s Colonial Pathographies

Jessica Howell

in Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Heart of Darkness and ‘Outpost of Progress’ as belonging to a specific sub-genre of pathography, or illness narrative, which developed in the context of travel to the ... 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


Revisionism: Sins, Psyche, Sex

Justin D. Livingstone

in Livingstone's ‘Lives’: A metabiography of a Victorian icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095320
eISBN:
9781781707951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095320.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The final chapter closes the investigation of Livingstone’s legacy by extending analysis to the most recent biographical accounts of his life. Given metabiography’s insistence on the located nature ... More


Dynamic Embodiment and the Graphic Illness Narrative Genre

Elisabeth El Refaie

in Visual Metaphor and Embodiment in Graphic Illness Narratives

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190678173
eISBN:
9780190678203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190678173.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter argues that some genres are more centrally concerned with the body than others, and that each genre exploits the affordances of its modes and media in unique ways. Thus, graphic illness ... More


Nonmaleficence and the Circus Clown

Nathan Carlin

in Pastoral Aesthetics: A Theological Perspective on Principlist Bioethics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190270148
eISBN:
9780190270155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190270148.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The focus of this chapter is on nonmaleficence. Part one begins by providing an overview of the principle and then reviews a classic case in bioethics on abortion to illustrate how the principle is ... More


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