Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body
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BeschreibungA study of women's bodies and eating disorders as depicted in Victorian literature.
InhaltsverzeichnisAcknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Waisted women: reading Victorian slenderness; 2. Appetite in Victorian children's literature; 3. Hunger and repression in Shirley and Villette; 4. Vampirism and the anorexic paradigm; 5. Christina Rossetti's sacred hunger; Conclusion: the politics of thinness; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
PortraitAnna Krugovoy Silver is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Women's and Gender Studies at Mercer University. She has published essays in Studies in English and Victorians Institute Journal.
Pressestimmen'Silver's rigorous investigation of the relationship between anorexia and Victorian literature and culture has the revelatory effect of crystallizing latent knowledge.' The Times Literary Supplement
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Nineteent'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 236 Seiten