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Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body


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September 2004

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

A study of women's bodies and eating disorders as depicted in Victorian literature.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgments; 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.

Portrait

Anna 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
EAN: 9780521816021
ISBN: 0521816025
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Nineteent'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2004
Seitenanzahl: 236 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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