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Dickson, Leigh Wetherall

Disease and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Dickson, Leigh Wetherall - Disease and Death in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Fashioning the Unfashionable
Allan Ingram, Leigh Wetherall Dickson

PART I. Ennui

2. ‘[F]ictitious [D]istress’ or Veritable Woe?: The Problem of Eighteenth-Century Ennui
Heather Meek

3. ‘What is fashionably termed ennui’: Maria Edgeworth Represents the Clinically Bored
Jane Taylor

PART II. Diseases of Sexuality

4. The à la Mode Disease: Syphilis and Temporality
Emily Cock

5. Dean Swift on the Great Pox: Or, The Satirist as Physician
Hermann J. Real

6. Of Fribblers and Fumblers: Fashioning Male Impotence in the Long Eighteenth Century
Kirsten Juhas

PART III. Infectious Diseases

7. Fashioning Unfashionable Plague: Daniel Defoe’s Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
Hélène Dachez

8. How Small is Small? Small Pox, Large Presence
Allan Ingram

9. ‘Halfe Dead: and rotten at the Coare: my Lord!’: Fashionable and Unfashionable Consumption, from Early Modern to Enlightenment
Clark Lawlor

PART IV. Fashioning Death

10. Death by Inoculation: The Fashioning of Mortality in Eighteenth-Century Smallpox Pamphlets
Kelly McGuire

11. Fashion Victim: High Society, Sociability and Suicide in Georgiana Cavendish’s The Sylph

Leigh Wetherall Dickson

12. ‘Alas, poor Yorick!’: Jonathan Swift, Madness and Fashionable Science
Helen Deutsch

Keywords: Literature, Eighteenth-Century Literature

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137597182
Printed ISBN
978-1-137-59717-5

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