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The Resource Sexing the mind : nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria, Evelyne Ender

Sexing the mind : nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria, Evelyne Ender

Label
Sexing the mind : nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria
Title
Sexing the mind
Title remainder
nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria
Statement of responsibility
Evelyne Ender
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sexing the Mind looks at scenes of hysteria in works by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert, George Eliot, and Henry James, as well as in the writings of Sigmund Freud, showing how these texts represent distinctive attempts to break loose from erotic, political, and epistemological models of Victorian masculinity and femininity. Through her approach, which is both closely textual (reading against the grain in psychoanalytic and feminist fashion) and historical (retracing in medical and literary texts the manifestations of hysteria), Ender uncovers a series of discursive structures that "engender" the modern subject. Her book probes the interplay of writing, subjectivity, and sexual identity, and succeeds in showing how the nineteenth-century view of hysteria, from Sand to the early Freud, displays the competing claims of male/female consciousness
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Ender, Evelyne
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Psychological fiction
  • Fiction
  • Hysteria in literature
  • Sex (Psychology) in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Literature, Comparative
  • Women in literature
  • James, Henry
  • Sand, George
  • James, Henry
  • Sand, George
Label
Sexing the mind : nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria, Evelyne Ender
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Nineteenth-Century Hysteria: The Medical Context -- 2. Henry James and George Sand: Scenes of Passion, Scenes of Hysteria -- 3. The Bostonians: Representing the "Sentiment of Sex" -- 4. Engendering the Mind: James, Freud, and George Sand -- 5. Reading Sexual Difference: The Case of George Sand -- 6. "Girls and Their Blind Visions": George Eliot, Hysteria, and History -- "Always Secrets of the Alcove": A Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 307 p
Isbn
9780801428265
Lccn
95011137 //r972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Sexing the mind : nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria, Evelyne Ender
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Nineteenth-Century Hysteria: The Medical Context -- 2. Henry James and George Sand: Scenes of Passion, Scenes of Hysteria -- 3. The Bostonians: Representing the "Sentiment of Sex" -- 4. Engendering the Mind: James, Freud, and George Sand -- 5. Reading Sexual Difference: The Case of George Sand -- 6. "Girls and Their Blind Visions": George Eliot, Hysteria, and History -- "Always Secrets of the Alcove": A Postscript
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 307 p
Isbn
9780801428265
Lccn
95011137 //r972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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