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The Resource The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison, (electronic book.)

The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison, (electronic book.)

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The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature
Title
The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature
Statement of responsibility
Justine S. Murison
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For much of the nineteenth century, the nervous system was a medical mystery, inspiring scientific studies and exciting great public interest. Because of this widespread fascination, the nerves came to explain the means by which mind and body related to each other. By the 1830s, the nervous system helped Americans express the consequences on the body, and for society, of major historical changes. Literary writers, including Nathaniel Hawthorne and Harriet Beecher Stowe, used the nerves as a metaphor to re-imagine the role of the self amidst political, social and religious tumults, including debates about slavery and the revivals of the Second Great Awakening. Representing the 'romance' of the nervous system and its cultural impact thoughtfully and, at times, critically, the fictional experiments of this century helped construct and explore a neurological vision of the body and mind. Murison explains the impact of neurological medicine on nineteenth-century literature and culture"--
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Murison, Justine S
Index
index present
LC call number
PS217.S34
LC item number
M87 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • American literature
  • Literature and science
  • Nervous system
  • Anxiety in literature
  • Mind and body in literature
  • Neurosciences
  • Self in literature
  • Physiology in literature
Label
The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison, (electronic book.)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511812071
Extent
1 online resource (x,218 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511812071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The politics of anxiety in nineteenth-century American literature, Justine S. Murison, (electronic book.)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511812071
Extent
1 online resource (x,218 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511812071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote

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