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Aesthetic Hysteria: The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory)

AESTHETIC HYSTERIA: THE GREAT NEUROSIS IN VICTORIAN MELODRAMA AND CONTEMPORARY FICTION (LITERARY CRITICISM AND CULTURAL THEORY)

by: Mukherjee, Ankhi
Format: Paperback

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Product description Aesthetic Hysteria is a deconstructive psychoanalytic study of hysteria, using literary texts to foreground a telling encounter between two growing discourses within English studies: that of emotion/affect and trauma studies. It brings together several academic foci - the history of medicine, aesthetic theory, speech act theory, feminism, and gender and performance studies. The study uses its theoretical and philosophical questioning of a cultural phenomenon to interrogate the politics and ends of theory, and is timely in addressing similar anxieties dominating contemporary critical and cultural theory.

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Product Code: 9780415512985
ISBN: 0415512980
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2011-11-16
Number of Pages: 140 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 5.91 x 0.47 x 8.98 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.49 pounds