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Fictions of disease in early modern England

bodies, plagues and politics
  • 277 Pages
  • 1.65 MB
  • English
Palgrave , New York
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism, Literature and medicine -- England -- History -- 17th century, Literature and medicine -- England -- History -- 16th century, Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century, Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century, Body, Human, in literature, Medicine in literature, Diseases in literature, Plague in literature, England -- Intellectual life -- 17th ce


England, Great Br

StatementMargaret Healy.
LC ClassificationsPR438.M43 H43 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 277 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3947261M
ISBN 100333963997
LC Control Number2001034499

'Fictions of Disease is a wonderful book. Healy does a brilliant job of sketching the range of attitudes to disease and health available in early modern England. Blending scholarly rigor with humane sympathy, Healy focuses not just on what was known but on what kinds of corporeal experience that knowledge made available.'Cited by:   Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. How did early modern people imagine their bodi /5. About this book. Introduction. Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England is a unique study of a fascinating cultural imaginary of 'disease' and its political consequences.

Healy's original approach illuminates the period's disease-impregnated literature, including works by Shakespeare, Milton, Dekker, Heywood and others. Fictions of Disease is a unique exploration of the stories laymen and physicians constructed around such bodies, producing a fascinating cultural imaginary of bodily disorder.

Healy argues that these narratives not only shaped visions of unhealthy social bodies, but had profound political consequences too. Healy's book derives from an analogy between the individual and the social body, common in the early modern period. She draws on the work of Michel Foucault, Mary Douglas, Sander Gilman, Stephen Greenblatt, and George Lakoff / Mark Johnson to argue that the physical and the social experience of disease are intimately related.

Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England: Bodies, How did early modern people imagine their bodies. What impact did the new disease syphilis and recurrent outbreaks of plague have on these mental landscapes. Why was the glutted belly such a potent symbol of pathology.

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This collection of essays examines the vast extent to which rhetorical figures related to sickness and health-metaphor, simile, pun, analogy, symbol, personification, allegory, oxymoron, and metonymy-inform medieval and early modern literature, religion, science, and medicine in England and its surrounding European context.

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Living conditions in the medieval and early modern eras. In their attempts to remain free from disease, people in earlier centuries faced a number of serious challenges.

Remarks. Andrew S. Brown’s research and teaching focus on the literature, politics, and culture of early modern England (ca. He was previously the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Digital Humanities Network Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto.

His current book project, Artificial Persons: Fictions. Prose Fiction and Early Modern Sexuality, brings together twelve new essays which situate the arguments about the multiple constructions of sexualities in prose fiction within contemporary critical debates about the body, gender, desire, print culture, postcoloniality, and.

England Epidemics and Major Causes of Death S to W (National Institute) Smallpox made only a minor impact in Europe and Britain before the 16th century but was fairly common by the early 17th century.

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The major claim made by this study is that early modern English prose fiction self-consciously invented a new form of literary culture in which professional writers created books to be printed and sold to anonymous readers. It further claims that this period's narrative innovations emerged not solely from changes in early modern culture like print & the book market, but also.

Science Fiction about medicine is represented in the stories collected in the Ann and Jeff VanderMeer-edited anthology The Big Book of Science Fiction by James White’s “Sector General.

Reading fiction can be wonderful therapy. It allows you to read about a character’s experience and maybe apply it to your own. Or it can let you escape the real world and delve into a fantasy for awhile.

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Although some relevant scholarship seems to get short shrift—I found, for example, that Margaret Healy’s Fictions of Disease in Early Modern England: Bodies, Plagues, and Politics is listed in the bibliography but was not important enough to any essay to make the index—most of the essays in Parts are well-researched and nicely grounded in primary, secondary, and theoretical sources.

Primary source texts dealing with medicine from the medieval and early modern periods are available in several formats. 1) There are online collections available.

Haverford has access to Early English Books Online (EEBO) (see below). Other primary source collections like Gallica from France's Bibliothèque national are open access on the Web. 2) Other sources are available in modern. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Food and Health in Early Modern Europe is both a history of food practices and a history of the medical discourse about that food.

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Dawson Localización: Medical history: a quarterly Journal devoted to the History of Medicina and related sciences, ISSNVol. .Simon Brittan is an independent scholar who divides his time between England and Michigan.

He has taught at the University of East Anglia and in the Department for Continuing Education at the University of Oxford and written for Renaissance Forum, the .