Aesthetic Hysteria: The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory v. 144)

Aesthetic Hysteria: The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction (Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory v. 144)

By: Ankhi Mukherjee (author)Hardback

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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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Ankhi Mukherjee is Associate Professor in the Faculty of English, University of Oxford, UK.

Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Chapter One: Introduction: "Stuck in the Gullet of the Signifier": Desire, Disgust, and the Aesthetics of Hysteria Chapter Two: Too Much, Too Little: The Emotional Capital of Victorian Melodrama Chapter Three: "Missed Encounters": Repetition, Rewriting, and Contemporary Returns to Charles Dickens's Great Expectations Chapter Four: Broken English: Neurosis and Narration in Pat Barker's Regeneration Trilogy Chapter Five: Emetic Theory: Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780415981408
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 140
  • ID: 9780415981408
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 0415981409

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