Desire and Disorder: Fevers, Fictions, and Feeling in English Georgian Culture

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This is a richly contextualized study of a subject at the nexus of several current, scholarly concerns: colonialism, medical theory, sentimentalism, identity discourse, and fiction. Applying a variety of sources--medical, judicial, theoretical, and historical--to literary works, the book argues that the literary representations about fever formed an essential way to construct identity, and that this identity carried political and ideological implications. Desire and Disorder offers a nuanced and sophisticated reading of a ...

Desire and Disorder: Fevers, Fictions, and Feeling in English Georgian Culture 2007, Bucknell University Press

ISBN-13: 9780838756485

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