Passions of the Voice: Hysteria, Narrative and the Figure of the Speaking Woman, 1850-1915

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In Passions of the Voice Claire Kahane argues that the subversion of gender definitions promoted especially by feminism in the late nineteenth century profoundly unsettled Victorian narrative discourse. Exploiting the psychoanalytic theory of hysteria, Kahane moves through a number of texts that manifest an anxiety of imagination provoked by the figure of the speaking woman, both as narrative trope and as historical agent. The result is a body of fiction in which the narrative voice not only loses control of the story it is ...

Passions of the Voice: Hysteria, Narrative and the Figure of the Speaking Woman, 1850-1915 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801851629

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Passions of the Voice: Hysteria, Narrative and the Figure of the Speaking Woman, 1850-1915 1995, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801851612

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