Download e-book for kindle: Syphilis in Victorian Literature and Culture: Medicine, by Monika Pietrzak-Franger

By Monika Pietrzak-Franger

This ebook addresses the obvious yet unexplored intertwining of visibility and invisibility within the discourses round syphilis. A rethinking of the sickness as regards to its ambiguous prestige, and the methods of due to the fact that it generated, is helping think again the community of socio-cultural and political interrelations that have been negotiated via syphilis, thereby additionally elevating higher questions on its functionality within the building of person, nationwide and imperial identities. This publication is the 1st large-scale interdisciplinary examine of syphilis in past due Victorian Britain whose importance lies in its exceptional cognizance to the multimedia and multi-discursive evocations of syphilis. An exam of the heterogeneous assets that it bargains, lots of that have as much as this aspect escaped severe realization, makes it attainable to bare the complicated and poly-ideological purposes for the activation of syphilis imagery and its symbolic functionality in past due Victorian culture. 

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