Aesthetic Hysteria: The Great Neurosis in Victorian Melodrama and Contemporary Fiction - Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory (Paperback)Ankhi Mukherjee (author)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 140
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 8 mm
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