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Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print

The Age of Hypochondria

Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness

Authors: Grinnell, G.

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Examining the ways in which hypochondria forms both a malady and a metaphor for a range of British Romantic writers, Grinnell contends that this is not one illness amongst many, but a disorder of the very ability to distinguish between illness and health, a malady of interpretation that mediates a broad spectrum of pressing cultural questions.

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GEORGE C. GRINNELL is Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, Canada, where he teaches Critical Theory and Romanticism. He has published articles and book chapters on Romantic-era medicalized discourse as well as biometrics and questions of terror in the period. 

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'The Age of Hypochondria demonstrates sound scholarship, highly competent knowledge of its period, and a facile use of current theories of interpretation. Its choice of subject and authors treated will give it a distinct and original place among the roster of good books on Romantic medicine published in recent years.' Hermione de Almeida, Pauline Walter Chair in Comparative Literature, University of Tulsa, USA


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction Interpreting Romantic Hypochondria

    Pages 1-27

    Grinnell, George C.

  • Occupational Hazard: Beddoes and the ‘Great Dark Threat’ of Romantic Medicine

    Pages 28-56

    Grinnell, George C.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder: The Self-Anatomy of Coleridge’s Aesthetics

    Pages 57-84

    Grinnell, George C.

  • Phantom Memory: Nation and the Absent Body of Idealism in Mary Shelley’s The Last Man

    Pages 85-119

    Grinnell, George C.

  • Multiple Personality: De Quincey’s Political Economies of Infirmity

    Pages 120-148

    Grinnell, George C.

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-230-23145-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Age of Hypochondria
Book Subtitle
Interpreting Romantic Health and Illness
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and Cultures of Print
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-27737-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230277373
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23145-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 202
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