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Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century,
  • Social Science,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • Sociology,
  • English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Gender Studies,
  • English literature--19th century--History and,
  • English literature--19th century--History and criticism,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh,
  • Social Science / Gender Studies,
  • Social Science-Gender Studies

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages234
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7714217M
    ISBN 100521025516
    ISBN 109780521025515

    Yet she was also a creator, driven and intense. Silver's use of twentieth-century scholarship on anorexia tends to universalize the phenomenon, suggesting an ahistorical definition of anorexia that sits oddly in a book so determined to historicize the practice as one enabled by a particular She talks about the "anorexic logic" whereby slim female bodies are privileged as signs of women's control over their passions. Elizabeth Foxwell, Managing Editor, Clues: A Journal of Detection: You could also get into the emergence of the New Womanwith its corresponding discussion of exercise and physical fitness. Sci, Med.

    This part is hard to write, but it is also part of the narrative. Those juvenile works had been sharp of outline, bright of colour and pure of thought — the succinct expression, in other words, of the pre-Raphaelite manifesto that Rossetti and the rest of the Brotherhood had tacked together in with the intention of injecting English painting with the artistic and moral astringencies of the Italian quattrocento. Anorexia is the mental health equivalent of the red shoes that make you dance until you die. Do you believe me? And then—surprise! She is always happy to see him, and he is always overwhelmed by this effusive display of patriarchality.

    Individuals who go on to develop anorexia also exhibit common personality traits, such as introversion, perfectionism, sensitivity to criticism, vigilance, competitiveness, obsessiveness, and risk-aversion. There once lived a witch in a deep, dark wood. And then there's Goblin Market. And when I lost her, Agnes, what should I have been without you, still! Gingerly I take out and examine the delicate things. Dora, unlike some other female inhabitants of the metropolis, is a veritable Victorian gift for men hunting the opposite sex, and as a reduced consumer of patriarchal values, she has to die.


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Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture) by Anna Krugovoy Silver Download PDF Ebook

Yet after researchers presented the nonanorexic subjects with pictures of themselves, a whole different geography of cortex lit up. Request for Purchase Form Are there books, periodicals, or audiovisual materials you want the library to purchase?

I stare at the box, sadness opening in me like a flower. The most specific thing I can contribute is my story. I was sitting too close to my mom on a couch, my nose full of perfume. Submissions are accepted year round, with publication taking place once per year. Indeed, he claims that eating little food for these women serves as an aggressive strategy to entrap a husband.

Victorian Literature And The Anorexic Body

Time after time, the emotional fallout from bingeing proved so excruciating I would vow to never, never, do it again. In the United States, a spectral Emily Dickinson gained admittance to the clubhouse.

Hypothesizing that the disease arose Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body book low levels of pituitary hormone, they proposed a treatment in which eating-disordered patients were injected with pituitary extract. Cornforth, by contrast, loved food, preferred the cheerful vulgarity of contemporary fashion and relied on a corset and cage crinoline to squeeze herself into the required shape.

There is a wonderful passage showing Ethel being fitted out in fashionable attire, for instance: "before Ethel knew what was going on, her muslin was stripped off her back, and that instrument of torture, a half-made body, was being tried upon her. You might also want to have a look at the exhibition of a female corpse in Wood's St.

My sister was regaling the group with grad student tales. Then there was the question of food, or rather appetite. I Watched You Disappear, through rich illuminations, allusions, references, dedications, and epigraphs, draws on the strength of our humanity in the Promethean effort to leave us with fire and light.

Here is a story for you. Check it out here! Probably the persons concerned have already ascertained what their legal position would be in such a case.

Food consumption inevitably leads to defecation, and the proper Victorian woman was supposed to be a pure and unsullied being above the realm of gross, natural function. These early poems read as meticulous renunciations, careful puncturings undertaken in order to pare back the many false things from the few true ones.

It is certainly the enemy of living.

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When at length she put Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body book arm through mine, to be Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body book to the drawing-room, her charming little face was flushed, and had never been so pretty. The only step they are to make before they reach the state of fully-fledged modern women is to stop having remorse for their consumption.

Being sick means constructing an alternate reality, strapping it in place with sturdy mantras, surrendering to the beguiling logic of an old fairy tale: There once was a girl who ate very little.

Miraculous anorexia with what Houston calls its insidious nature is based on covert food consumption. Dickens's Jenny Wren may fit in here, but more central to the query might be Dinak Craik's Olive which includes a daring if euphemistic depiction of childbirth. So while Siddal and Morris worked hard to eradicate their original dialects London and Oxford respectively and struck observers as remarkably uncommunicative, garrulous Cornforth chattered 19 to the dozen in her rural mid-Sussex burr.

I am frozen, and on the stair I hear the footsteps of my life. Her work is pervaded by a longing for the divine that is at once specifically located in small, ordinary things, and deeply mystical.Anna Krugovoy Silver examines the ways nineteenth-century British writers used physical states of the female body - hunger, appetite, fat and slenderness - in the creation of female characters.

Silver argues that anorexia nervosa, first diagnosed inserves as a paradigm for the cultural ideal of middle-class womanhood in Victorian Britain. Jul 28,  · Anna Krugovoy Silver's book seeks to make sense of those meanings and to trace their relation to gendered narratives of food and fasting in Victorian texts.

Silver argues that "Victorian gender ideology was built upon an anorexic logic" by valorizing the slim, spiritual, nonsexual, self-disciplined bourgeois woman (14). Anya Silver has published one book of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (Louisiana State University Press); a chapbook, Saints of Autumn (Redbone Chapbooks); and a book of literary criticism, Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body (Cambridge University Press).

She was born in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and was educated at Haverford College.Introduction: The Male Body in Victorian Literature & Culture Article in Nineteenth Century Contexts 36(4) · August with 26 Reads How we measure 'reads'.Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body book.

Read 5 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Anna Silver examines the ways nineteenth- /5(5).Victorian Ebook Resources Websites. Victorian Web Tons of information about the Victorian era and its art—it's a ebook over there.

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