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Articulating bodies : the narrative form of disability and illness in victorian fiction.

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Hingston, Kylee-Anne,
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Liverpool : LIVERPOOL UNIV Press, 2019.
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white).
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Representations (Liverpool, England)
Text as Body and Body as Text: How Literary Form Textually Creates the Body -- Negotiating Victorian Disability -- I. Grotesque Bodies: Hybridity and Focalization in Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris -- Hybridity, Disability, and the `Modern' Novel -- Focalization: Externally Authoritative or Internally Ambiguous -- Reading Quasimodo: Interpretation or Empathy? -- II. Social Bodies: Dickens and the Disabled Narrator in Bleak House -- Externally Focalizing on the Social Body -- Smallpox and the Esther Industry: Critical Readings of Esther's Facial Scarring -- Focalization, Form, and the Fractured Self -- `Shape Structures Story': The Disabled Narrator -- III. Sensing Bodies: Negotiating the Body and Identity in Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Aurora Floyd and Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone -- `Physiological Telegraph': Genre, Form, and the Body in Aurora Floyd -- Reading Disability and Reading Health -- Destabilizing Normalcy: Focalization, Identity, and the Body in The Moonstone -- Destabilizing Normalcy at the Shivering Sand -- Linearity and Narrative Control of Deviance -- IV. Sanctified Bodies: Christian Theology and Disability in Ellice Hopkins's Rose Turquand and Charlotte Yonge's The Pillars of the House -- Individual Incarnation and the Single-Focused Narrative: Disability and Illness in Rose Turquand -- Focalization and the Collective Body -- Communal Incarnation and the Multiple-Focus Narrative: Disability and Illness in The Pillars of the House -- Intellectual Disability, Focalization, and Closure -- V. Fairy-Tale Bodies: Prostheses and Narrative Perspective in Dinah Mulock Craik's The Little Lame Prince -- Prostheticizing Maturity -- Embodied Narrator and Readers -- Focalization and Prosthesis -- VI. Mysterious Bodies: Solving and De-Solving Disability in the Fin-de-Siecle Mystery -- Constructing the Disabled Object: The Scientific Gaze in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde -- Diagnosing Hyde -- Narrative Prosthesis and the Gothic Open Ending -- Detecting Disability: Narrative Structure and Reading the Body in `The Crooked Man' -- Detective Fiction's Drive towards Closure and Cure -- Focalizating Disability's Shifting Signification.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Articulating Bodies shows how Victorian fiction's narrative form as well as narrative theme to negotiate how to categorize bodies, both constructing and questioning the boundary dividing normalcy from abnormality.
English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Disabilities in literature.
18.05 English literature.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
Literary Criticism -- Gothic & Romance.
Disabilities in literature.
English fiction.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Print version: HINGSTON, KYLEE-ANNE. ARTICULATING BODIES. [Place of publication not identified] : LIVERPOOL UNIV PRESS, 2019 1789620759 (OCoLC)1089410481
9781789624953 (electronic book)
1789624959 (electronic book)