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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 517–523.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationships, some voluntary and some coercive, including the law, the space of the city, gossip, class, disease, philanthropy, and kinship. These various principles of interconnection are both separate and overlapping: each has its own logic, but each is also capable of connecting the same groups...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 343–367.
Published: 01 November 2012
... American republic by comparing the spread of information to the spread of yellow fever. Unlike other novels that focus on the spread of contagious disease (such as Dickens's Bleak House ), Arthur Mervyn refuses to trace a clear path of transmission from person to person. Instead, the randomness...
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Novel (2000) 33 (2): 270–273.
Published: 01 August 2000
... disease bred in slums will eventually infect the mansion as well: "This is the socialism of the microbe, this is the chain of disease, which binds all the people of the community together" (qtd. in Tomes, Nancy. Gospel of Germs: Men, Women, and the Microbe in American Life. Cambridge: Harvard UP...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 227–250.
Published: 01 August 2010
... with the dire situation of those multitudes barely surviving in the streets, in the workhouse, and dying in the disease-ridden slums of Tom-all-Alone’s. At the same time, the persistent ­reappearance of such formulations, satirical or otherwise, underscores a problem of remainders that the narrative...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 474–481.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act in 1876, Britain saw a newly modern and centralized approach to the health of animals: “[I]t was only in 1865, when an out- break of rinderpest . . . decimated British livestock, that the government realised that they required an effective body of specialists to be able...
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Novel (2012) 45 (1): 144–147.
Published: 01 May 2012
... argues, had been the dominant model of seeing for midcentury medicine (180). What might Ken- nedy make of Bright’s, Addison’s, and Hodgkin’s midcentury investigations into perni- cious anemia and other diseases whose causes were neither proximate to symptoms nor easily visualized? In another...
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Novel (2015) 48 (1): 162–165.
Published: 01 May 2015
... within the entirety of the work they are taken from, are both typical of the book as a whole. Thus South Pacific Narratives only reaches the South Pacific in the third chapter, when it turns to the representations of disease and colonial contact in Stevenson's In the South Seas (1896...
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Novel (2019) 52 (1): 136–139.
Published: 01 May 2019
... that began to challenge Galenic orthodoxy in the wake of the Great Plague of 1665, before tracing the influence of Boyle's corpuscular doctrine of qualities on an etiology of disease that anticipated modern germ theory. Rejecting humoral explanations, Boyle and “chemical” physicians such as George Thomson...
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Novel (2011) 44 (3): 505–508.
Published: 01 November 2011
... a disease that fits the represented symptoms. What disease must Jo inBleak House have had, for instance, that allowed him to communicate to Esther a facially scarring illness but that manifested itself in him as a lung infection? The game starts to touch on serious issues of literary representation...
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Novel (2010) 43 (3): 401–423.
Published: 01 November 2010
... and to the novel itself. Fatal Illness and the Judgment of Character(s) Susan Sontag writes in Illness as Metaphor: “In the nineteenth century, the notion that the disease fits the patient’s character, as the punishment fits the sinner, was replaced by the notion that it expresses...
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Novel (2023) 56 (1): 157–161.
Published: 01 May 2023
.... This is not to say that national security materials are simply propagandistic lies; as Thomas demonstrates, these materials often highlight and embrace their own fictionality, as in the Centers for Disease Control's comic Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic . The Centers for Disease Control is not trying to convince...
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Novel (2023) 56 (2): 327–331.
Published: 01 August 2023
... demonstrates how the two novels break the silences, misinformation, and stigma around the disease, driven as they are by a therapeutic project that loosely approximates the medical framework of diagnosis, treatment, and healing (123). The chapter asks: “How does narrative ‘treat’—in every sense of the word...
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Novel (2006) 39 (2): 221–244.
Published: 01 August 2006
... is to figure them as active threats, the source of diseases and behaviors to which American women are only too susceptible. After all, as she reminds us, "Bombay is but three weeks' journey from New York (11). In particular, Mayo's larger focus on public health is subsumed under the category...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2013
... producing infectious effluvia that are blown by the raw East Wind back over the city.8 This is the stuff of the novel’s dense fog. . . . ​Dickens is pointing to a literal economy of filth and disease” (95). If this is correct, it is an economy of filth and disease based on miasma theory, which held...
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Novel (2007) 41 (1): 121–143.
Published: 01 May 2007
..., and his preparations for a family dinner with his daughter Daisy, just arrived from Italy. But on the way to the squash game, Perowne is involved in a minor traffic accident, only escaping a serious beating by diagnosing the signs of Huntington's Disease in Baxter, the ringleader of his three...
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Novel (2009) 42 (3): 511–516.
Published: 01 November 2009
... is an event, but so is Pip’s increasing debt—the scratching of an itch but also waiting for rivets, a fall off a ladder and also a wast- ing disease. Narrative moves alternately between punctual events (a laugh, a slap, a glance, a storm) and broader, slower events: a feud, a quest, the decay...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 198–218.
Published: 01 August 2003
... except religion Nothing assimilates man more closely to the fiend than religious fanaticism.. .. Sometimes the disease [the "suicidal melancholia" of the fanatic] takes another form, and, then the victim is apt to fancy himself heaven's appointed avenger, and that he is destined to destroy...
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Novel (2011) 44 (1): 14–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... conversations, provid- ing vocabularies for debate and models in discourses on politics, romance, and disease much more than do television and radio. Television and radio have wider audiences, but here they often function as conduits for a discourse that has already been circulated in novels. ...
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Novel (2009) 42 (2): 183–189.
Published: 01 August 2009
... uncomfortably organic about it. A weak bulb hung over the whole staircase suspended on some thin, invisible thread. By its light it was barely possible to see the banister, and the sight was like that of a very long piece of diseased skin. The banister had origi- nally been a wooden one...
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Novel (2013) 46 (1): 133–135.
Published: 01 May 2013
... that interest Arac is a form of dia- lectical memory, a refusal of censure and exclusion. Thus, in Little Dorrit, “Dickens keeps always in sight the pathology of the high Victorian moment,” and “Bleak House is full of both disease and mysterious spirits” (37, 85). The pathology is the distortion many...