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The Resource Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture and sensibility, George S. Rousseau

Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture and sensibility, George S. Rousseau

Label
Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture and sensibility
Title
Nervous acts
Title remainder
essays on literature, culture and sensibility
Statement of responsibility
George S. Rousseau
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Between 1965 and 2000 George Rousseau wrote a series of landmark essays about the role of the nervous system in the rise of literature and sensibility that altered the landscape of eighteenth-century studies. Now these essays have been collected for the first time. The arguments challenge thinking about the Enlightenment and reconfigure the contexts of European sensibility. Since their original publication much criticism and scholarship has been produced that engages, adopts, and expands on Rousseau's discussions. The new introductory essay surveys this fascinating cultural profile from the ancients to the moderns, and provides a personal account of what the author's quest for the past has entailed
  • The epilogue engages with the critical reception of the original essays and glances at the future of nerves: ethically, morally, and in the light of the stresses of modern life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rousseau, G. S.
Dewey number
809/.933561
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.M38
LC item number
R68 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and medicine
  • Nervous system
  • Literature, Modern
  • Enlightenment
  • Enlightenment
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Nervous System Physiological Phenomena
  • Emotions
  • History, 18th Century
  • Nervous System Diseases
  • Europe
Label
Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture and sensibility, George S. Rousseau
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Originated neurology" : nerves, spirits, and fibers, 1969-2004 -- Science and the discovery of the imagination (1969) -- Pineapples, pregnancy, and pica : nerves and the "mother's imagination" (1972) -- Nerves and racism : Le Cat's neurology of racism (1973) -- Nerves, spirits, and fibres : toward the origins of sensibility (1975) -- Nerves and nymphomania : Bienville and female sensibility (1982) -- Discourses of the nerve (1989) -- Towards a semiotics of the nerve (1991) -- "Strange pathology" : nerves and the hysteria diagnosis in early modern Europe (1993)
Control code
56404513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9781403934536
Lccn
2004051264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Nervous acts : essays on literature, culture and sensibility, George S. Rousseau
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Originated neurology" : nerves, spirits, and fibers, 1969-2004 -- Science and the discovery of the imagination (1969) -- Pineapples, pregnancy, and pica : nerves and the "mother's imagination" (1972) -- Nerves and racism : Le Cat's neurology of racism (1973) -- Nerves, spirits, and fibres : toward the origins of sensibility (1975) -- Nerves and nymphomania : Bienville and female sensibility (1982) -- Discourses of the nerve (1989) -- Towards a semiotics of the nerve (1991) -- "Strange pathology" : nerves and the hysteria diagnosis in early modern Europe (1993)
Control code
56404513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 395 pages
Isbn
9781403934536
Lccn
2004051264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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