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The Resource Vital signs : medical realism in nineteenth-century fiction, Lawrence Rothfield

Vital signs : medical realism in nineteenth-century fiction, Lawrence Rothfield

Label
Vital signs : medical realism in nineteenth-century fiction
Title
Vital signs
Title remainder
medical realism in nineteenth-century fiction
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Rothfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vital Signs offers both a compelling reinterpretation of the nineteenth-century novel and a methodological challenge to literary historians. Rejecting theories that equate realism with representation, Lawrence Rothfield argues that literary history forms a subset of the history of discourses and their attendant practices. He shows how clinical medicine provided Balzac, Flaubert, Eliot, and others with narrative strategies, epistemological assumptions, and models of professional authority. He also traces the linkages between medicine's eventual decline in scientific and social status
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rothfield, Lawrence
Dewey number
823/.809356
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PR868.M42
LC item number
R68 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 330
NLM item number
R846v 1992
Series statement
Literature in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Medicine in literature
  • French fiction
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Physicians in literature
  • Realism in literature
  • Medicine in Literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Comparative literature
  • Comparative literature
  • English fiction
  • French fiction
  • Medicine in literature
  • Physicians in literature
  • Realism in literature
Label
Vital signs : medical realism in nineteenth-century fiction, Lawrence Rothfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine and mimesis: The contours of a configuration -- Disarticulating Madame Bovary: Flaubert and the medicalization of the real -- Paradigms and professionalism: balzacian realism in discursive context -- "A new organ of knowledge": medical organicism and the limits of realism in middlemarch -- On the realism/naturalism distinction: some archaeological considerations -- From diagnosis to deduction: Sherlock Holmes and the perversion of realism -- The pathological perspective: clinical realism's decline and the emergence of modernist counter-discourse -- Epilogue: toward a new historicist methodology -- Notes
Control code
179077097
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612751561
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10k26
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179077097
Label
Vital signs : medical realism in nineteenth-century fiction, Lawrence Rothfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicine and mimesis: The contours of a configuration -- Disarticulating Madame Bovary: Flaubert and the medicalization of the real -- Paradigms and professionalism: balzacian realism in discursive context -- "A new organ of knowledge": medical organicism and the limits of realism in middlemarch -- On the realism/naturalism distinction: some archaeological considerations -- From diagnosis to deduction: Sherlock Holmes and the perversion of realism -- The pathological perspective: clinical realism's decline and the emergence of modernist counter-discourse -- Epilogue: toward a new historicist methodology -- Notes
Control code
179077097
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 235 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786612751561
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt10k26
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)179077097

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