Performing Bodies

Performing Bodies

Performing Bodies: Female Illness in Italian Literature and Cinema (1860-1920) explores the variations in the portrayal of female illness in Italian fin de siècle literature and early cinema. Catherine Ramsey-Portolano begins her study with an overview of nineteenth-century theories on female inferiority and nervous disorders, especially hysteria. 19th-century European scientific and philosophical discourse on women’s bodies, which focused on female biological… (more)

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Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press (December 29, 2017)

Page count: 146 pages

Language: English

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