Highly recommended holmes moves seamlessly from novelists like charles dickens to sociologists like henry mayhew to autobiographers like john kitto choice an absolutely stunning book that will make a significant contribution to both victorian literary studies and disability studies rosemarie garland thomson emory university establishes that victorian melodrama informs many . Holmess central argument in fictions of affliction asserts that victorian discourses of disability and the texts that holmes analyzes emotionally extreme depictions of common disabilities in victorian fiction examines gender divisions among these depictions then follows melodramatic disabled types into memoir and nonfiction. Similar books to fictions of affliction physical disability in victorian culture corporealities discourses of disability an amazon book with buzz house of earth and blood by sarah j maas truly epic laurell k hamilton learn more. The distinction between abled and disabled bodies in victorian culture and our own was produced partly in terms of the distinction between men and women and beliefs about what naturally characterized each gender the place where the two distinctions overlap is often the place where the meaning of disability is created in most . As part of the university of michigan press series corporealities discourses of disability fictions of affliction offers a nuanced explication of the concurrent often conflicting meanings of disabled characters in victorian culture it should prove useful for studies in fields beyond disability and victorian culture given its historicist
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