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Ub / possibilities literature offers for promoting or contesting biological definitions of the self These studies identify narrative structure as one of the places where the body is represented—a place often overlooked but crucial to understanding the complicated mediated relationship between context and content as well as the dynamic complex properties of form whether narrative or corporeal Each of the studies documents authorial efforts to depict corporeal beliefs via literary forms demonstrating that these depictions extend beyond narrative content to include generic and stylistic choices They also show the complex ways in which formal attributes and strategies may complicate authors' attempts to directly represent—as well as readers' attempts to directly access—the body through literature.

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Bodily and Narrative Forms The Influence of Medicine on American Literature 1845 1915Ok demonstrates that emergent medical beliefs about bodily functions and malfunctions surface in the writings of these authors not simply as thematic concerns but as problems for narrative form Through a series of careful historicized readings of works by a range of authors—including Louisa May Alcott Charles W Chesnutt Margaret Fuller Charlotte Perkins and Narrative Forms PDF Gilman Frances E Watkins Harper Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr Pauline E Hopkins William Dean Howells and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps—the book relates both the what and the how of representation to specific theories of embodiment emerging during this burgeoning yet awkward period of medical historyThrough five case studies Bodily and Narrative Forms charts the and Narrative Forms The Influence Ep.

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