Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic by Ruth Bienstock Anolik

By Ruth Bienstock Anolik

The Gothic mode, more often than not preoccupied by way of questions of distinction and otherness, always imagines the opposite as a resource of ugly horror. The 16 serious essays during this assortment research the ways that these struggling with psychological and actual illnesses are refigured as different, and the way they're alleged to be big. jointly, the essays spotlight the Gothic inclination to symbolize all diseases as visibly massive, even these, corresponding to psychological disease, which have been invisible. mockingly, the opposite additionally turns into a pitiful determine, usually evoking empathy. This exploration of disease and incapacity represents a powerful addition to Gothic studies.

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