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Articulating Bodies: The Narrative Form of Disability and Illness in Victorian Fiction

Kylee-Anne Hingston

Abstract

Articulating Bodies investigates the contemporaneous developments of Victorian fiction and disability’s medicalization by focusing on the intersection between narrative form and the body. The book examines texts from across the century, from Frederic Shoberl’s 1833 English translation of Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) to Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story “The Adventure of the Crooked Man” (1893), covering genres that typically relied upon disabled or diseased characters. By tracing the patterns of focalization and narrative structure across six decades of the nineteenth cent ... More

Keywords: Victorian fiction, narratology, focalization, disability, disability studies, medical humanities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620757
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620757.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kylee-Anne Hingston, author