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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
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Journal Cover Literature and Medicine
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  • "The Absence Doubled'" Photo-Poetic Narratives of Prophylactic
           Mastectomy
    • Abstract: This essay considers a body of textual/photographic work, the sequence of poems by British poet Clare Best, Self-portrait without Breasts (2011), and her collaboration with photographer Laura Stevens, which explore preventive surgery and questions of genetics and hereditary breast cancer.1 Best decided to undergo bilateral mastectomy in 2006 in order to reduce the risk of developing breast cancer in light of her family history. Her project has a private dimension but can be equally approached as an attempt to shape public perceptions by contributing "to ongoing discussions about choice in breast cancer prevention and treatment."2 It can be situated in the context of "new narratives of genetic risk"3 and ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Frances Burney's Mastectomy Narrative and Discourses of Breast Cancer in
           the Long Eighteenth Century
    • Abstract: Frances Burney's mastectomy narrative appears in an 1812 letter to Burney's sister, Esther, and describes, in excruciating detail, Burney's experience of undergoing a mastectomy with no more than a "wine cordial" as pain relief.1 Burney, who was living in Paris at the time, claims to record the experience and surrounding events so that her English brothers, sisters, nieces, and "native friends" receive the news of her illness and "perfect recovery" directly from her, rather than from some second- or third-hand source. She also frames the letter "as a warning to [her] dear Esther" and her other female relatives should they be alarmed by any sensations similar to the small pain Burney first felt in her right breast ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Adolescent Condition in Thomas Hardy's The Woodlanders
    • Abstract: Michael Irwin writes that, in his novels, "Hardy's exclusive absorption in the excitements of romantic and sexual liaison is symptomatic of his essential immaturity—an immaturity he himself acknowledges in the Life."1 Irwin refers to Thomas Hardy's statement in his autobiography that "I was a child till I was 16; a youth till I was 25; a young man till I was 40 or 50."2 Rather than denoting a casual interest in the adolescent state, however, Hardy's comment about his own potentially arrested development gestures toward his preoccupation with the modern understanding of adolescence, a subject he considers systematically in his least studied "major" novel, The Woodlanders (1887).Explanations of the developing ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Alzheimer's Disease Metaphors as Mirror and Lens to the Stigma of Dementia
    • Abstract: [M]etaphors may be as necessary to illness as they are to literature, as comforting to the patient as his own bathrobe and slippers. At the very least, they are a relief from medical terminology. If laughter has healing power, so, too, may metaphor. Perhaps only metaphor can express the bafflement, the panic combined with beatitude, of the threatened person.In an attempt to create meaning during the autobiographical disruption experienced in illness, patients run to the healing powers of telling their story. The act of assigning meaning to specific events in an illness process has been shown to have healing effects.2 In particular, metaphors "enable people to recreate a sense of continuity, … [providing] a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Backwards Medicine: Female Atavism, Whiteness, and the Medical Profession
           in "The Pineal Eye"
    • Abstract: In the late nineteenth-century United States, atavism was a concept that inspired the public imagination, referred to in scientific journals and popular press alike as a condition to inspire fear and encourage the population to watch their behavior carefully to avoid a kind of evolutionary reversion. Atavism was commonly linked to degeneration and regression and, as "biological reversion," was tied to evolutionary theory. It was particularly promoted by racial scientists such as Louis Agassiz, Samuel Morton, and Josiah Nott and George Gliddon.1 Atavistic tendencies were usually claimed to appear as primitive, animalistic features on the human body, such as a sloping brow or excessive hair, but could also be ... Read More
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  • The Medicinal Rod: Slave Health and Redhibition Law in George Washington
           Cable's The Grandissimes
    • Abstract: The languages of medicine and law flit throughout The Grandissimes, George Washington Cable's 1880 novel.1 Set in 1803 during Louisiana's transfer from French to American rule, the novel chronicles the extended Grandissime family's exploits from the perspective of Joseph Frowenfeld, a recent immigrant to New Orleans. A subplot of the novel, however, tells of Bras Coupé, a rebellious slave whose Maroon-like activities lead to his torture and death at the hands of Louisiana authorities.2 Cable scholars have devoted much attention to the cross-racial implications of this subplot. Robert Allen Alexander, Jr. claims that: "Similar to the flying Africans of African-American folklore, Bras Coupé circumvents American ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "In Utter Fearlessness of the Reigning Disease": Imagined Immunities and
           the Outbreak Narratives of Charles Brockden Brown
    • Abstract: In the fall of 1798, having noted that a "fatal pest has encompassed us and entered our own doors," aspiring novelist Charles Brockden Brown lost his close friend—the poet and physician Elihu Hubbard Smith—to a growing yellow fever epidemic in New York. A similar outbreak had plagued the city only three years prior, and the most devastating of these epidemics had driven Brown from his Philadelphia home in 1793. Having arranged for the burial of his friend, he departed from this "pestilential, desolate, and sultry city" and took up residence with the playwright William Dunlap in New Jersey. A month later, he began writing Ormond; or, The Secret Witness.1 A sprawling narrative of conspiracy and contagion, Ormond was ... Read More
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  • Alternative Medicine: Contagion and Cure in Karel Čapek's The White
           Plague
    • Abstract: When critics have turned their attention to the plays of the Czech writer Karel Èapek, interest has often focused on the inhuman figures he presents, such as the butterflies and beetles in The Insect Play (Ze Života hmyzu, 1921, co-written with his brother Josef) or the automata of R.U.R. (1920), which introduced the term "robot" to the international lexicon. Yet, Èapek wrote about men and women, too, and never more compellingly than in Bílá Nemoc, variously translated as The White Plague, The White Disease, or The White Scourge, which premiered in Prague on New Year's Day, 1937.What little notice the play has attracted has situated it as a prescient critique of militarization. However, The White Plague, with its ... Read More
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  • "All in the Day's Work": Cold War Doctoring and Its Discontents in William
           Burroughs's Naked Lunch
    • Abstract: The Man has a branch office in each of our brains, his corporate emblem is a white albatross, each local rep has a cover known as the Ego, and their mission in this world is Bad Shit.William S. Burroughs's Naked Lunch (1959) is a mythological text, a cultural heritage that circulates socially and produces material effects without needing to be recognized in its actuality—without needing, that is, to be read. The very title conjures scenes of countercultural avant-garde low art, subversive precisely through its filthiness, an icon against which the idealized 1950s White Suburban Family archetype finds its definition, the abjection that establishes normativity. With regard to the book as a trope, Oliver Harris argues ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Life in the Year 6000 by Santiago Ramón y Cajal: A Translation of an
           Unpublished "Vacation Story"
    • Abstract: Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was a Spanish artist, neuroscientist, and histologist. His discovery of growth cones in neuronal development was groundbreaking, while his theory of the "neuron doctrine," for which he won a Nobel Prize in 1906, provides the definitive foundation of our current understanding of the nervous system. He founded what is now known as the Cajal Institute, which is the largest neuroscience research center in Spain. His contributions in science are invaluable; his literary works are intriguing.In 2006, Laura Otis provided the first English translation of five short stories written by Cajal. These stories, originally published in 1905 by Cajal under the pseudonym "Dr. Bacteria," are called ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Writing Oneself Back In: Narratives of Care, Grief, and Loss
    • Abstract: Each of these two extraordinary books has illness or disability as its primary focus, yet to call either one an illness narrative would reduce its accomplishment. Each book hinges on the author's ability to evoke suffering, but the medical aspects of this suffering—specifically interactions with health care institutions and workers—are background to each book's real interest. "Crying, and screaming, and raging against pain are signs of language undone," writes Christina Crosby (31). Each of these books attempts to recreate a viable language after language has been undone, and thus to recreate a viable self where selfhood was undone. Crosby writes that "living in extremis can clarify what is often obscure, in this ... Read More
      PubDate: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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