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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 703363–397 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.3.363
Published: 01 December 2015
...Melissa J. Ganz Melissa J. Ganz, “Carrying On Like a Madman: Insanity and Responsibility in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde ” (pp. 363–397) This essay reads Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) alongside medico-legal debates about the nature and scope of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 633321–345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.63.3.321
Published: 01 December 2008
... inseparable from the structural ““unity of effect,”” and the tale may react or respond to the cultural context in a certain way. In Poe's ““The Tell-Tale Heart”” we can see a characteristic interaction among a structurally unified dramatic irony, an implicit moral, and the historical ““insanity defense...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742199–223 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.199
Published: 01 September 2019
... Napo- leon if we regard him as a man of shrewdness, reflection, and calculation only. The most prominent feature of his character is a wild, irregular, romanesque imagination which often overrides all his reasoning and reflective faculties, and spurs him on to actions and attempts which seem insane if...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2008; 6311–40 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2008.63.1.1
Published: 01 June 2008
...Susan Walsh In Charles Reade's underread sensation novel Hard Cash (1863), the hero is imprisoned in an insane asylum so that his father's fiscal crimes may remain concealed. The exposéé of asylum abuse that follows this development, together with Reade's fierce critique of how committal laws may...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2004; 59127–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2004.59.1.27
Published: 01 June 2004
... insane search for moral signification exemplified by characters such as Ethan Brand, Roderick Elliston, and the Minister Hooper. 2004 by The Regents of the University of California 27 Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 27 52. ISSN: 0891-9356. © 2004 by The Re- gents of the University...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 714457–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.71.4.457
Published: 01 March 2017
..., Athenaeum, p. 350).17 The driving force of the plot is the Count de Mara s desire for teenaged Madeline and her love for him, and both are familiar characters: he the amoral seducer who achieves deathbed redemption, she the romantic heroine whose hyper-sensibility drives her to insanity and death. However...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713343–368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.343
Published: 01 December 2016
... and intellect, or on any other than that of national insanity. Once more we say, What must be the end The Taxes p. 500). Nobody likes paying taxes, but an insane hostility toward them only darkens the political landscape. 16 [David Robinson], Sir H. Parnell on Financial Reform Blackwood s...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713369–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.369
Published: 01 December 2016
... with symptoms similar to Latimer s in his treatise On Obscure Diseases of the Brain (1860). Although Win- slow s advocacy for the insane attracted controversy, his treatise went through four English and two American editions. 26 In October 1853, writing to Charles Bray (who had introduced her to...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 7111–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.1.1
Published: 01 June 2016
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 704556–558 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.70.4.556
Published: 01 March 2016
... George Lippard s The Quaker City 65 Carens, Timothy L. Idolatrous Reading: Subversive Fantasy and Domestic Ideology 238 Emerson, D. Berton. George Lippard s The Quaker City: Disjointed Text, Dismembered Bodies, Regenerated Democracy 102 Ganz, Melissa J. Carrying On Like a Madman: Insanity and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 702165–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.2.165
Published: 01 September 2015
... their selfishness, arguing that Catherine is pathologically egotistical because of her long- standing insanity, and, further, that Heathcliff secures a Faust- ian pact to exact his selfish revenge.9 All these critics unite behind the assumption that Bronte¨ attaches a negative valence to selfishness...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 70136–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.36
Published: 01 June 2015
... after his lawyers argued that he had been temporarily insane and had taken justifiable retribution against his sister s seducer. Mercer, regarded by many as a defender of a sister s virtue, became something of a local hero. On the day of his acquittal, he was surrounded by cheering supporters. In The...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 7011–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.1.1
Published: 01 June 2015
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 694567–569 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.69.4.567
Published: 01 March 2015
...). Another project, Pentecostal Mod- ernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and Social Gospel, cowritten with Philip Barnard, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury Academic. Nathan Wolff , Assistant Professor of English at Tufts University, is the author of Emotional Insanity, Cynical Reason, and The Gilded Age which...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 69126–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.26
Published: 01 June 2014
... the walking wounded: acknowledging his own hypos (p. 3), Ishmael insistently cat- alogs the various mental and bodily differences of those around him, including the ship s cook with his problematic knee- pans (p. 53), the alcoholism of the Pequod s blacksmith, and the alleged insanity of...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 69156–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.56
Published: 01 June 2014
..., suffers from insanity that has left her unable to perceive her impoverished present. Convinced that she lives in grandeur, Miss Chauncey s deluded formal demeanor jars against the reality of her shabby home, wilted garden, and disintegrated mind. In both stories, a fenced garden is a representation of the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2014; 69192–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2014.69.1.92
Published: 01 June 2014
... Collegiate Training of Women Medical Record: A Weekly Journal of Medicine and Surgery, 66 (1904), 17; and Robert B. Sellers, The Cause of Insanity in Women Texas State Journal of Medicine, 3 (1908), 304. 21 [William] Withers Moore, The Higher Education of Women British Medical Association, 54th Annual...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2013; 683363–395 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2013.68.3.363
Published: 01 December 2013
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 673312–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.3.312
Published: 01 December 2012
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2012; 6711–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2012.67.1.1
Published: 01 June 2012
... Place, this seems . . . the very height of folly [. It] would be insanity . . . to provoke persecution simply from a desire to hear your own sweet voice17 For Vincent, I would argue, publishing in the radical press was not a solipsistic act, but rather, as he wrote to Place elsewhere, an attempt to...