Female Physicians in American Literature

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Author: Margaret Jay Jessee

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Female Physicians in American Literature traces the woman physician character throughout her varying depictions in 19th-century literature, from her appearance in sensational fiction as an evil abortionist to her more well-known idyllic, feminine presence in novels of realism and regionalism. “Murderess,” “hag,” “She-Devil,” “the instrument of the very vilest crime known in the annals of hell”-these are just a few descriptions of women abortionists in popular 19th-century sensational fiction. In novels of regionalism, however, she is often depicted as moral, feminine, and self-sacrificing. This dichotomy, Jessee argues, reveals two opposing literary approaches to registering the national fears of all that both women and abortion evoke: the terrifying threats to white, masculine, Anglo-American male supremacy. show more

Additional information

Weight 358 g
Author

Margaret Jay Jessee

Publisher

Taylor & Francis Ltd

Binding

Hardback

ISBN-10

0367228432

Dimensions

216 x 138

Language

English

Country of Pub

United Kingdom

Book Condition

New

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