The essays in this collection examine women in diverse roles; mother, socialite, prostitute, celebrity, medical practitioner and patient. The wide range of commentators allows a diverse picture of women’s health in this period.
Table of Contents
1. Sensibility and Good Health in Charlotte Smith's Ethelinde 2. Amazonian Fashions: Lady Delacour's (Re)Dress in Maria Edgeworth's Belinda 3. Transforming the Body Politic: Food Reform and Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Britain 4 Stagnation of Air and Mind: Picturing Trauma and Miasma in Charlotte Bronte's Villette 5. The Iconography of Anorexia Nervosa in the Long Nineteenth Century 6. Kate Marsden's Leper Project: On Sledge and Horseback with an Outcast Missionary Nurse 7. Constructs of Female Insanity at the Fin de Siecle: The Lawn Hospital, Lincoln, 1882-1902 8. The Fitness of the Female Medical Student, 1895-1910 9. Unstable Adolescence/Unstable Literature? Managing British Girls' Health around 1900
Ji Won Chung is a Ph.D Candidate in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick.