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Victorian Demons: Medicine, Masculinity & the Gothic at the fin-de-siecle

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Victorian Demons provides the first extensive exploration of largely middle-class masculinities in crisis at the fin de siècle. It analyzes how ostensibly controlling models of masculinity became demonized in a variety of literary and medical contexts, revealing the period to be much more ideologically complex than has hitherto been understood. Andrew Smith demonstrates ho ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 4th 2004 by Manchester University Press
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A good book, especially in its discussion of Jack the Ripper, Oscar Wilde, and the Elephant Man and how they each relate to fin de siecle culture.
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Professor of English Studies, Head of English and Modern Languages and Co-Director of the Research Centre for Literature, Arts, and Science at the University of Glamorgan.

"My research interests are in Gothic literature, literature and science, nineteenth century literature, and critical theory. I have published widely in these areas and have given conference papers on related topics in the UK and
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