Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction

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Index
Abrams, M. H., 26
Addison, Joseph, 2, 5
Aesthetic: as artistic theory, xx, 10, 25-27, 68, 146; as artistic theory in Burke, 1, 57, 66, 69, 128; as artistic theory in Byron, 136, 139, 142, 144; as artistic theory in Godwin, 119; as artistic theory in Lewis, 134, 135; as artistic theory in Paine, 69; as artistic theory in Radcliffe, 58; as artistic theory in Wordsworth, 57-58; definition of, 4-6, 17, 123, 124-25; as disembodiment, 3, 7, 19-20; in French Revolution, 21, 57, 128; as physical sensation, 4-6, 12, 19, 20-21, 27, 66, 69, 123, 124, 134; as shared sensation, 16-17, 19-20 (see also Sensibility; Sympathy); vs. anesthetic, 7, 20, 123-25, 128, 136, 140, 144-45
Albrecht, W. P., 154
Ancien régime, 12, 20-21, 63, 95, 122, 133, 137; vs. nouveau régime, 63, 121. See also Aristocracy
Anderson, Howard, 163
Anesthesia, anesthetic, 20, 124-25, 135; development of, 7, 124-25, 163; in Byron, 136, 137, 140-45; in Burke, 128-29, 130- 31; in Lewis, 129-35, 136. See also Aesthetic, vs. anesthetic
Antoinette, Marie, 22, 24, 65, 67, 72, 120, 129
Aristocracy: class implications for pain, 44, 132-36, 141, 143; as tyrant, 63, 66-67, 72-74, 87; as victim, 65-66, 70-71, 80, 83. See alsoAncien régime; Jacobinism, vs. anti-Jacobinism
Austen, Jane, 155
Averill, James H., 26, 153
Baillie, Matthew, 137
Barish, Jonas, 63
Barker-Benfield, G. J., 3, 12, 15, 28, 151
Baumgarten, Alexander, 4, 123
Beattie, James, 153
Beccaria, Cesare, 20, 96-101, 103-4, 106-7, 111, 115, 161
Beer, John, 5
Bell, Benjamin, 163
Bender, John, 26, 161
Benjamin, Walter, 1, 163
Bentham, Jeremy, 23, 97
Bewell, Alan, 48
Blackstone, Sir William, 97
Blake, William, xv-xvi, xxi, 20; America: A Prophecy, 23; Jerusalem, xviii; "Thel,"6
Body: aversion to, xvii, 52, 68, 76, 92, 156; fascination with, xiii, xvi, xvii, 19, 39-40, 45; in law, 7, 20, 55, 74, 94-104, 115-16, 117, 118, 120, 151, 160, 162; as limitation, xvi, 16, 18, 33-36, 41, 50-56, 90-91, 110- 11, 115-16, 117, 120, 134, 137, 138-39, 147, 156; in medicine, 7, 10-15, 121-25, 132-35, 143, 151, 152; mind/body division, xiii, xvi, 8, 9-12, 27, 28, 34, 36, 89- 91, 97, 99-100, 102, 103, 123, 136, 147, 162 (see also Descartes); in Moral Sense Philosophy, 15-20, 33, 41, 108; Politic, as metaphor, 14-19, 20-29, 43-45, 58, 119, 122-29, 133, 138, 144-45, 146, 162; represented as artwork, xx, 2, 92, 153; represented as artwork in Burke, 66; represented as artwork in Byron, 145; represented as artwork in Coleridge, 81; represented as artwork in Godwin, 108, 112-15, 161; represented as artwork in Radcliffe, 40, 59; represented as artwork in Wordsworth, 47, 56-57; sovereign vs. common, xiii-xiv, 22, 24, 65-67, 71-72, 122, 162; as spectacle, xvi-xvii, xviii, xx, 7, 22-23, 31, 53-55, 59, 61, 65-68, 72, 74, 76, 77-78, 81, 86, 90-91, 92-93, 103, 118, 119; in theory, xv, xvii, xx, 4, 8, 10, 34-36, 38, 49, 74, 142, 147-50 (see also Foucault; Freud; Scarry); in sympathy (see Moral

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • 1. Pain, Politics, and Romantic Sensibility 1
  • 2 - Imagining Pain 30
  • 3. Spectacular Pain: Politics and the Romantic Theatre 59
  • Intermezzo 92
  • 4. The Epistemology of the Tortured Body 94
  • 5. Aesthetics and Anesthetics at the Revolution 120
  • Conclusion 146
  • Notes 151
  • Works Cited 165
  • Index 175
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