Mourning masculinities: death, Dickens, and pathological melancholia

Goodman, H (2015) Mourning masculinities: death, Dickens, and pathological melancholia. In: British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) Annual Conference: Victorian Age(s), 27 - 29 August 2015, Leeds Trinity University, UK.

Abstract

As Mr Dombey contemplates the prospect of his wife's death, following the birth of his son and heir, Dickens notes that 'he certainly had a sense within him, that if his wife should sicken and decay, he would be very sorry, and that he would find a something gone from among his plate and furniture, and other household possessions, which was well worth the having, and could not be lost without sincere regret. Though it would be a cool, business-like, gentlemanly, self-possessed regret, no doubt.'...

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Charles Dickens, grief, Freud, melancholia, bereavement, mourning, Dombey and Son, Victorian culture, Bethlem Hospital
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
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