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The madness of King Laugh: hysteria, popular medicine and masculinity in Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula'

Hughes, W (1998) 'The madness of King Laugh: hysteria, popular medicine and masculinity in Bram Stoker’s 'Dracula'.' In: Moody, N and Hallam, J, eds. Medical fictions. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, pp. 226-235. ISBN 0952787803

Abstract

Chapter part of published proceedings for the Association for Research in Popular Fictions Conference entitled 'Medical Fictions: The Body, The Profession and Dis-ease', which took place at John Moores University, Liverpool in November 1997.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
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Medical themes and concerns have been a relatively unacknowledged sub-genre of popular fiction, but they have been prevalent from the 1840s up until the explosion of medical narratives across media in the 1990s. Bestselling interest in medical matters, hospital and personal health stories has hidden itself within science fiction, melodrama, soap-opera, romance, comedy, popular science, thrillers, detective fiction, horror and advice columns

Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 11:17
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:30
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/6953
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