About the Author
Larry Duffy has taught French language, culture and literature in universities in Ireland, Australia and the UK, where he is currently Lecturer in French at the University of Kent. He is the author of numerous journal articles about the nineteenth-century encounter between literature, science and medicine.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Knowledge, Incorporated PART I : FLAUBERT AND PROFESSIONAL INCORPORATIONS 1. Madame Bovary and the Incorporation of Pharmacy 2. Medical and Literary Discourses of Disciplinary Struggle and Regulation PART II: FLAUBERT, LE CORPS REDRESSÉ 3. Diagnosing the Aveugle, Correcting the Body: Ophthalmia and Orthopaedics 4. Correcting the Aveugle: Monstrosity, Aliénisme and the Haunting of the Social Body PART III: ZOLA: PROFESSIONAL, PATHOLOGICAL AND THEARAPEUTIC INCORPORATIONS 5. La Bête humaine and the Incorporation of Psychiatry: du monstre lombrosien à l'anormal zolien, de la mécanique à la thermodynamique 6. Textual Healing: Le Docteur Pascal's Incorporation of Hypodermic Therapy Conclusion: Taxonomy, Taxidermy and l'esthétique naturaliste Bibliography Index
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'Duffy breaks new ground in this major study by offering a rich analysis of the incorporation of an impressive range of contemporary extraliterary discourses into the writings of Flaubert and Zola, two of the nineteenth century's most influential writers. Moving beyond understandings of incorporation that focus on sexuality, he attentively probes, through a series of close readings and intertextual and theoretical engagements, the ways in which disciplinary knowledge is represented in the powerful metaphor of the physiological body in need of treatment and correction. The book makes a high-quality, imaginative contribution, not merely to the discipline of French studies but, in-keeping with its desire to break down discursive boundaries, to scholarship on the interfaces between literary, medical and scientific discourses, the documentary culture of nineteenth-century France, and the dynamics of archive and documentary fiction.' - Dr Steven Wilson, School of Modern Languages, Queen's University Belfast