restricted access   Volume 32, Number 1, Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Topic cluster: Medical Case Histories as Genre

Monika Class, Guest Editor

Medical Case Histories as Genre

Introduction: Medical Case Histories as Genre: New Approaches

pp. vii-xvi

The Medical Case Narrative: Distant Reading of an Epistemic Genre

pp. 1-23

Telling Cases: Writing against Genre in Medicine and Literature

pp. 24-45

K. P. Moritz’s Case Poetics: Aesthetic Autonomy Reconsidered

pp. 46-73

Urban Observation and Sentiment in James Parkinson’s Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817)

pp. 74-104

“Let Me Die in Your House”: Cardiac Distress and Sympathy in Nineteenth-Century British Medicine

pp. 105-132

General Contributions

Representing Chronic Disorders of Consciousness: The Problem of Voice in Allende’s Paula

pp. 133-147

“If They Smile He Will Flourish”: Mothers, Doctors, and Nineteenth-Century Children’s Literature

pp. 148-168

“The Game is the Double Game”: Medical Discourse in Tennessee Williams’s The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond

pp. 169-192

“The Intimate Language of Friendship with Men”: Same-Sex Attraction in the Civil War Fiction of S. Weir Mitchell

pp. 193-217


S. Weir Mitchell, 1829–1914: Philadelphia’s Literary Physician by Nancy Cervetti (review)

pp. 218-221

The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human by Jonathan Gottschall (review)

pp. 221-223

Medical Visions: Producing the Patient through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies by Kirsten Ostherr (review)

pp. 224-227

Illness as Narrative by Ann Jurecic (review)

pp. 227-233


pp. 234-236