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We seem to be living in hysterical times. A simple Google search reveals the sheer bottomless well of “hysterical” discussions on diverse topics such as the #metoo movement, Trumpianism, border wars, Brexit, transgender liberation, Black Lives Matter, COVID-19, and climate change, to name only a few. Against the backdrop of such recent deployments of hysteria in popular discourse––particularly as they emerge in times of material and hermeneutic crisis––Performing Hysteria re-engages the notion of “hysteria”. Performing Hysteria rigorously mines late 20th- and early 21st-century (primarily visual) culture for signs of hysteria. The various essays in this volume contribute to the multilayered and complex discussions that surround and foster this resurgent interest in hysteria––covering such areas as art, literature, theatre, film, television, dance; crossing such disciplines as cultural studies, political science, philosophy, history, media, disability, race and ethnicity, and gender studies; and analysing stereotypical images and representations of the hysteric in relation to cultural sciences and media studies. Of particular importance is the volume's insistence on taking the intersection of hysteria and performance seriously.

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  1. Title
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Hystories Revisited: Hysterical Epidemics and Social Media
  2. Elaine Showalter
  3. pp. 27-40
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  1. Wandering Imaginations of Race and Hysteria: The Origins of the Hysterical Body in Psychoanalysis
  2. Sander L. Gilman
  3. pp. 41-60
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  1. Traumatic Dances of “the Non-Self”: Bodily Incoherence and the Hysterical Archive
  2. Jonathan W. Marshall
  3. pp. 61-86
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  1. The Phantom Erection: Freud’s Dora and Hysteria’s Unreadabilities
  2. Dominik Zechner
  3. pp. 87-104
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  1. “A Slight Hysterical Tendency”: Performing Diagnosis in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s
  2. Vivian Delchamps
  3. pp. 105-124
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  1. Hysteria Activism: Feminist Collectives for the Twenty-First Century
  2. Elke Krasny
  3. pp. 125-146
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  1. Delillo and Mass Hysteria
  2. Sean Metzger
  3. pp. 147-166
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  1. Hysteria in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Back to the “Image Factory” in Westworld
  2. Cecily Devereux
  3. pp. 167-188
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  1. #Metoo’s First Horror Film: Male Hysteria and the New Final Girl in 2018’s Revenge
  2. Tim Posada
  3. pp. 189-206
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  1. Hysterical Cure: Performing Disability in the Possession Film
  2. Johanna Braun
  3. pp. 207-232
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 233-256
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  1. Notes on the Contributors
  2. pp. 257-264
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663139
Related ISBN
9789462702110
MARC Record
OCLC
1196818435
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-05
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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