Out now – New Issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Out now – New Issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

The new issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century is now available at http://19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19/index

This issue of 19, guest edited by Joanna Bourke,  Louise Hide, and Carmen Mangion, examines the meaning of pain – for sufferers, physicians, and other witnesses – in the nineteenth century. Articles by social and cultural historians, and by literary scholars, discuss the implications of shifting discourses in personal narratives, in religious communities, and in philosophical, medical, and psychiatric texts. Analysing  language in the diverse theories of the period, this issue extends and deepens our understanding of the complex interaction between the body, mind, and  culture in order to gain insight into the ever-changing subjective experience of pain.


Louise Hide, Joanna Bourke, Carmen Mangion: ‘Perspectives on Pain: Introduction’

Joanna Bourke: ‘The Sensible and Insensible Body: A Visual Essay’

Jeremy Davies: ‘The Fire-Raisers: Bentham and Torture’

Carmen Mangion: ‘”Why, would you have me live upon a gridiron?”: Pain, Identity, and Emotional Communities in Nineteenth-Century English Convent Culture’

Daniel Goldberg: ‘Pain Without Lesion: Debate Among American Neurologists, 1850-1900’

Rob Boddice: ‘Species of Compassion: Aesthetics, Anaesthetics, and Pain in the Physiological Laboratory’

Mary Wilson Carpenter: ‘The Patient’s Pain in Her Own Words: Margaret Mathewson’s “Sketch of Eight Months, a Patient, in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, A.D. 1877″‘

Sarah Chaney: ‘Anaesthetic Bodies and the Absence of Feeling: Pain and Self-Mutilation in Later Nineteenth-Century Psychiatry’

Louise Hide: ‘Making Sense of Pain: Delusions, Syphilis, and Somatic Pain in London County Council Asylums, c. 1900’



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