The Female Patient: American Women Writers Narrating Medicine and Psychology 1890-1930 considers how American women writers, including Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Zelda Fitzgerald, Sarah Orne Jewett, Edith Wharton, and Gertrude Stein, use the novel form to examine medical culture during and after the turn of the 20th century. These authors insert the viewpoint of the woman patient, I argue, to expose problematics of gendered medical relationships and women’s roles in medicine, as well as the complexities of the pre-Freudian medical environment.
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- English Literature
- Women patients
- Medicine in literature
- Psychology in literature
- American literature--Women authors--History and criticism.
- American Literature
- American literature--19th century--History and criticism.
- American literature--20th century--History and criticism.
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-261)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: English