Hysteria, Trauma And Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama by C. WaldHysteria, Trauma And Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama by C. Wald

Hysteria, Trauma And Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone Drama

byC. Wald

Hardcover | October 11, 2007

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Hysteria, trauma and melancholia are not only powerful tropes in contemporary culture, they are also prominent in the theatre. As the first study in its field, Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia explores the characteristics and concerns of the Drama of Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia through in-depth readings of representative plays.
CHRISTINA WALD is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany. She has co-edited a book on the rhetorical figure of repetition (Kippfiguren der Wiederholung, 2007) and published articles on contemporary and early modern drama, feminist and gender theory, and on filmic adaptations of Jane Austen's n...
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Title:Hysteria, Trauma And Melancholia: Performative Maladies in Contemporary Anglophone DramaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:October 11, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230547125

ISBN - 13:9780230547124

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Acknowledgements * Introduction: Theatrical Performance, Gender Performativity, and The Drama of Performative Malady * PART I: THE DRAMA OF HYSTERIA * Hysteria: Theory and Theatre * Anna Furse: Augustine (Big Hysteria) (1991) * Kim Morrissey: Dora: A Case of Hysteria (1993) * Terry Johnson: Hysteria or Fragments of an Analysis of an Obsessional Neurosis (1993) * Hysteria as Performative Malady * PART II: TRAUMA DRAMA * Trauma Concepts, Trauma Culture * Victoria Hardie: Sleeping Nightie (1989) * Sarah Daniels: Beside Herself (1990) * Phyllis Nagy: Butterfly Kiss (1994) * Claire Dowie: Easy Access (for the Boys) (1998) * Trauma as Performative Malady * PART III: THE DRAMA OF MELANCHOLIA * Concepts of Melancholia: From Black Bile to Melancholic Incarnation * David Auburn: Proof (2000) * Marina Carr: Portia Coughlan (1996) * Sarah Kane: Cleansed (1998) * Melancholia as Performative Malady * Conclusion: The Drama of Performative Malady * Notes * Works Cited * Index