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Roberts, JP
Languages: English
Types: Doctoral thesis
This thesis focuses on the body in political debate during the Romantic period. My original \ud contribution to knowledge is an analysis of a corpus of periodical writing in intense detail, \ud and I track the way in which periodical writing utilises a medical vocabulary and the reasons \ud for this appropriation. I identify the key concern of each popular periodical, and reveal the \ud way in which the editors attempt to achieve their goal by using language borrowed from \ud medical discourse. I also uncover the ways in which periodical writing influenced medicine, \ud by outlining how medical practice was politicised by social and cultural demands. Political \ud essays and letters are the main focus of the thesis, but I also analyse poetry included in the \ud periodical press, paying attention to formal attributes such as article placement. Illustration \ud and marginalia are also considered. I argue that political, social, and cultural agendas shaped \ud the direction in which medical discourse moved. Periodicals have been selected as my \ud primary texts due to their immediacy and highly political nature, and I have selected titles \ud that were prominent in both the literary and political spheres. I conclude that the body \ud becomes a site of political contention in the Romantic period, and is used as an allegory in \ud discussions of systems, power, and resistance.
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