Narrating Hysteria: Caleb Williams and the Cultural History of Nerves

Logan, Peter Melville
January 1996
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter96, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p206
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on William Godwin's fictitious character Caleb Williams, where it uses the nervous body of the narrator to naturalize social criticism. Signs of the nervous body; Assumptions about nerves as a mechanical entity; Opening sentences of Caleb; Gender representations.


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