The Clinical Novel: Phrenology and Villette

Dames, Nicholas
March 1996
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring96, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p367
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Discusses the development of the clinical novel in the 19th century and the phrenological portraits in novels. Clinical project of phrenology and physiognomy; Analysis of Charlotte Bronte's `Villette', a novel with clinical epistemology and phrenological assumptions.


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