Hysteria repeating itself: Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the witch

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/229211
Title:
Hysteria repeating itself: Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the witch
Authors:
Wynne, Deborah
Abstract:
This article discusses Lois the witch, (Elizabeth Gaskell's fictional representation of the Salem witch trials) which was first published serially in Dickens's All The Year Round in 1859. This serialisation led to numerous conservative accounts in the periodical press of the role of the hysterical woman throughout history. In Lois, however, with its representation of mass hysteria, Gaskell refutes the widespread Victorian belief that hysteria is 'natural' for women - a symptom of their vulnerable bodies and minds.
Affiliation:
University College Chester
Citation:
Wynne, D. (2006). Hysteria Repeating Itself: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Lois the Witch’, Women’s Writing, 12(1), 85-97.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Women's Writing
Publication Date:
20-Dec-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/229211
DOI:
10.1080/09699080500200251
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09699080500200251
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article is not available through ChesterRep.
Series/Report no.:
Lois the witch; Elizabeth Gaskell; hysteria
ISSN:
0969-9082
EISSN:
1747-5848
Sponsors:
This article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.
Appears in Collections:
English

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dc.contributor.authorWynne, Deborahen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T16:24:43Zen
dc.date.available2012-06-15T16:24:43Zen
dc.date.issued2006-12-20en
dc.identifier.citationWynne, D. (2006). Hysteria Repeating Itself: Elizabeth Gaskell’s Lois the Witch’, Women’s Writing, 12(1), 85-97.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0969-9082en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09699080500200251en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/229211en
dc.descriptionThis article is not available through ChesterRep.en_GB
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses Lois the witch, (Elizabeth Gaskell's fictional representation of the Salem witch trials) which was first published serially in Dickens's All The Year Round in 1859. This serialisation led to numerous conservative accounts in the periodical press of the role of the hysterical woman throughout history. In Lois, however, with its representation of mass hysteria, Gaskell refutes the widespread Victorian belief that hysteria is 'natural' for women - a symptom of their vulnerable bodies and minds.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis article was submitted to the RAE2008 for the University of Chester - English Language & Literature.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLois the witchen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesElizabeth Gaskellen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofserieshysteriaen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09699080500200251en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Women's Writingen_GB
dc.titleHysteria repeating itself: Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the witchen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1747-5848en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Chesteren_GB
dc.identifier.journalWomen's Writingen_GB
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