Kari Nixon
Scholar of Medical Humanities and Victorian Literature

syphilis

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Summary:

This edited collection covers the ways that syphilis—always a disease of the “other”—shaped modern understandings of the self against what it insisted it was not. Essays in the book cover literature, history, cartography, sociology, and modern-day attitudes toward sex workers.

Publication Info: Theorizing Syphilis and Subjectivity: From the Victorians to the Present, co-editor with Lorenzo Servitje. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.


Text-type Considered:

Maps, novels, structured interviews


Texts included:

various


Conceptual Influences:

various

 

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