Hysteria, trauma and melancholia: performative maladies in contemporary anglophone drama

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 289 pages
Hysteria, trauma and melancholia are not only powerful tropes in contemporary culture, they are also prominent in the theatre. As the first study in its field, Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia explores the characteristics and concerns of the Drama of Hysteria, Trauma and Melancholia through in-depth readings of representative plays.

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CHRISTINA WALD is Assistant Professor of English Literature at the University of Augsburg, Germany. She has co-edited a book on the rhetorical figure of repetition (Kippfiguren der Wiederholung, 2007) and published articles on contemporary and early modern drama, feminist and gender theory, and on filmic adaptations of Jane Austen's novels.

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