Neera's refiguring of hysteria as nervosismo in Teresa (1886) and L'Indomani (1890)

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Abstract

In this article I argue that Neera represents her protagonists’ experiences of psychosomatic symptoms as nervosismo rather than hysteria, thus seeking to counter and readdress notions of female sexuality and eroticism as threatening and unfathomable in the collective consciousness.
LanguageEnglish
Pages101-122
Number of pages22
JournalItalianist
Volume30
Issue numbersupplement 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

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Keywords

  • neera
  • refiguring
  • hysteria
  • nervosismo
  • Teresa
  • l'Indomani
  • women writers

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