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  • Imagining Monsters Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth Century England
  • Dennis Todd
  • English
  • 10 October 2020
  • 9780226805566

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review Imagining Monsters Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth Century England Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB In 1726 an illiterate woman from Surrey named Mary Toft announced that she had given birth to seventeen rabbits Deceiving respected physicians and citizens alike she created a hoax that held England spellbound for months In Imagining Monsters Dennis Todd tells the story of this bizarre incident and shows how it illuminates eighteenth century beliefs about the power of imagination and the problems of personal identityMary Toft's outrageous claim was accepted because of a common belief that the imagination of a p. She's PositiveAn Unexpected Clue rabbits Deceiving Si Samin respected physicians and citizens alike she created a hoax that held England spellbound for months In Imagining Monsters Dennis Todd tells the story of this bizarre incident and shows how it illuminates eighteenth century beliefs about the power of imagination and the problems of personal identityMary Toft's outrageous claim was accepted because of a common belief that the imagination of a p.

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review Imagining Monsters Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth Century England Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Le coherent and autonomous Major works of Pope and Swift reveal that they too were concerned with these issues and Imagining Monsters provides detailed discussions of Gulliver's Travels and The Dunciad illustrating how these writers used images of monstrosity to explore the problematic nature of human identity It also includes a provocative analysis of Pope's later work that takes into account his physical deformity and his need to defend himself in a society that linked a deformed body with a deformed characte. Si Samin reveal that they too were concerned with these issues and Imagining Monsters provides detailed discussions of Gulliver's Travels and The Dunciad illustrating how these writers used images of monstrosity to explore the problematic nature of human identity It also includes a provocative analysis of Pope's later work that takes into account his physical deformity and his need to defend himself in a society that linked a deformed body with a deformed characte.

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review Imagining Monsters Miscreations of the Self in Eighteenth Century England Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB Regnant woman could deform her fetus creating a monster within her Drawing on largely unexamined material from medicine embryology philosophy and popular monster exhibitions Todd shows that such ideas about monstrous births expressed a fear central to scientific literary and philosophical thinking that the imagination could transgress the barrier between mind and bodyIn his analysis of the Toft case Todd exposes deep anxieties about the threat this transgressive imagination posed to the idea of the self as stab.