Medical Authority, (pseudo)Science and the Explained Supernatural in Late Victorian Female Gothic Fiction
Mary Elizabeth Braddon’s short story ‘Good Lady Ducayne’ and Florence Marryat’s novel The Blood of the Vampire were published at much the same time as Bram Stoker’s best-selling Dracula. But these “vampire” stories do not feature the kind of blood-sucking fiend we may expect. Instead they offer alternative visions of vampirism which lead to a questioning of “expert” medical authority, doctor-patient power relations, and the efficacy of modern medical science
Date: 22 February 2017, 17:30 (Wednesday, 6th week, Hilary 2017)
Venue: St Anne's College, Woodstock Road OX2 6HS
Venue Details: Seminar Room 3
Speaker: Dr Helena Ifill (University of Sheffield)
Organising department: Faculty of English Language and Literature
Organiser: Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford)
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Part of: Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
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Audience: Public
Editor: Alyson Slade