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dc.contributor.authorChavaroche, Ophelie
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-03T19:27:18Z
dc.date.available2019-12-18T07:01:53Z
dc.date.issued2017-12-30
dc.identifier.otherChavaroche_cornellgrad_0058F_10610
dc.identifier.otherhttp://dissertations.umi.com/cornellgrad:10610
dc.identifier.otherbibid: 10474143
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59040
dc.description.abstractMy dissertation aims to reconstruct a genealogy of medical writing in the early modern period that foregrounds experiential knowledge and makes room for women as well as sick and non-normative bodies. In literary studies, it traces the trajectory of first-person narratives in medical writings and treatises as they move from iterations of self-care to demonstrations of self-fashioning. It also expands our understanding of early modern autobiographical writing beyond the borders of the literary canon by unearthing new archives of the self in medical discourse. In medical humanities, it refreshes the perspective on the establishment of medical authority by foregrounding rhetorical negotiations in rarely explored archives. In gender studies, it showcases women’s efforts to protect and maintain the uniqueness of fundamental practices such as touching and caring for pain. By paying close attention to a plurality of representations of experience-based medical knowledge, this project demonstrates the co-existence of various ethics of medicine and underlines how emerging male-midwives endeavored to appropriate traditionally female practices in order to rewrite them as male in their dominant discourse on the body.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectEuropean history
dc.subjectLiterature
dc.subjectAutobiography
dc.subjectChildbirth
dc.subjectEarly Modern
dc.subjectMedical
dc.subjectRhetoric
dc.subjectFrench literature
dc.subjectGender studies
dc.titleBodies of Knowledge: Experience, Narrative and Gender in Early Modern French Medicine
dc.typedissertation or thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineRomance Studies
thesis.degree.grantorCornell University
thesis.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.namePh. D., Romance Studies
dc.contributor.chairLong, Kathleen P.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVallois, Marie-Claire
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMann, Jenny C
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/59810
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/X4VX0DR5


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