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8. Madness and Hysteria
About this Lecture
This module explores gender inequality in the novel through the concepts of madness and hysteria – focusing in particular on Cathy’s delirium in Chapter 12.
In this course we look at several aspects of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. In the first six sections, we focus on Romanticism and what it means to call Heathcliff a Romantic hero. In second six sections, we focus on individual themes in the novel, including the concepts of alienation, madness and hysteria, town and country, nostalgia, and the Gothic.
Alfie Bown is Lecturer in Digital Media Culture and Technology at Royal Holloway, University of London. His principle research interests are in psychoanalysis, digital media, critical theory and videogames, though he has also published in nineteenth-century studies, film studies and medieval studies. He is author of The Playstation Dreamworld (2017) and In the Event of Laughter (2018) among other things. His most recent book is an edited collection of essays entitled Post-Memes: Seizing the Memes of Production (2019).
Cite this Lecture
Bown, A. (2018, August 15). Bronte: Wuthering Heights - Madness and Hysteria [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://www.massolit.io/courses/bronte-wuthering-heights/madness-and-hysteria
Bown, Alfie. "Bronte: Wuthering Heights – Madness and Hysteria." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 15 Aug 2018, https://www.massolit.io/courses/bronte-wuthering-heights/madness-and-hysteria