“The Appetite as Voice”: Gerty, Food, and Anorexia

dc.contributor.author Hsing-chun Chou en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-27T15:39:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-27T15:39:51Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-?? zh_TW
dc.description.abstract One’s dietary habits are never simply an individual behavior, but rather a reflection of the interaction between self and sociocultural forces. In this respect, one’s dietary practices serve as a language to express one’s relationship with the outer world. A woman’s appetite is thus an important expression of her identity, which had been strictly regulated and controlled in the Victorian era. In Ulysses, Gerty’s attitudes toward food represent the pathological relationship between women and eating within the anorexic milieu of Victorian culture, a culture which associated femininity with parsimonious appetite, debility, and spirituality, hence contributing to the prevalence of anorexia nervosa as a female disorder in Victorian times. Gerty may not be a confirmed case of anorexia, but her dietary behavior reveals several symptoms of the disorder, which was related to both gender and class identity. Shaped by Victorian bourgeois culture, Gerty’s appetite suggests the widespread impact of anorexia nervosa on females. en_US
dc.identifier 5CBE2D66-9E32-8E0A-A1F3-FA423C09B143 zh_TW
dc.identifier.uri http://rportal.lib.ntnu.edu.tw/handle/20.500.12235/23383
dc.language 英文 zh_TW
dc.publisher 英語學系 zh_tw
dc.publisher Department of English, NTNU en_US
dc.relation 37(2),187-216 zh_TW
dc.relation.ispartof 同心圓:文學與文化研究 zh_tw
dc.subject.other Ulysses en_US
dc.subject.other Gerty MacDowell en_US
dc.subject.other appetite en_US
dc.subject.other anorexia nervosa en_US
dc.subject.other fasting en_US
dc.subject.other femininity en_US
dc.title “The Appetite as Voice”: Gerty, Food, and Anorexia zh-tw
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