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

dc.contributor.authorHsing-chun Chouen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-27T15:39:51Z
dc.date.available2014-10-27T15:39:51Z
dc.date.issued2011-09-??zh_TW
dc.description.abstractOne’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.identifier5CBE2D66-9E32-8E0A-A1F3-FA423C09B143zh_TW
dc.identifier.urihttp://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.publisherDepartment of English, NTNUen_US
dc.relation37(2),187-216zh_TW
dc.relation.ispartof同心圓:文學與文化研究zh_tw
dc.subject.otherUlyssesen_US
dc.subject.otherGerty MacDowellen_US
dc.subject.otherappetiteen_US
dc.subject.otheranorexia nervosaen_US
dc.subject.otherfastingen_US
dc.subject.otherfemininityen_US
dc.title“The Appetite as Voice”: Gerty, Food, and Anorexiazh-tw

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