Davina Höll: Das Gespenst der Pandemie

Politik und Poetik der Cholera in der Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts.

MPh 16
14 x 20,8 cm.
ISBN 978-3-7728-2803-4
Single price:
€ 68.–
eISBN 978-37728-3471-4
€ 68.–

At the interface of literary studies and medical history, Davina Höll shows how the traumatic epidemic experience of cholera, leading disease of the 19th century, found its way into contemporary literature. Exploring the epi- and pandemic state of emergency as an example, she demonstrates how closely scientific, political, social, and cultural discourses are interwoven and which role art and literature play in these processes of exchange, especially in times of crisis. The study, examining texts by Mark Twain, Heinrich Heine und George Eliot among others, is a plea for inter-and transdisciplinary thinking and research.

Ms. Höll’s introduction was translated in the prestigious Journal of Transnational American Studies: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/2766x0ch

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