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Lovesickness and Gender in Early Modern English Literature
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Introduction: Sweet Poison 1: 'My Love is as a Fever': Medical Constructions of Desire in Early Modern England 2: 'A Thirsty Womb': Lovesickness, Green Sickness, Hysteria, and Uterine Fury 3: Beyond Ophelia: The Anatomy of Female Melancholy 4: Lovesickness and Neoplatonism 5: 'Griefs Will Have their Vent': Physical and Psychological Remedies for Lovesickness 6: Menstruation, Misogyny, and the Cure for Love Bibliography Index

About the Author

Lesel Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Bristol.

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an important contribution to the flourishing field of the history of emotions * Katharine Craik, Times Literary Supplement *

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