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Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy:
The Case of Nanette Leroux
Jan Goldstein

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations vii
Preface ix

Part One: HYSTERIA COMPLICATED BY ECSTASY
Sexuality, Time, and Commodities in the Malady of Nanette Leroux

Chapter 1: PRELIMINARIES 3
The Authors of the Case: An Inbuilt Polyphony 6
The Plot Summary 11
Chapter 2: CONTEXTS 18
Contexts: What They Do for the Reader, and
How Many Are Enough 18
Savoy: Old Regime, Revolution, and Piedmontese
Restoration 20
The Spa: A Characteristically Nineteenth-Century Setting 35
Commodities and Consumer Culture 42
Diagnostics: Catalepsy and Hysteria circa 1820 46
Medicine and Science as Public Spectacle 56
The Local Scientifi c Public Sphere 64
Scientifi c Networks, or How Despine Found Bertrand 65
Religion in Savoy and in the Leroux Case 69
Defi ant Women: Despine's Chagrins Domestiques 73

Chapter 3: MAKING SENSE OF THE CASE 83
The Authors’ Understanding of the Case 83
A Twenty-First-Century Interpretation of the Case 94
Chapter 4: TEXTUAL MATTERS 128
Nanette Leroux or "Nanette Leroux": The Issue of Pseudonyms 128
Palimpsest and Polyphony: The State of the Manuscript 129
Choosing a Text for Translation 133

Part Two: THE TEXT OF THE CASE HISTORY OBSERVATIONS OF NANETTE LEROUX
Hysteria Complicated by Ecstasy 137
Appendix On the Compatibility of Foucauldian and Freudian Approaches 201
Notes 205
Index 239

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