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Forms of health in John Clare's poetics

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This thesis is the first sustained study of the poet John Clare and his relationship to health. It considers health as an under-explored physical and mental state evoked across his poetry and prose that has heretofore been overshadowed by a critical preoccupation with his supposed madness. Under the banner of the Medical Humanities, I angle a critical lens on Clare and health beyond biographical readings of his mental deterioration and onto his written responses to the medical, cultural,...

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HUMS
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English Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2017-07-07

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