“The Many in the One, the One in Many; All is not Some, nor Some the same as Any”: Unity, disunity and medical practice(s) in George Eliot's Middlemarch.

Alice, Fauré (2018) “The Many in the One, the One in Many; All is not Some, nor Some the same as Any”: Unity, disunity and medical practice(s) in George Eliot's Middlemarch. [Mémoire]

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Item Type: Mémoire
Creators: Alice, Fauré
Directeur de recherche: Talairach-Vielmas, Laurence
Divisions: UFR Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Etrangères > Département Etudes du Monde Anglophone (DEMA)
Diplôme: M2 Etudes anglophones
Subjects: ARTS-LETTRES-LANGUES-PHILOSOPHIE > Langues > Anglais
Uncontrolled Keywords: Middlemarch, George Eliot, web, medicine, society, reform, Auguste Comte, positivism, organicism
Abstract: The inspiration for George Eliot's masterpiece, Middlemarch, came from her friend, Richard Harrison, who prompted her to write a novel in which a physician would herald a new age by bringing reform to a conservative town. The medical context of the novel is thus our starting point in our study. We will analyse this context and the influence of medical discoveries on the perception of society as an organism, an analogy largely developed by Auguste Comte. This focus will enable us to show that through his failure to bring change to Middlemarch, Tertius Lydgate, Eliot's physician hero, actually succeeds in showing the readers how society is structured, and how it functions.
URI: http://dante.univ-tlse2.fr/id/eprint/6261