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n De Arte - Putting on appearances : mimetic representations of hysteria : research

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Abstract

Hysteria is a 'disease' - or more aptly a dis-ease - that manifests exclusively through visual appearances and images and is reproduced in imitations and representations. Since its aetiology is fantasmatic, hysteria has no anatomical or corporeal basis. As a result, the condition can be described as a simulacrum of symptoms, where one symptom refers to another without constituting an apparent link to a bodily referent.

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2004-01-01
2016-12-06
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