topophobia


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topophobia

Rare. an abnormal fear of certain places. — topophobe, n.
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In the theatre, topophobia is commonly known as what?
Frank's reading of Clarissa problematically foregrounds her role as a social signpost, a product of a "rigid and codified society," somewhat at the expense of her role as an individual woman who experiences the terror of rape, he notably identifies a topophobia in relation to Richardson's female protagonist that is perhaps best registered in Lovelace's declaration, "I was all her fear I found; and this house her terror" (57).
Thanatophobia, fear of death, is a biggie, but another common phobia is topophobia, extreme stage fright or fear of performing in public.