Bedrich Smetana--a pathography
on the 180th anniversary of his birth and 120th anniversary of his death.
Part 2, "Performing Patients," includes: Emma Brodzinski, "The Patient Performer: Embodied Pathography
in Contemporary Productions" (85-98); Brian Lobel, "Fun with Cancer Patients: The Affect of Cancer" (99-114); P.
The illness narrative or pathography
of polio, according to Marc Shell's Polio and its Aftermath, had its origins in nineteenth-century Quebec.
The Viral Network: A Pathography
of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
Slater E & Meyer A (1959) Contribution to a pathography
of the musicians: Robert Schumann.
As MacDonald suggests, we can view the novel "as a pathography
, where the illness of those cared for is given testimony, with the reader acting as witness to trauma and loss" (2007: 76).
While I can appreciate that its author Julie Leavitt Wolfe didn't start out with the goal of creating a model pathography
, that is what has been delivered and the "sibs" world is better for it.
This analysis can suggest that Geza Csath was a man with more serious self-disorders, but I didn't intend to prove that; contemporary psychobiography avoids the ways of pathography
In comparing features of the two works, one can see that residual elements of the 19th-century pathography
are visible in the characters of each, but surprisingly, it is perhaps not Proust's novel which reads, in this particular context, as more modern.
In the following, I tease out implications of "The Scientific Doctor" that point beyond Lawrence's private pathography
, assuming that Lawrence's writings about illness and health engage in public controversy as much as they enact a private ritual.
Coupland, however, is particularly interested in brain science, and even argues for a new form of biography "in which the biographer mixes historical circumstances with forensic medical diagnosis to create what might be called a pathography
is Joyce Carol Oates's term for a biography that emphasizes "the sensational underside of its subject's life.