Unhealthy Environments: Decadence and Disease in the 1890s

Nicolette Gable

The College of William and Mary

Nicolette Gable received her PhD from William and Mary in American Studies. She teaches at William and Mary and The University of Mary Washington. Her research interests are at the intersection of cultural history, sexuality studies, and science studies. She has been published in The Journal of Gender Studies. She is working on a book project on disease and love in the nineteenth century. 


This paper will use the concept of environment to engage the debates over degeneration in the late nineteenth century as they related to the cultural and literary health of the nation. Specifically, it will use the American... [ view full abstract ]


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