Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis and Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks: Exchanges between Scientific and Imaginary Accounts of Sexual Deviance

Schaffner, Anna Katharina (2011) Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia Sexualis and Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks: Exchanges between Scientific and Imaginary Accounts of Sexual Deviance. Modern Language Review, 106 (2). pp. 477-94. ISSN 0026-7937. (doi:10.5699/modelangrevi.106.2.0477) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Richard von Krafft-Ebing's Psychopathia sexualis (1986) belongs to a large body of turn-of-the-century psychological and sexological writing which often mixes fictive and factual narratives of sexual deviance, blurring the boundaries between literature and science and providing ample material for authors of fiction. Thomas Mann's Buddenbrooks is a case in point, for it directly reflects Kra.-Ebing's theories on the origins and physical and psychological markers of homosexuality on numerous levels.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.5699/modelangrevi.106.2.0477
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages (inc film, TV and radio studies)
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Depositing User: Anna Katharina Schaffner
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2013 19:12 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:25 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36603 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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