Modernism and Perversion

Sexual Deviance in Sexology and Literature, 1850–1930

  • Authors
  • Anna Katharina Schaffner

Part of the Modernism and… book series (MAND)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 1-29
  3. The Perversions in Sexology

  4. The Perversions in Modernist Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 169-181
    3. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 182-197
    4. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 198-217
    5. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 218-235
    6. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 236-253
  5. Conclusion

    1. Anna Katharina Schaffner
      Pages 254-267
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 268-315

About this book


Charting the construction of sexual perversions in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century medical, psychiatric and psychological discourse, Schaffner argues that sexologists' preoccupation with these perversions was a response to specifically modern concerns, and illuminates the role of literary texts in the formation of sexological knowledge.


David Herbert Lawrence England Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-230-23163-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-35890-4
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