The Literary and Linguistic Construction of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

No Ordinary Doubt

  • Patricia Friedrich

Part of the Literary Disability Studies book series (LIDIST)

About this book


This book presents a literary and linguistic reading of obsessive-compulsive disorder to argue that medical understandings of disability need their social, political, literary and linguistic counterparts, especially if we aspire to create a more inclusive, self-reflective society.


Obsession obsessive-compulsive disorder literary studies disability studies cultural studies literary analysis disability mental illness Cultural Studies discourse humour Narrative society

Authors and affiliations

  • Patricia Friedrich
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural StudiesArizona State UniversityUSA

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