Conclusion: “Uncomforable Proximity” and the Ethics of Display

  • Monika Pietrzak-Franger
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine book series (PLSM)


The conclusion reconsiders the significance of syphilis in late nineteenth century culture. It also inquires to what extent contemporary creative and critical revisions can be regarded as adequate instruments in the rethinking of this issue. By contending that both critical and creative reconsiderations of syphilis’s semantics have themselves been prone to binary thinking, it calls for a more ethical engagement with Victorian culture.


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  • Monika Pietrzak-Franger
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  1. 1.Institut fùr Anglistik und AmerikanistikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany

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