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y separately published work icon Hysteria : A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History multi chapter work   autobiography   biography   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2020... 2020 Hysteria : A Memoir of Illness, Strength and Women’s Stories Throughout History
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'When Katerina Bryant suddenly began experiencing chronic seizures, she was plunged into a foreign world of doctors and psychiatrists, who understood her condition as little as she did. Reacting the only way she knew how, she immersed herself in books, reading her way through her own complicated diagnosis and finding a community of women who shared similar experiences.

'In the tradition of Siri Hustvedt's The Shaking Woman, Bryant blends memoir with literary and historical analysis to explore women's medical treatment. Hysteria retells the stories of silenced women, from the 'Queen of Hysterics' Blanche Wittmann to Mary Glover's illness termed 'hysterica passio'  a panic attack caused by the movement of the uterus — in London in 1602 and more. By centring these stories of women who had no voice in their own diagnosis and treatment, Bryant finds her own voice: powerful, brave and resonant.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: NewSouth Publishing , 2020 .
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      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2020
      ISBN: 9781742236773

Works about this Work

Stories of Pain and Empathy Kylie Maslen , Katerina Bryant , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August 2020;

'After a year of COVID-reshuffled publication dates, two Adelaide authors – Katerina Bryant and Adelaide Review writer Kylie Maslen – find themselves in the unusual position of both having debut books, which share their lived experiences with chronic illness, hitting shelves in September.' (Introduction)

Stories of Pain and Empathy Kylie Maslen , Katerina Bryant , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August 2020;

'After a year of COVID-reshuffled publication dates, two Adelaide authors – Katerina Bryant and Adelaide Review writer Kylie Maslen – find themselves in the unusual position of both having debut books, which share their lived experiences with chronic illness, hitting shelves in September.' (Introduction)

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