is defined as a personal account of illness written by the patient, relative or friend, and is often used as an additional or alternative teaching tool for the medical history record.
a symbolic binding takes place in which pathography
acts as an elegiac act of witness and testimony" (2007: 80).
The "big reveal" in a pathography
of sex is that the researcher or scholar was a secret or not-so-secret deviant, whose perversions drove him or her to work in the area of sexuality.
As a result, Anti-Akhmatova is a peculiar crossbreed of the New Historicism--which has been prevalent in Russian cultural studies since the late 1990s (52)--and pathography
("biography as pathography
" in Joyce Carol Oates's apt definition from 1988).
Existing enquiries focus on the problem of pathography
and the broad complex of writing and schizophrenia.
In 1993, Anne Hunsaker Hawkins published Reconstructing Illness, a study of memoirs about the experience of disease, dysfunction or death for which she coined a new term: pathography
Oates defines pathography
thus: "Its motifs are dysfunction and disaster, illnesses and pratfalls, failed marriages and failed careers, alcoholism and breakdowns and outrageous conduct"--a thorough description of the House of Wits.
ABSTRACT This article describes a collaboration between nursing and English faculty to pilot and study the use of a pathography
to develop nursing students' cultural competence.
Duberman steers a straight course between hagiography and pathography
It is precisely this homophonic contiguity which leads many (including his mother) to misname Angel Lozada's 1998 novel and refer to it as La patologia [The Pathology] instead of by its proper title, La patografia, which we could translate as The Pathography
, or perhaps, following Lee Edelman's Homographesis (1994), as The Homographetic Duck.
Biography has been characterized as a blood sport, pathography
, and "higher form of cannibalism" (Kipling).
It was another Frenchman, Pierre-Leon Thillaud, a practising palaeopathologist, who first coined the term pathography