• Psychology
  • Published 2011

Imagination and Deformation: Monstrous Maternal Perversions of Natural Reproduction in Early Modern England

@inproceedings{Olsen2011ImaginationAD,
  title={Imagination and Deformation: Monstrous Maternal Perversions of Natural Reproduction in Early Modern England},
  author={Lee Y. Olsen},
  year={2011}
}
IMAGINATION AND DEFORMATION: MONSTROUS MATERNAL PERVERSIONS OF NATURAL REPRODUCTION IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND examines the creation in early modern English reproductive, teratological, wonder, and fictional literature of the “monstrous mother”—a female reproductive figure capable of generating both fetal and non-fetal forms of offspring through the power of her imagination. While earlier critics have identified monstrous mothers in early modern English literature—figures who produce grotesque and… CONTINUE READING