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    In the Next Room, or, The Vibrator Play

    In the Next Room, or, The Vibrator Play, April 13 - May 13, 2012

    • In the next room, or, The vibrator play
    • Ruhl in an hour
    • Mad, bad and sad : women and the mind doctors
    • Sarah Ruhl : a critical study of the plays
      Sarah Ruhl : a critical study of the plays
      James Al-Shamma.
      "This critical volume represents the first book-length treatment of her work. The text tracks the evolution of her style and aesthetic, situates her body of work within the American theatre scene, investigates her influences, and provides in-depth analyses of her plays, including Euridyce, The Clean House, Passion Play, and In the Next Room"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Sexing the mind : nineteenth-century fictions of hysteria
    • Crazy little thing : why love and sex drive us mad
    • History of madness
      History of madness
      Michel Foucault
      Challenging entrenched views of madness and reason, History of Madness is one of the classics of 20th century thought. It is Foucault?s first major work, written in a dazzling and sometimes enigmatic literary style. It also introduces many of the inspiring and radical themes that he was to write about throughout his life, above all the nature of power and social exclusion. History of Madness begins in the Middle Ages with vivid descriptions of the exclusion and confinement of lepers. Why Foucault asks, when the leper houses were emptied at the end of the Middle Ages, were they turned into places of confinement for the mad? Why, within the space of several months in 1656, was one out of every hundred people in Paris confined? Foucault?s bold and controversial answer is that throughout modern history, madness has meant isolation, repression and exclusion. Even the Enlightenment, which attempted to educate and include the mad, ended up imprisoning them in a moral world. As Foucault famously declared to a reporter from Le Monde in 1961, ?Madness exists only in society. It does not exist outside the forms of sensibility that isolate it, and the form of repulsion that expel it or capture it.? Shifting brilliantly from Descartes and early Enlightenment thought to the founding of the Hopital General in Paris and the work of philanthropists and early psychiatrists such as Philippe Pinel and Samuel Tuke, Foucault focuses throughout not only on the philosophical and cultural values attached to the mad. He also urges us to recognize the creative forces that madness represents, drawing on examples from Goya, Nietzsche, Van Gogh and Artaud. History of Madness is an inspiring and classic work that challenges up to understand madness, reason and power and the forces that shape them. Also includes information on alienation, animal spirits, asylums, Hieronymus Bosch, brain, burning at the stake, Christ and symbolism, classical age, confinement, convulsions, crime, delirium, dementia, dreams, alienation and exclusion, fear, God, hallucinations, hospitals, houses of confinement, houses of correction, hysteria, the insane, lunatics, mania, melancholy, mind, morality, positivism, prisons, poverty, punishment, the Renaissance, the French Revolution, sin, soul, suicide, symbolism, treatments, vapours, venereal disease, water, wisdom, witchcraft, women, work, workhouses, etc.
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    • The technology of orgasm : "hysteria," the vibrator, and women's sexual satisfaction
    • Hysterical men : the hidden history of male nervous illness
    • The Scientific American book of love, sex, and the brain : the neuroscience of how, when, why, and who we love
      The Scientific American book of love, sex, and the brain : the neuroscience of how, when, why, and who we love
      Judith Horstman.
      "A fascinating look at how the brain controls our relationships and romances. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and most men and women readers today have learned that the brain is Grand Central Station for our most erotic associations, memories, and secret desires. The latest research shows that the popular myth is true: Sexual orientation and identity is hard-wired, the result of our neurological predisposition, not a choice or result of socialization. We instinctively crave connection and relationship as an essential part of our well-being, self-esteem, and pleasure. The process of achieving and recovering from orgasm ignites the same pleasure centers in the brain as exercise, music, religion, food, alcohol, and drugs. Sexual desire can be triggered by a thought, a smell, a touch, or the sight of an object of desire. These sensorium are located at different parts of the brain, and can be activated indefinitely into our senior years. Filled with little known and fascinating information about the brain. The third Scientific American book in the series about the brain. The core science and latest research is drawn from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Solitary sex : a cultural history of masturbation
    • Getting off : a woman's guide to masturbation
    • Solitary pleasures : the historical, literary, and artistic discourses of autoeroticism
    • Masturbation : the history of a great terror