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Prostheses for women in nineteenth-century literature and commerce
Ryan Sweet

could not convincingly hide their physical losses. The representation of female prosthesis users in popular culture continues today but with more mixed perspectives. Films such as De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone, 2012, dir. Jacques Audiard) strip away the problematic prosthesis mandate for concealment. Audiard’s film documents the day-​to-​day struggles that the former orca trainer Stephanie (played by Marion Cotillard) has with her two artificial legs, while showing how an acceptance of her physically altered state, something facilitated by her relationship with

in Rethinking modern prostheses in Anglo-American commodity cultures, 1820–1939