Embodied Narration

Illness, Death and Dying in Modern Culture

Do liminal embodied experiences such as illness, death and dying affect literary form? In recent years, the concept of embodiment has been theorized from various perspectives. Gender studies have been concerned with the cultural implications of embodiment, arguing to move away from viewing the body as a prediscursive phenomenon to regarding it as an acculturated body. Age studies have extended this view to the embodied experience of ageing, while drawing attention to the ways in which the ageing body, through its materiality and plasticity, restricts the possibilities of (de)constructing subjectivity. These current debates on embodiment find a strong counterpart in literary representation. The contributions to this anthology investigate how and to what extend physical borderline experiences affect literary form.

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16 August 2018, 260 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4306-0

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Heike Hartung

Heike Hartung, Universität Potsdam, Deutschland

»Each of the articles that compose the collection invites the readers into a nuanced analysis of protagonists who live through intense pain and illness, highlighting the potentialities of language as well as the contradictions that arise inside the same protagonists between their failing bodies, their selves and societys expectations.«
Maricel Or-Piqueras, Ageculturehumanities, 5(2020)
Author(s)
Heike Hartung (ed.)
Book title
Embodied Narration Illness, Death and Dying in Modern Culture
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
260
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4306-0
DOI
10.14361/9783839443064
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 JHB DSB
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 SOC022000 LIT000000
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 JHB DSB
Release date
16 August 2018
Edition
1
Topics
Kultur, Alter, Literatur
Readership
Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Age Studies, Sociology, Philosophy, Anthropology
Keywords/Tags
Age Studies, Aging Studies, Gender Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, Narrative Theory, Body and Embodiment, Ageism, Health, Decay, Culture, Literature, Body, General Literature Studies

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