Fictions of Legibility

The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin

Gabriela Stoicea examines how the incidence and role of physical descriptions in German novels changed between 1771 and 1929 in response to developments in the study of the human face and body. As well as engaging the tools and methods of literary analysis, the study uses a cultural studies approach to offer a constellation of ideas and polemics surrounding the readability of the human body. By including discussions from the medical sciences, epistemology, and aesthetics, the book draws out the multi-faceted permutations of corporeal legibility, as well as its relevance for the development of the novel and for facilitating inter-disciplinary dialogue.

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27 June 2020, 200 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4720-4

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Author(s)
Gabriela Stoicea
Book title
Fictions of Legibility The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
200
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 19 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4720-4
DOI
10.14361/9783839447208
Commodity Group
1563
BIC-Code
DSB JHB HBTB
BISAC-Code
LIT004170 SOC022000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
DSB JHB NHTB
Release date
27 June 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Körper, Kulturgeschichte, Literatur
Readership
Cultural Studies, Literary Studies, German Studies
Keywords/Tags
German Novels, European Fiction, Physiognomy In Literature, Facial Expression In Literature, Human Body In Literature, Body Language In Literature, Literature, Body, Cultural History, German Literature, Racism, Literary Studies

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