Subjects of Substance

Recent American Literature and the Materiality of Mind

Recent U.S. literature has both been informed by, and critically engaged with, materialist conceptions of selfhood. Over the past decades, disciplines like neuroscience and evolutionary biology have increasingly recast the human self as a malleable construct produced by physiological processes. In a parallel development, literary authors have created their own conceptions of somatic subjectivity in conjunction or contrast with scientific and medical discourses. Subjects of Substance examines the forms, functions, and effects of materialist models of mind in selected memoirs and novels. Authors discussed include Michael W. Clune, Don DeLillo, Kay Redfield Jamison, Siri Hustvedt, Richard Powers, Elyn R. Saks, and David Foster Wallace.

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25 June 2020, 330 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4929-1

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Julian Henneberg

Julian Henneberg, Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland

Author(s)
Julian Henneberg
Book title
Subjects of Substance Recent American Literature and the Materiality of Mind
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
330
Features
kart., Dispersionsbindung, 2 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-4929-1
DOI
10.14361/9783839449295
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JHB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 LIT000000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
DSB JHB
Release date
25 June 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Mensch, Literatur, Amerika
Readership
Literary Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology
Keywords/Tags
20th-Century American Literature, Neuroscience, Self, Brain, Materialism, Literature, America, Human, American Studies, General Literature Studies, Body, Philosophical Anthropology, Literary Studies

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