Amputation in Literature and Film

Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Relations, and the Semiotics of "Loss"
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Amputation in Literature and Film: Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Relations, and the Semiotics of “Loss” explores the many ways in which literature and film have engaged with the subject of amputation. The scholars featured in this volume draw upon a wide variety of texts, both lesser-known and canonical, across historical periods and language traditions to interrogate the intersections of disability studies with social, political, cultural, and philosophical concerns. Whether focusing on ancient texts by Zhuangzi or Ovid, renaissance drama, folktales collected by the Brothers Grimm, novels or silent film, the chapters in this volume highlight the dialectics of “loss” and “gain” in narratives of amputation to encourage critical dialogue and forge an integrated, embodied understanding of experiences of impairment in which mind and body, metaphor and materiality, theory and politics are considered as interrelated and interacting aspects of disability and ability.

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ReiheLiterary Disability Studies
ISBN 9783030743796
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 12.08.2022
Umfang 325 Seiten
Genre Sprachwissenschaft, Literaturwissenschaft/Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
Herausgegeben von Erik Grayson, Maren Scheurer
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