The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature

The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature

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ISBN-13: 9781107644397
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/19/2015
Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

David Hillman is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow and Director of Studies at King's College, Cambridge. He is the author of Shakespeare's Entrails: Belief, Scepticism and the Interior of the Body and Marx and Freud. He is the co-editor of The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe and of The Book of Interruptions. He is currently working on a monograph, Greetings and Partings in Shakespeare and Early Modern England.

Ulrika Maude is a Senior Lecturer in Modernism and Twentieth-Century Literature at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Beckett, Technology and the Body (Cambridge, 2009), and co-editor of The Body and the Arts and Beckett and Phenomenology. She has recently co-edited Beckett, Medicine and the Brain, a special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities (2015). Maude is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Beckett Studies and has contributed to such journals as Modernism/Modernity and European Joyce Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Medieval somatics Bill Burgwinkle; 2. Disability Jonathan Hsy; 3. Staging early modern embodiment David Hillman; 4. Eating, obesity and literature Maud Ellmann; 5. The body and language Andrew Bennett; 6. The maternal body Clare Hanson; 7. Literary sexualities Heike Bauer; 8. The body, pain, and violence Peter Fifield; 9. The ageing body Elizabeth Barry; 10. Representing dead and dying bodies Sander Gilman; 11. The racialized body David Marriott; 12. Literature, technology and the senses Steven Connor; 13. Literature and neurology Ulrika Maude; 14. Psychoanalytic bodies Josh Cohen; 15. The body and affect Jean-Michael Rabaté; 16. Posthuman bodies Paul Sheehan.

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