The Resource The abject of desire : the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in contemporary literature and culture, edited by Konstanze Kutzbach and Monika Mueller

The abject of desire : the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in contemporary literature and culture, edited by Konstanze Kutzbach and Monika Mueller

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The abject of desire : the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in contemporary literature and culture
Title
The abject of desire
Title remainder
the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in contemporary literature and culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Konstanze Kutzbach and Monika Mueller
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Language
eng
Summary
The Abject of Desire approaches the aestheticization of the unaesthetic via a range of different topics and genres in twentieth-century Anglophone literature and culture. The "experience of disgust", which Winfried Menninghaus describes as "an acute crisis of self-preservation", is correlated with conceptualizations of gender in theories of the abject/abjection. In view of this general crisis of identity in the experience of disgust, the contributions to this volume discuss examples of the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in cultural representations and locate conceptual (re)codings of the
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN710
LC item number
.A25 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Genus--gender in modern culture
Series volume
9
Label
The abject of desire : the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in contemporary literature and culture, edited by Konstanze Kutzbach and Monika Mueller
Publication
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the matter of abjection / Hanjo Berressem -- Queer transformations: renegotiating the abject in contemporary Anglo-American lesbian fiction / Paulina Palmer -- The Bhibhitsa Rasa in Anglophone Indian cultural discourse: the repugnant and distasteful at the level of gender, race and caste / Nilufer Bharucha -- The Gothic-grotesque of Haunted: Joyce Carol Oates's tales of abjection / Susana Araújo -- "Now we know that gay men are just men after all": abject sexualities in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the dead / Dorothea Fischer-Hornung -- Consuming the body: literal and metaphorical cannibalism in Peter Greenaway's films / Tatjana Pavlov -- Shape-shifters from the wilderness: werewolves roaming the twentieth century / Andrea Gutenberg -- The two- ..., one- ..., none-sex model: the flesh( -- )made machine in Herman Melville's "The paradise of bachelors and the tartarus of maids" and J.G. Ballard's Crash / Konstanze Kutzbach -- Fear, melancholy and loss in the poetry of Stevie Smith / Ruth Baumert -- American environmentalism and encounters with the abject: T. Coraghessan Boyle's A friend of the earth / Sylvia Mayer -- Abject cannibalism: anthropophagic poetics in Conrad, White and Tennant -- towards a critique of Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection / Russell West -- "A wet festival of scarlet": Poppy Z. Brite's (un)aesthetics of murder / Monika Mueller -- Interior landscapes: anatlomy art and the work of Gunther von Hagens / Alison Goeller -- Violence, transgression and the fun factor: the imagined atrocities of Will Self's My idea of fun / Frank Lay
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ocn175043941
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (309 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789042022645
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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.b36704350
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)175043941
  • ebscoaca143560492X

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