The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature - Cambridge Companions to Literature (Hardback)
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The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature - Cambridge Companions to Literature (Hardback)

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Hardback 294 Pages / Published: 26/05/2015
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This Companion offers the first systematic analysis of the representation of the body in literature. It historicizes embodiment by charting our evolving understanding of the body from the Middle Ages to the present day, and addresses such questions as sensory perception, technology, language and affect; maternal bodies, disability and the representation of ageing; eating and obesity, pain, death and dying; and racialized and posthuman bodies. This Companion also considers science and its construction of the body through disciplines such as obstetrics, sexology and neurology. Leading scholars in the field devote special attention to poetry, prose, drama and film, and chart a variety of theoretical understandings of the body.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107048096
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 520 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'The volume's scope is broad and aims for a wide readership, students and scholars alike, who are interested in how literature has dealt with body images during different times and paradigms.' Markus Hallensleben, Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
'[The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature] is a worthy addition to the already-rich series of the Cambridge Companions to Literature. Although, the focus of this work is clearly on literature, this collection has huge potential. It is likely to be appreciated by people working in the medical humanities, as well as medical education. Linguists, social scientists and students of religion and history are also likely to benefit from it. All the contributions are clear, concise and yet very informative and, among other things, will be of great help to anyone wishing to be au fait with the latest literature in this expanding field. Well done to Cambridge University Press for commissioning such a work, and to the editor and contributors for an excellent book.' Simone Bacchini, Reference Review

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