Textual Bodies: Changing Boundaries of Literary Representation
Lori Hope Lefkovitz
SUNY Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 291 pages
In lively and accessible essays of literary criticism, this book approaches literature from classical times through the present with an emphasis on the place and treatment of the human body in the Western textual tradition. The work serves the double purpose of providing new, original, and provocative readings of familiar texts by applying the latest innovations in theory to specific works. Topics range from Sappho's fragments through cross-dressing in medieval romance to mutilation in Kathy Acker's Great Expectations. Together the essays illustrate changing definitions of bodily limits, integrity, transgression, sexuality, and violation in the history of the Western canon.
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Sapphos Body in Pieces
Aristotle Gynecology and the Body Sick with Desire
CrossDressing in Medieval Romance
Devotion and Defilement The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Corporeal Hagiographics of Chaucers Prioresss Tale
The Somaticized Text Corporeal Semiotic in a Late Medieval Female Hagiography
ShapeShifting Fashion Gender and Metamorphosis in EighteenthCentury England
Mind Over Matter Sexuality and Where the body happens to be in the Alice Books
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Acker Alexander Pope Alice Liddell Alice's Antoine Watteau Aristotle Aristotle's bodily Bokenham Cambridge Carroll's century Chaucer's Christian Christine de Pizan clergeon credit economy critical cross-dressing cultural Curll depicted desire discourse Dodgson Doll's House Dora dream dress edition eighteenth-century erotic essay fashion female body feminine feminism feminist fiction figure fragmented Freud Gay's gender Greek hagiography heroine human hupokeimenon Ibsen's Ida Bauer identity innocence John John Gay Lady Lewis Carroll literary literature London Looking-Glass male Marguerite's Marie Marguerite Mary's masculine medieval metamorphosis miracles Miss Julie mother narrative natural Nightingale Nora nurse Ovid Oxford Pater physical poem political Pope position Press Prioress's Tale psychoanalytic Rape reader relations representation saints Sappho's scientific semen sexual shape-shifting slap social story symbolic textual bodies theory tion trans transformation translation uterus Victorian Virgin vols Walter Pater Watteau Watteau's art White Knight woman women Wonderland writing York