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Reading Writing and Rewriting the Prostitute Body

Author : Shannon Bell
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In this volume, Shannon Bell recovers the courtesan of ancient Greece as both sophistic philosopher and erotic teacher.

Rewriting the Body

Author : Julia Simon
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The body has become a highly contested, political site in (post) modern literature and literary theory. In Angela Carter's work the image of the body is constructed around the tension between a post-structuralist notion of gender fluidity and a feminist reclaiming of the female body as a source of pleasure and power. This study examines the body politics in the last four novels Carter wrote between the seventies and the nineties: The Infernal Desire Machines, The Passion of New Eve, Nights at the Circus and Wise Children. Drawing on feminist and poststructuralist theory, it traces a development in Carter's fiction that moves from the pessimistic negation of a self-determined female corporeality to the assertion of the female body as a powerful site of alterity.

Rewriting Her Body

Author : Lisa E. Piro
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Body Outlaws

Author : Ophira Edut
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Pick up a magazine, turn on the TV, and you'll find few women who haven't been fried, dyed, plucked, or tucked. In short, you'll see no body outlaws. The writers in this groundbreaking anthology reveal a world where bodies come in all their many-splendored shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. In doing so, they expand the national dialogue on body image to include race, ethnicity, sexuality, and power?issues that, while often overlooked, are intimately linked to how women feel about their bodies. Body Outlaws offers stories by those who have chosen to ignore, subvert, or redefine the dominant beauty standard in order to feel at home in their bodies. In a culture where plastic surgery has become nearly as routine as a root canal, this expanded and updated edition of fresh and incisive commentary challenges the media's standard notions of beauty with honesty and humor. Included are several new essays outlining the latest trends in the beauty industry such as botox, plastic surgery, and exercise bulimia, as well as a fascinating analysis of how men are affected by these same rigors, a thorough resource section, and a curriculum guide.

The Prostitute s Body

Author : Nina Attwood
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Attwood examines Victorian attitudes to prostitution across a number of sources: medical, literary, pornographic.

Rewriting the Body Politic

Author : Susan Grant
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Body of Writing

Author : René Prieto
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Body of Writing focuses on the traces that an author’s “body” leaves on a work of fiction. Drawing on the work of six important Spanish American writers of the twentieth century, René Prieto examines narratives that reflect—in differing yet ultimately complementary ways—the imprint of the author’s body, thereby disclosing insights about power, aggression, transgression, and eroticism. Healthy, invalid, lustful, and confined bodies—as portrayed by Julio Cortázar, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Gabriel García Márquez, Severo Sarduy, Rosario Castellanos, and Tununa Mercado—become evidence for Roland Barthes’s contention that works of fiction are “anagrams of the body.” Claiming that an author’s intentions can be uncovered by analyzing “the topography of a text,” Prieto pays particular attention not to the actions or plots of these writers’ fiction but rather to their settings and characterizations. In the belief that bodily traces left on the page reveal the motivating force behind a writer’s creative act, he explores such fictional themes as camouflage, deterioration, defilement, entrapment, and subordination. Along the way, Prieto reaches unexpected conclusions regarding topics that include the relationship of the female body to power, male and female transgressive impulses, and the connection between aggression, the idealization of women, and anal eroticism in men. This study of how authors’ longings and fears become embodied in literature will interest students and scholars of literary and psychoanalytic criticism, gender studies, and twentieth-century and Latin American literature.

Rewriting the Body

Author : Wyatt Townley
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The body is a poem we are writing with every breath, says Townley, who in her dual life has taught yoga for decades. Albert Goldbarth calls Rewriting the Body "affectingly emotional even as it's formally risky in a very smart way." Helen Houghton of the Academy says, "I don't know of anything else like this--a profound meditation, exhilarating to read, extraordinarily beautiful." H. L. Hix says, "Her poems don't feel written on the reader's body, they feel written within it." Excerpt from ReWriting the Body Breath everything is riding on it under the door winter slides its white envelope past due past due as we move from bed to chair and room to room our lives sighing in the cedars strung on backroads to this place where we go in and out breath by breath gravel and ice underfoot Orion overhead

The Latino Body

Author : Lazaro Lima
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The Latino Body tells the story of the United States Latino body politic and its relation to the state: how the state configures Latino subjects and how Latino subjects have in turn altered the state. Lázaro Lima charts the interrelated groups that define themselves as Latinos and examines how these groups have responded to calls for unity and nationally shared conceptions of American cultural identity. He contends that their responses, in times of cultural or political crisis, have given rise to profound cultural transformations, enabling the so-called “Latino subject“ to emerge. Analyzing a variety of cultural, literary, artistic, and popular texts from the nineteenth century to the present, Lima dissects the ways in which the Latino body has been imagined, dismembered, and reimagined anew, providing one of the first comprehensive accounts of the construction of Latino cultural identity in the United States.

Rewriting the Body

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In 1998 American artist Carl Pope was commissioned by the Wadsworth Atheneum to created Palimpsest a body art/video piece in collaboration with his twin sister, poet Karen Pope. Palimpsest was completed in 1999 and later exhibited in the 2000 Whitney Biennial. In this piece Pope conceives of his body as a palimpsest upon which a story has been written which is made up of projected stereotypes of who he is as an African-American. Through the enactment of three deliberate and permanent modifications to his body---the branding of the adinkra symbol Aya (I am not afraid of you), a small surgical incision and the tattooing of poetic text across the full length of the back of his body---Pope seeks to literally and symbolically rewrite this story and assert agency in the construction of his identity. This thesis discusses how Pope uses his body to evoke the specificity of his experience as an African-American, while at the same time using the body as a common denominator which, particularly through the experience of pain, links people across race. The work functions as a process of personal catharsis and self-actualization for the artist as well as an empathetic experience for the viewer and reinforces the idea of the body as a receptor and carrier of knowledge. This thesis also discusses the implications of the choice of body art/video as the medium for Palimpsest and situates the piece within the context of 1990's body art theory and practice and discourses of the 'black body'.

Rewriting the Renaissance

Author : Margaret W. Ferguson
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Juxtaposing the insights of feminism with those of marxism, psychoanalysis, and deconstruction, this unique collection creates new common ground for women's studies and Renaissance studies. An outstanding array of scholars—literary critics, art critics, and historians—reexamines the role of women and their relations with men during the Renaissance. In the process, the contributors enrich the emerging languages of and about women, gender, and sexual difference. Throughout, the essays focus on the structures of Renaissance patriarchy that organized power relations both in the state and in the family. They explore the major conequences of patriarchy for women—their marginalization and lack of identity and power—and the ways in which individual women or groups of women broke, or in some cases deliberately circumvented, the rules that defined them as a secondary sex. Topics covered include representations of women in literature and art, the actual work done by women both inside and outside of the home, and the writings of women themselves. In analyzing the rhetorical strategies that "marginalized" historical and fictional women, these essays counter scholarly and critical traditions that continue to exhibit patriarchal biases.

Writing the Body

Author : Janneke Micaela Van De Stadt
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Rewriting Moses

Author : Brian Britt
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Exalted for centuries as a hero and author of the Bible, Moses is inseparable from biblical tradition itself. Moses is also an inherently ambiguous figure and a perennial focus of controversy, from ancient disputes of priestly rivalry to modern issues of class, gender and race. In Rewriting Moses, Brian Britt analyses elements of polemic and ideology in the Moses of the Bible, of film, novel, visual art and scholarship. He argues that the biblical Moses lives within writing, while the post-biblical Moses lives more often in biography. Yet later rewritings of Moses refract biblical traditions of writing in surprising ways. Rewriting Moses provides an original account of the Freudian insight that traditions preserve what they repress. This is volume 14 in the Gender, Cutlure, Theory series and is volume 402 in the Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplements series.

Between Biblical Criticism and Poetic Rewriting

Author : Samuel Tongue
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In Between Biblical Criticism and Poetic Rewriting, Samuel Tongue offers an account of how poetic rewritings of the Bible question the disciplinary constitution of Biblical Studies, ultimately demonstrating the performativity of all interpretation.

Rewriting

Author : Christian Moraru
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Examines the tendency of post-World War II writers to rewrite earlier narratives by Poe, Melville, Hawthorne, and others.

Rewriting Difference

Author : Elena Tzelepis
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A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray's reading and re-writing of Ancient Greek texts.

Writing the Body Politic

Author : Trường Thanh Nguyễn
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The Rewriting of History The Female Body Voice and Gaze in Theater Written by Women Between 1986 and 1996

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The rewriting of history: The female body, voice and gaze in theater written by women between 1986 and 1996.

Writing the Body

Author : Linda Marie Flores
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Rewriting Rewriting

Author : Cathy Jellenik
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Although the storytelling of any time rewrites itself, rewriting became a primary concern in the literature of the twentieth century, an era characterized as having quoted, reenacted, cannibalized, revised, redone, refurbished, and outright plagiarized the texts of earlier times. The modern obsession with literary reiteration manifests itself in a rather unique way in the narratives of Marguerite Duras, Annie Ernaux, and Marie Redonnet. These authors systematically and repeatedly rewrite their own texts, and in so doing, give evidence of three of the more salient aspects of twentieth-century French literature: a trend toward the representation of multifaceted selves, a desire to reevaluate the literary paradigm, and an acute concern for the unreliability of language. This book argues that the rewriting performed by Duras, Ernaux, and Redonnet moves beyond the tacit rewriting that occurs in any text toward a renovation of various features of the literary arena within which they circulate. Cathy Jellenik argues that all writing contains rewriting - an argument grounded in the theoretical apparatuses of Saussure, Bakhtin, Benveniste, Barthes, Kristeva, and Derrida. She then examines and interrogates the ways in which Duras, Ernaux, and Redonnet use rewriting to question and rethink the literary traditions they inherit. Jellenik suggests that the rewriting projects of Duras, Ernaux, and Redonnet promise to lead them, and their readers, toward the creation of a new literary aesthetic capable of responding to the questions of our times.