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Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Sarah Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the field of haptic aesthetics has received significant critical interest in recent years, the intimate connection between touching and writing remains neglected. Contributing to current ... More


The Moment of Racial Sight: A History

Irene Tucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922935
eISBN:
9780226922959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book overturns the most familiar form of racial analysis in contemporary culture: the idea that race is constructed, that it operates by attaching visible marks of difference to arbitrary ... More


Tisquantum

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Tisquantum's role in Plymouth Colony as medicine man, diplomat, and commissioned Indianizer. Tisquantum was a controversial person who, although a Christian convert, was called ... More


Each Word of Skin

Sarah Jackson

in Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction to this book outlines a cultural history of the body and its senses and surveys the irreducible bond between the page and the skin. It addresses the turn from the debasement of touch ... More


Writing Bodies: Hustvedt’s Textual Skin

Sarah Jackson

in Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a close analysis of Didier Anzieu's concept of the ‘skin ego’ in order to rethink the relationship between the skin, the psyche and the literary text. Discussing Anzieu's ... More


Kant’s Dermatology or, The Racialization of Skin

Irene Tucker

in The Moment of Racial Sight: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922935
eISBN:
9780226922959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922959.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Robert Willan’s 1809 On Cutaneous Diseases is a volume that consolidated writings on skin diseases into a single body of knowledge—a work that established Willan as the nominal founder of ... More


Expeausition: Ondaatje’s Skin-Effects

Sarah Jackson

in Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Developing Didier Anzieu's account of the skin as a palimpsest that preserves traces of experience inscribed on its surface, this chapter reads the ‘palimpsestuous’ quality of Michael Ondaatje's ... More


Contact

Mary Cappello

in Writing otherwise: Experiments in cultural criticism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089428
eISBN:
9781781707340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089428.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Mary Cappello's essay explores what actually goes on in bodily encounters between two people – in this case between people who are not otherwise intimate. The occasion of a massage session evokes a ... More


On Vulnerability and Risk: Learning to write and Teach Memoir as a Student of Louise DeSalvo

Kym Ragusa

in Personal Effects: Essays on Memoir, Teaching, and Culture in the Work of Louise DeSalvo

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262274
eISBN:
9780823266418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262274.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Kym Ragusa’s essay examines the influence of DeSalvo’s work as a teacher of memoir in a working class institutional setting. Ragusa focuses on the teaching and learning of memoir as part of the ... More


Paranoid Imagining: Wilkie Collins, the Rugeley Poisoner, and the Invisibility of Novelistic Ekphrasis

Irene Tucker

in The Moment of Racial Sight: A History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922935
eISBN:
9780226922959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922959.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Enlightenment has one enduring historical paradox. Though it strove to create a society wherein all human are by their very nature equal, it also was the era where skin color became viewed as a ... More


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