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Embodied Violence and the Leap from the Law: “In the Penal Colony” and The Trial

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter continues to develop the analysis of Kafka’s work from previous chapters through a discussion of the final “judgment stories,” “In the Penal Colony” and The Trial. It is shown that these ... More


‘Feeling Pleasures’: Allegory and Intimacy in The Faerie Queene

Joe Moshenska

in Feeling Pleasures: The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198712947
eISBN:
9780191781377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712947.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the role of touch in The Faerie Queene. Spenser seemingly warns against the dangerous ‘feeling pleasures’ of touch in his allegory of the human body in the Book of Temperance, ... More


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