Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-11 of 11 items

  • Keywords: Kazuo Ishiguro x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Apprehensive Alleviation

David James

in Discrepant Solace: Contemporary Literature and the Work of Consolation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198789758
eISBN:
9780191831447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789758.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Criticism/Theory

When might the source of sorrow be the expectation of alleviation itself? How could the very prospect of solace effectively morph into a jeopardizing moment from which one wants to flee or, in ... More


Reification of the Human: Global Organ Harvesting and Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

J. Paul Narkunas

in Reified Life: Speculative Capital and the Ahuman Condition

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280308
eISBN:
9780823281534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280308.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Kazuo Ishiguro’s 2005 novel Never Let Me Go follows a group of genetic clones who are created as wards of the British health service because they serve a utilitarian function: They are manufactured ... More


To Do Something, to Begin

Amir Eshel

in Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924953
eISBN:
9780226924960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924960.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the following works: Ian McEwan's Black Dogs, J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year, Kazuo Ishiguro's When We Were Orphans, and Ian McEwan's Atonement. These works, written twenty ... More


Empathy and Capitalism

Anne Whitehead

in Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes up the question of empathy’s intersection with medicine in the era of biocapitalism. The first section, ‘Emotional capital’, considers the concept of emotional capitalism; a ... More


The Second World War in Contemporary British Fiction: Secret Histories

Victoria Stewart

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640997
eISBN:
9780748651832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640997.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Focusing on the upsurge of interest in the Second World War in recent British novels, this book explores the ways in which secrecy and secret work – including code breaking, espionage and special ... More


Conclusion: The Clockwork Princess, or Justice for the Dolls

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

The conclusion of this book turns to the realist novel in the age of posthumanism, looking for what Michel Foucault calls the “dream … of a new age of curiosity.” By examining the fiction of Margaret ... More


The Public Secret

Robert Eaglestone

in The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

The knowledge of the murder of the European Jews was a public secret in the Third Reich. What is a ‘public secret’? How does it shape or reshape a society? The answers to these questions are key to ... More


Moral Identities

Karen Stohr

in Minding the Gap: Moral Ideals and Moral Improvement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190867522
eISBN:
9780190867553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867522.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter is an exploration of moral identity, as both a psychological and a philosophical concept. It begins with the phenomenon of an identity crisis, employing Mr. Stevens, the butler from ... More


Coda: Rethinking the Hyphen

Eleanor Ty

in Unfastened: Globality and Asian North American Narratives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665075
eISBN:
9781452946368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665075.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The hyphenated terms—African American, Asian Canadian, and Asian American—were good transitional designations for the last few decades of the twentieth century for writers whose works were concerned ... More


Organic (De)Composition of Biocapital

Sean McQueen

in Deleuze and Baudrillard: From Cyberpunk to Biopunk

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414371
eISBN:
9781474422369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414371.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyses the second, constitutive pole of biopower, simultaneously transitioning from the second- to third-order simulacrum: simulation. Exemplary of this pole and order is Kazuo ... More


The Promethean Moment: Mary Shelley and Milton’s Monstrous Progeny

Colin Burrow

in Imitating Authors: Plato to Futurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198838081
eISBN:
9780191874604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838081.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores how Enlightenment arguments about the creation of imitation human beings affected thinking about literary imitation. The creation of an imitated human would at once testify to ... More


View: