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Flesh and Stone: Dissecting Maternity in the Theatre of Anatomy

Chris Laoutaris

in Shakespearean Maternities: Crises of Conception in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624362
eISBN:
9780748671687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter tries to reverse the assumption that the popular early modern genre of anatomical satire developed purely as a reaction against, and should therefore be understood antithetically to, the ... More


Strange Labours: Maternity and Maleficium in the Theatre of Justice

Chris Laoutaris

in Shakespearean Maternities: Crises of Conception in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624362
eISBN:
9780748671687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter concentrates on the material artefacts of witchcraft and superstition. It specifically addresses the archaeological evidence and what it tells about those anxieties which surrounded ... More


Postscript: Our Maternities: The Historical Legacy

Chris Laoutaris

in Shakespearean Maternities: Crises of Conception in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624362
eISBN:
9780748671687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624362.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The maternal body has a rich and complex history. It is hoped that this book has been a first step towards recuperating a maternal body which is not historically passive but dynamic, active and ... More


‘Pleasing punishment’: motherhood and comic narrative

Felicity Dunworth

in Mothers and Meaning on the Early Modern English Stage

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076329
eISBN:
9781781702161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076329.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter discusses the importance of the physical specialness of the mother's body to her dramatic value. Taking two plays about Patient Griselda written forty years apart (by Phillip and Dekker) ... More


Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' gloss on Charles Clifford's nineteenth-century photograph “Alhambra” in Camera Lucida and explores how, via this image, Barthes conjures up an alternative model ... More


Toward a Mother-Love Worthy of the Name: The Language of Abjection in Arrowroot, Nakagami, and Irigaray

in This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762335
eISBN:
9780804772518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762335.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the contribution of Tanizaki Jun'ichirō's novel Arrowroot on the feminist debate on maternity. It considers Nakagami Kenji's review of the novel, Julia Kristeva's theory of ... More


Journeys of the Matrix: In and Out of the Maternal Body

Irina Aristarkhova

in Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159296
eISBN:
9780231504089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159296.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the issue of the nature of matrix, the term itself and questions surrounding it. The word matrix has long been used to denote “the womb” and “mother.” However, this connection ... More


Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Irina Aristarkhova

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159296
eISBN:
9780231504089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159296.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The question “Where do we come from?” has fascinated philosophers, scientists, and artists for generations. This book reorients the question of the matrix as a place where everything comes from ... More


Exposing the Breast: The Animal and the Abject in American Attitudes Toward Breastfeeding

Rebecca Tuvel

in Coming to Life: Philosophies of Pregnancy, Childbirth and Mothering

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244607
eISBN:
9780823250677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244607.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter explores a curiosity in American attitudes towards breastfeeding through various cultural moments. Despite the medical community's recommendation for mothers to breastfeed, the United ... More


Introduction

Irina Aristarkhova

in Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159296
eISBN:
9780231504089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159296.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This book presents research on the philosophical, biomedical, and cultural understandings of the matrix in relation to the notion of hospitality. Matrix is understood to denote a diversity of things, ... More


Materializing Hospitality

Irina Aristarkhova

in Hospitality of the Matrix: Philosophy, Biomedicine, and Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159296
eISBN:
9780231504089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159296.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines, through the concept of hospitality, the ethical potential of having a different formulation of the matrix. The matrix obtains its scientific, cultural, and philosophical ... More


The bill of fare: The politics of food in Maria Edgeworth’s children’s fiction

Sarah Moss

in Spilling the Beans: Eating, Cooking, Reading and Writing in British Women's Fiction, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719076510
eISBN:
9781781702710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719076510.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses Maria Edgeworth's writing for children, looking at the centrality of food in the cultural and social constitution of the child. It notes that Edgeworth's children's fiction is ... More


Prodigal (Non)Citizens: Teen Pregnancy and Public Health at the Border

Ruby C. Tapia

in American Pietàs: Visions of Race, Death, and the Maternal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816653102
eISBN:
9781452946153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816653102.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter draws upon the work of both critical-race theorists and feminist sociologists to analyze how the California Department of Health Services’ “Partnership for Responsible Parenting” ... More


The Demon within: Yosano Akiko and Motherhood

Leith Morton

in The Alien Within: Representations of the Exotic in Twentieth-Century Japanese Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832926
eISBN:
9780824870201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832926.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the poetry and prose Akiko wrote about childbirth. This was an equally revolutionary theme in its day since childbirth was a taboo topic in literature, the prejudice against ... More


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