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The abject of desire : the aestheticization of the unaesthetic in contemporary literature and culture

Author: Konstanze Kutzbach; Monika Mueller
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2007.
Series: Genus--gender in modern culture, 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Konstanze Kutzbach; Monika Mueller
ISBN: 9789042022645 9042022647
OCLC Number: 180774167
Description: 309 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: On the matter of abjection / Hanjo Berressem --
Queer transformations: renegotiating the abject in contemporary Anglo-American lesbian fiction / Paulina Palmer --
The Bhibhitsa Rasa in Anglophone Indian cultural discourse: the repugnant and distasteful at the level of gender, race and caste / Nilufer Bharucha --
The Gothic-grotesque of Haunted: Joyce Carol Oates's tales of abjection / Susana Araújo --
"Now we know that gay men are just men after all": abject sexualities in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the dead / Dorothea Fischer-Hornung --
Consuming the body: literal and metaphorical cannibalism in Peter Greenaway's films / Tatjana Pavlov --
Shape-shifters from the wilderness: werewolves roaming the twentieth century / Andrea Gutenberg --
The two- ..., one- ..., none-sex model: the flesh( --
)made machine in Herman Melville's "The paradise of bachelors and the tartarus of maids" and J.G. Ballard's Crash / Konstanze Kutzbach --
Fear, melancholy and loss in the poetry of Stevie Smith / Ruth Baumert --
American environmentalism and encounters with the abject: T. Coraghessan Boyle's A friend of the earth / Sylvia Mayer --
Abject cannibalism: anthropophagic poetics in Conrad, White and Tennant --
towards a critique of Julia Kristeva's theory of abjection / Russell West --
"A wet festival of scarlet": Poppy Z. Brite's (un)aesthetics of murder / Monika Mueller --
Interior landscapes: anatlomy art and the work of Gunther von Hagens / Alison Goeller --
Violence, transgression and the fun factor: the imagined atrocities of Will Self's My idea of fun / Frank Lay.
Series Title: Genus--gender in modern culture, 9.
Responsibility: edited by Konstanze Kutzbach and Monika Mueller.

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