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Probing the skin : cultural representations of our contact zone

Author: Caroline Rosenthal; Dirk Vanderbeke
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores representations of skin in literature, art, art history, visual media, and medicine and its history. The essays collected here probe the symbolic potential of skin as a shifting sign in various historical and cultural contexts, and also examine the material and organic properties of the body's largest organ. They deal with skin as a sensual organ, as an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Probing the skin
(OCoLC)900179520
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Rosenthal; Dirk Vanderbeke
ISBN: 9781443875189 144387518X 1322889767 9781322889764
OCLC Number: 919495648
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 341 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Literature --
The Treachery of (Local) Colour : Representations of Skin in Louisiana Local Colour Stories / Florian Freitag --
Probing the Scar: An Exploration of Cultural Duality in Alice Walker's The Color Purple and Possessing the Secret of Joy / Agnieszka Lobodziec --
B̀lackening' the Smell of Skin : The Odour of Race in Modernist and Postmodernist Literature / Daniela Babilon --
T̀o Highlight My Beautiful Chocolate Skin' : On the Cultural Politics of the Racialised Epidermis / Silke Hackenesch --
Becoming White in Europe : Skin Discourses and Skin Colour in Contemporary Irish Literature / Sarah Heinz --
An Artist's Second Skin : The Exploration of Skin in Tanizaki Junichiro's "The Tattooer" ("Shisei") / Ana Dosen --
"An Interminable Cretan Labyrinth" : Tattoos as Text in Melville's Sea Fiction / Kerstin Knopf --
Artistic Explorations --
Ventriculus : Residue of Subjectivity / Marie Bannerot McInerney --
A Rash, a Burn, a Bite: Inhabiting Canadian Skin / Aritha Van Herk --
Visual Media and Film --
Marie-Guillemine Benoist's P̀ortrait d'une negresse' and the Visibility of Skin Colour / Mechthild Fend --
Roses and Daggers : Expressions of Emotional Pain and Devotion in 19th-Century Tattoos / Gemma Angel --
Skin Portraiture : Relational Embodiment and Contemporary Art / Heidi Kellett --
Tattoo Art and Art Tattoos : Tattooing as an Artistic Medium since the 1970s / Sabine Kampmann --
Realism versus the Real Thing : Showing Skin in Art and Medicine / Ann Ponten --
Terrifying Skin / Almut Weitze --
Skin-Deep Memos as Prosthetic Memory in Christopher Nolan's Memento (2000) / Catalina Botez.
Responsibility: edited by Caroline Rosenthal and Dirk Vanderbeke.

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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores representations of skin in literature, art, art history, visual media, and medicine and its history. The essays collected here probe the symbolic potential of skin as a shifting sign in various historical and cultural contexts, and also examine the material and organic properties of the body's largest organ. They deal with skin as a sensual organ, as an interface or contact zone, as the visual marker of identity, and as a lieu de memoire in different periods and media. In its material characteristics, skin is regarded as a medium, a.

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