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Human rights, suffering, and aesthetics in political prison literature

This interdisciplinary volume of essays studies human rights in political prison literature, while examining the intersections of suffering, politics, and aesthetics in an interliterary and intercultural context. As the first book to explore the concept of global aesthetics in political prison narratives, it makes a timely contribution to the advocacy and discourse of universal human rights by demonstrating how literary insight enhances the study of this field and encouraging comparative analyses and cross-cultural understanding
eBook, English, c2011
Lexington Books, Lanham, MD, c2011
Criticism, interpretation, etc
1 online resource (viii, 216 p.)
9780739167427, 9781283111386, 9786613111388, 0739167421, 1283111381, 6613111384
Preface / Yenna Wu
Introduction / Yenna Wu
Reviving muted voices : rhizomatous forces in political prison literature / Yenna Wu
Surviving traumatic captivity, arriving at wisdom : an aesthetics of resistance in Chinese prison camp memoir / Yenna Wu
The argument from silence : Morocco's Truth Commission and women political prisoners / Susan Slyomovics
The persistence of spectacle in PRC modes of punishing criminality and deviance / Philip F. Williams
The cocoons of language : torture, voice, event / R. Shareah Taleghani
A primer for the politics and literature of resistance : apparitional subjectivity in The collective autobiography of the New York 21 / Ramsey Scott
Remembering pain in Uruguay : what memories mean in Carlos Liscano's Truck of fools / Eugenio Di Stefano
Deviating from the norm? Two easts testify to a prison aesthetics of happiness / Simona Livescu