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Monsters and monstrosity : from the canon to the anti-canon : literary and juridical subversions

Author: Daniela Carpi
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, [2019]
Series: Law & literature (De Gruyter), v. 16.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Every culture knows the phenomenon of monsters, terrifying creatures that represent complete alterity and challenge every basic notion of self and identity within a cultural paradigm. In Latin and Greek culture, the monster was created as a marvel, appearing as something which, like transgression itself, did not belong to the assumed natural order of things. Therefore, it could only be created by a divinity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Carpi
ISBN: 9783110654615 311065461X 9783110653588 3110653583
OCLC Number: 1107796908
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction: What Is a Monster? / Carpi, Daniela --
1. Ontology of the Monstrous --
The Monster's Mystique: Managing a State of Bionormative Liminality and Exception / Costantini, Cristina --
Monsters and Human Solitude / Larsen, Svend Erik --
Sew It up in the Sack and Merge It into Running Waters! Parricidium and Monstrosity in Roman Law / Pelloso, Carlo --
The Technological "Monstrum": Her by Spike Jontze (2013) / Carpi, Daniela --
2. The Monster as a Literary Myth --
Monstrosity and Alterity in H.G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau / Antor, Heinz --
Patriarchal Law and the Ethics and Aesthetics of Monstrosity in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein / Onega, Susana --
Victorian Frankenstein: From Fiction to Science / Soccio, Anna Enrichetta --
Exposed: Dispossession and Androgyny in Contemporary British Fiction / Ganteau, Jean-Michel --
3. Comic and Grotesque Monstrosity --
Who Is the Monster? Laughing at Friends and Foes / Carbone, Paola / Rossi, Giuseppe --
The Monster as a Denial of Difference: A Legal Approach to Kafka's Metamorphosis / Ribeiro, Fernando Armando --
"The Sleep of Reason Brings Forth Monsters": Tim O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods / Amfreville, Marc --
Southern Gothic: The Monster as Freak in the Fiction of Flannery O'Connor / Nadal, Marita --
4. Monstrosity and Migration --
Kafka's Trial and the EU Dublin Asylum System / Ciampi, Annalisa --
Monstrosity "Overseas"? Civilisation, Trade, and Colonial Policy in Conrad's African Tales / Nicolini, Matteo --
Harry Potter and Monstrous Diversity: The Brexit Case / Zanoni, Roberta --
Appendix --
From Me, Martin, the Five-Pawed Bear, A Letter to My Judges / Ost, François --
Monsters and Criminal Law / Sgubbi, Filippo --
Contributors --
Index
Series Title: Law & literature (De Gruyter), v. 16.
Responsibility: edited by Daniela Carpi.
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Every culture has its own monsters, creatures that represent complete alterity and challenge basic notions of self and identity within a given cultural paradigm. This book examines the concept of  Read more...

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