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POISON AND POISONING IN SCIENCE, FICTION AND CINEMA : precarious identities.

Publisher: [S.l.] : SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PU, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is about poison and poisonings; These considerations lead the editors of this volume to the notion of "precarious identities" as a key discursive marker of poisons and related substances.

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 3319879006 9783319879000
OCLC Number: 1085179044
Contents: 1.Introduction - Heike Klippel, Bettina Wahrig, Anke Zechner.- 2. Cases and Environments: Female Poisoners in Eighteenth-Century Germany - Julia Saatz.- 3. The Truth About the Lafarge Affair: Controversies and Poisons in Salons and Academies - Jose Bertomeu Sanchez.- 4. "Nature is Lopsided": Muscarine as Scientific and Literary Fascinosum - Bettina Wahrig.- 5. "Everything stays down where it's wounded": Precarious Ontologies and Ecologies of Poison - Stephan Trinkaus.- 6. Metamorphoses: "Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds": Investigations into Life, Death, Resuscitation and "Vegetable Poisons" in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain - Silvia Micheletti.- 7. "These Pale Alchemies": Lucretia Borgia in Nineteenth-Century Literature - Martina Mittag.- 8. Magic Matters: On Sexed Bodies and Early Film - Kathrin Peters.- 9. Fun and Games: The Joy of Poisoning in Children's Literature - Sylvia A. Pamboukian.- 10. Nuclear Power Subjects: Superheroes and Energetic Film - Andre Wendler.- 11. Visualizing the Invisible: From Substance to Phantasm. Poison Motifs in Narrative Cinema Heike Klippel.- 12. Cinema and the Motif of Poison as Intermingling - Anke Zechner.- 13. Serial Poisoning: Actualizations of the "Yellow Peril" in 1960s Fu Manchu Films - Maja Figge.- 14. Poison Ivy, Lux Interior, Cramps: Cinema as Ontoxicological "Mit-Gift" (Being-With Not as a Given) - Drehli Robnik.- 15. Queering Autoimmunity with Sexual Difference: On Todd Haynes' Poison (1991) and Safe (1997) - Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky.- 16. Conclusion: Identity, Precariousness, and Poison: A Brief and Political Outlook - Heiko Stoff.

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