Detsi-Diamanti, Zoe / Kitsi-Mitakou, Katerina / Yiannopoulou, Effie (eds.)
The Flesh Made Text Made Flesh
Cultural and Theoretical Returns to the Body
Year of Publication: 2007
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. X, 173 pp.
ISBN 978-0-8204-6336-0 pb. (Softcover)
Weight: 0.260 kg, 0.573 lbs
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The essays in The Flesh Made Text Made Flesh explore the complexities of modern and postmodern embodiment by drawing attention to a marked tendency in contemporary theory and cultural practice to «return» to flesh and redefine its limits, meanings, and potentialities. Engaging with issues as diverse as technologized performance, cosmetic surgery, and lifestyle TV, the essays in this collection raise crucial questions and open up new horizons for further research in current debates surrounding enfleshment. The cross-disciplinarity of this book, which can be used in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, will attract the attention of scholars from a diversity of fields, such as literature, sociology, popular culture, art, theater, and film.
Contents: Zoe Detsi-Diamanti/Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou/Effie Yiannopoulou: The Flesh Made Text Made Flesh: An Introduction - Johannes Birringer: Body/Art and Technological Transformations: A Workshop - Sue-Ellen Case: Digital Divas: Sex and Gender in Cyberspace - Elizabeth Sakellaridou: Millennial Artaud: Rethinking Cruelty and Representation - Pinelopi Hatzidimitriou: The «Bacchanalian» Body in Theodoros Terzopoulos' Theater: A Case of Interculturalism - Effie Botonaki: Dissecting Bodies and Selves in the Early Modern Period - Jennifer E. Michaels: From Rejection to Affirmation of Their Bodies: The Case of Afro-German Women Writers - Lilijana Burcar: Re-Mapping Nation, Body and Gender in Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient - Leah Bradshaw: Classical Enfleshments of Love - Nigel C. Gibson: The Racial Gaze and the Monstrous African in The X-files Program «The Teliko» - David Roberts/Joss West-Burnham: Speculate and Punish: British Lifestyle TV and the Anxious Body - Sander L. Gilman: Glamour and Beauty - Imagining Glamour in the Age of Aesthetic Surgery.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
The Editors: Zoe Detsi-Diamanti is Assistant Professor in the Department of American Literature and Culture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has been teaching and researching in the fields of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American culture and ideology, American drama and politics, and popular culture. She is the author of Early American Women Dramatists, 1775-1860 (1998), as well as articles in several journals.
Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou is Assistant Professor in the School of English at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She has been teaching and publishing on realism, modernism, and the English novel, as well as on feminist and body theory. She is the author of Feminist Readings of the Body in Virginia Woolf's Novels (1997) and has co-edited a special journal issue for Gramma (2003). She is currently researching on Enlightenment sexualities.
Effie Yiannopoulou is Assistant Professor of English and Cultural Theory at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece. Her publications are in the field of twentieth-century women's writings and have appeared in book collections and international journals. She has recently co-edited Metaphoricity and the Politics of Mobility (2006) and special journal issues for The European Journal of English Studies (2005) and for Gramma (2003). She is currently researching the idea of Europe in the works of Rebecca West.