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The Flesh Made Text Made Flesh

Cultural and Theoretical Returns to the Body

Zoe Detsi-Diamanti, Katerina Kitsi-Mitakou and Effie Yiannopoulou

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.