Amputation in Literature and Film: Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Relations, and the Semiotics of "Loss"
Erik Grayson & Maren Scheurer (Editors)
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan; 1st ed. 2021 edition (August 11, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 345 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-3030743765
Amputation in Literature and Film: Artificial Limbs, Prosthetic Relations, and the Semiotics of “Loss” explores the many ways in which literature and film have engaged with the subject of amputation. The scholars featured in this volume draw upon a wide variety of texts, both lesser-known and canonical, across historical periods and language traditions to interrogate the intersections of disability studies with social, political, cultural, and philosophical concerns. Whether focusing on ancient texts by Zhuangzi or Ovid, renaissance drama, folktales collected by the Brothers Grimm, novels or silent film, the chapters in this volume highlight the dialectics of “loss” and “gain” in narratives of amputation to encourage critical dialogue and forge an integrated, embodied understanding of experiences of impairment in which mind and body, metaphor and materiality, theory and politics are considered as interrelated and interacting aspects of disability and ability.