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Author Cooke, Jennifer, 1977-

Title Legacies of plague in literature, theory and film / Jennifer Cooke
Published Houndmills [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009


Description 1 online resource (x, 226 pages) : illustrations
Contents "But I ain't dead" -- Writing plague : Defoe and Camus -- The politics of plague theatre : Artaud, Čapek, and Camus -- Oedipus the pharmakos and the psychoanalytic plague -- Dreaming plague and plaguing dreams : the teachings of psychoanalysis -- Plague, Jews, and fascist anti-Semites : "the great incurable malady" -- Screening plague images/plaguing screen images : von Trier's Epidemic and hypnosis -- Plague, zombies, and the hypnotic relation : Romero and after
Summary Legacies of Plague in Literature, Theory and Film is an account of the history and continuation of plague as a potent metaphor since the disease ceased to be an epidemic threat in Western Europe. Moving across narrative, theatre, political discourse, psychoanalysis and film theory, the book engages with twentieth-century critiques of fascism, anti-Semitic rhetoric, the Oedipal legacy of psychoanalysis and its reception, film spectatorship and the zombie genre. Plague's legacies lie in our dreams, our fears and in language itself. They reveal the fragility of the social bond; the fascination of diseased spectacle; and the literal and metaphorical power of pestilence. Legacies of Plague highlights the way in which structures of ritual surrounding the contagious and what is tabo, while they may have been practically supplanted, are still operative under new guises in recent and present discourse and can be used to label and stigmatise in powerful and disturbing ways
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-220) and index
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Subject Plague in literature.
Plague -- Social aspects
Epidemics in literature.
Psychoanalysis and literature.
Diseases and literature.
Medicine in literature.
Plague -- history
Medicine in Literature
Literary theory.
Literary studies: general.
Literary studies: plays & playwrights.
Popular culture.
Diseases & disorders.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
Medicine in literature
Diseases and literature
Epidemics in literature
Plague in literature
Plague -- Social aspects
Psychoanalysis and literature
Epidemie Motiv
Pest Motiv
17.93 themes and motives in literature.
24.34 genres of film art.
Plague (disease)
Peste -- Dans la littérature.
Peste -- Au cinéma.
Pest i litteraturen.
Pest i filmen.
Psykoanalys och litteratur.
Pest -- politiska aspekter.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230235427