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The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature, Nina Schmidt

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The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature
Title
The wounded self
Title remainder
writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature
Statement of responsibility
Nina Schmidt
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the German-speaking world there has been a new wave - intensifying since 2007 - of autobiographically inspired writing on illness and disability, death and dying. Nina Schmidt's book takes such writing seriously as literature, examining how the authors of such personal narratives come to write of their experiences between the poles of cliché and exceptionality. Identifying shortcomings in the approaches taken thus far to such texts, she makes suggestions as to how to better read such narratives from the stance of literary scholarship, then demonstrates the value of a literary disability studies approach to such writing with close readings of Charlotte Roche's <i>Schoßgebete</i> (2011), Kathrin Schmidt's <i>Du stirbst nicht</i> (2009), Verena Stefan's <i> Fremdschläfer </i> (2007), and - in the final, comparative chapter - Christoph Schlingensief's <i>So schön wie hier kanns im Himmel gar nicht sein! Tagebuch einer Krebserkrankung</i> (2009) and Wolfgang Herrndorf's blog-cum-book <i>Arbeit und Struktur</i> (2010-13). Schmidt shows that authors dealing with illness and disability do so with an awareness of their precarious subject position in the public eye, a position they negotiate creatively. Writing the liminal experience of serious illness along the borders of genre, moving between fictional and autobiographical modes, they carve out spaces from which they speak up and share their personal stories in the realm of literature, to political ends. Nina Schmidt is a postdoctoral researcher in the Friedrich Schlegel School of Literary Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin
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UkCbUP
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1986-
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Schmidt, Nina
Dewey number
830.9/3561
Index
index present
LC call number
PT415.2.D57
LC item number
S36 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Diseases in literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • German fiction
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • German prose literature
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The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature, Nina Schmidt
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Autofiction, disgust, and trauma: negotiating vulnerable subject positions in Charlotte Roche's Schossgebete -- Looking beyond the self-reflecting the other: staring as a narrative device in Kathrin Schmidt's Du stirbst nicht -- Intertextuality and the transnational in Verena Stefan's Fremdschlafer: writing breast cancer from beyond the border -- Confronting cancer publicly: diary writing in extremis by Christoph Schlingensief and Wolfgang Herrndorf -- Conclusion: "und was dann": recent developments and research desiderata
Control code
CR9781787442870
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781640140165
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature, Nina Schmidt
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 02 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Autofiction, disgust, and trauma: negotiating vulnerable subject positions in Charlotte Roche's Schossgebete -- Looking beyond the self-reflecting the other: staring as a narrative device in Kathrin Schmidt's Du stirbst nicht -- Intertextuality and the transnational in Verena Stefan's Fremdschlafer: writing breast cancer from beyond the border -- Confronting cancer publicly: diary writing in extremis by Christoph Schlingensief and Wolfgang Herrndorf -- Conclusion: "und was dann": recent developments and research desiderata
Control code
CR9781787442870
Extent
1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781640140165
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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