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Stoicea, Gabriela

Fictions of Legibility

The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    Copyright year:
    2019
    To be published:
    November 2019
    ISBN
    978-3-8394-4720-8
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Gabriela Stoicea examines how the incidence and role of physical descriptions in German novels changed between 1771 and 1929 in response to developments in the study of the human face and body. As well as engaging the tools and methods of literary analysis, the study uses a cultural studies approach to offer a constellation of ideas and polemics surrounding the readability of the human body. By including discussions from the medical sciences, epistemology, semiotics, and aesthetics, the book draws out the multi-faceted permutations of corporeal legibility, as well as its relevance for the development of the novel and for facilitating inter-disciplinary dialogue.

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    200 pages
    TRANSCRIPT
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    European Fiction,Physiognomy In Literature,Facial Expression In Literature,Human Body In Literature,Body Language In Literature,Literature,Body,Cultural History,German Literature,Racism,Literary Studies
    Readership:
    Professional and scholarly;

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