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The Resource The Modernist Corpse : Posthumanism and the Posthumous, Erin E. Edwards

The Modernist Corpse : Posthumanism and the Posthumous, Erin E. Edwards

Label
The Modernist Corpse : Posthumanism and the Posthumous
Title
The Modernist Corpse
Title remainder
Posthumanism and the Posthumous
Statement of responsibility
Erin E. Edwards
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unconventional take on the corpse challenges traditional conceptions of who-and what-counts as human, while offering bold insights into the modernist projectToo often regarded as the macabre endpoint of life, the corpse is rarely discussed and largely kept out of the public eye. InThe Modernist Corpse, Erin E. Edwards unearths the critically important but previously buried life of the corpse, which occupies a unique place between biology and technology, the living and the dead. Exploring the posthumous as the posthuman, Edwards argues that the corpse is central to understanding relations between the human and its "others," including the animal, the machine, and the thing.From photographs of lynchings to documentation of World War I casualties, the corpse is also central to the modernist project. Edwards turns critical attention to the corpse through innovative, posthumanist readings of canonical thinkers such as William Faulkner, Jean Toomer, W. E. B. Du Bois, Mina Loy, Djuna Barnes, and Gertrude Stein, offering new insights into the intersections among race, gender, technical media, and matter presumed to be dead. Edwards's expansive approach to modernism includes diverse materials such as Hollywood film, experimental photography, autopsy discourses, and the comic stripKrazy Kat, producing a provocatively broad understanding of the modernist corpse and its various "lives."The Modernist Corpseboth establishes important new directions for modernist inquiry and overturns common thought about the relationship between living and dead matter
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P@U
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Edwards, Erin E
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American literature
  • Dead in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Dead in literature
Label
The Modernist Corpse : Posthumanism and the Posthumous, Erin E. Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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: a modernist body count -- Inhuman remains: the production and decomposition of the human in William Faulkner's south -- Autopsy-optics: Jean Toomer's Cane through the photographic lens -- Sutures and grooves: Mina Loy, Baroness Elsa, and the corpus of early-twentieth-century media -- Love and corpses: Djuna Barnes's queer posthumanism -- Coda. in kind cuts: Gertrude Stein's tender buttons and the nonhuman corpse
Control code
on1019666770
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452957289
Lccn
2017005469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zgj25d
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019666770
Label
The Modernist Corpse : Posthumanism and the Posthumous, Erin E. Edwards
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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: a modernist body count -- Inhuman remains: the production and decomposition of the human in William Faulkner's south -- Autopsy-optics: Jean Toomer's Cane through the photographic lens -- Sutures and grooves: Mina Loy, Baroness Elsa, and the corpus of early-twentieth-century media -- Love and corpses: Djuna Barnes's queer posthumanism -- Coda. in kind cuts: Gertrude Stein's tender buttons and the nonhuman corpse
Control code
on1019666770
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452957289
Lccn
2017005469
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1zgj25d
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1019666770

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