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

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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Genre
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 Schoßgebete (2011), Kathrin Schmidt's Du stirbst nicht (2009), Verena Stefan's Fremdschläfer (2007), and - in the final, comparative chapter - Christoph Schlingensief's So schön wie hier kanns im Himmel gar nicht sein! Tagebuch einer Krebserkrankung (2009) and Wolfgang Herrndorf's blog-cum-book Arbeit und Struktur (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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N$T
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1986-
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Schmidt, Nina
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Autobiographical fiction, German
  • Diseases in literature
  • German fiction
  • German prose literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Deutsch
  • Literatur
  • Krankheit
  • Behinderung
  • Sterben
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The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature, Nina Schmidt
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
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on1040072224
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unknown
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781787442870
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt21137mf
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not applicable
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unknown
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040072224
Label
The wounded self : writing illness in twenty-first-century German literature, Nina Schmidt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
on1040072224
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787442870
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt21137mf
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1040072224

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