Subjects of Substance

Recent American Literature and the Materiality of Mind

Subjects of Substance traces the ways in which materialist conceptions of selfhood inspire and shape recent U.S. literature. While disciplines like neuroscience and evolutionary biology transform the human self from an immaterial essence into a material construct, authors likewise develop conceptions of somatic subjectivity in conjunction and in contrast with scientific and medical discourses. The present study examines the forms, functions, and effects of materialist models of mind in a number of memoirs and novels. Authors discussed include Michael Clune, Don DeLillo, Kay Redfield Jamison, Siri Hustvedt, Richard Powers, Elyn R. Saks, and David Foster Wallace.

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2019-12-27, ca. 340 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4929-1

This product will be released at 27 December 2019

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Julian Henneberg

Julian Henneberg, Freie Universität Berlin, Deutschland

Author(s)
Julian Henneberg
Book title
Subjects of Substance Recent American Literature and the Materiality of Mind
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 340
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 1 SW-Abbildung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4929-1
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JHB
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 LIT000000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
DSB JHB
Release date
2019-12-27
Edition
1
Topics
Mensch, Literatur, Amerika
Readership
Literary Studies, American Studies, Cultural Studies, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Philosophy, Psychology
Keywords/Tags
20th-Century American Literature, Neuroscience, Self, Brain, Materialism, Literature, America, Human, American Studies, General Literature Studies, Body, Philosophical Anthropology, Literary Studies

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