The Poetics and Ethics of (Un-)Grievability in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature) (Hardcover)

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The Poetics and Ethics of (Un-)Grievability in Contemporary Anglophone Fiction (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature) (Hardcover)

By Susana Onega (Editor), Jean-Michel Ganteau (Editor)

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The working hypothesis of the book is that, since the 1990s, an increasing number of Anglophone fictions are responding to the new ethical and political demands arising out of the facts of war, exclusion, climate change, contagion, posthumanism and other central issues of our post-trauma age by adapting the conventions of traditional forms of expressing grievability, such as elegy, testimony or (pseudo-)autobiography. Situating themselves in the wake of Judith Butler's work on (un-)grievablability, the essays collected in this volume seek to cast new light on these issues by delving into the socio-cultural constructions of grievability and other types of vulnerabilities, invisibilities and inaudibilities linked with the neglect and/or abuse of non-normative individuals and submerged groups that have been framed as disposable, exploitable and/or unmournable by such determinant factors as sex, gender, ethnic origin, health, etc., thereby refining and displacing the category of subalternity associated with the poetics of postmodernism.

Product Details ISBN: 9781032389752
ISBN-10: 1032389753
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 27th, 2022
Pages: 230
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature