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The Resource Flesh and word : reading bodies in Old Norse-Icelandic and early Irish literature, Sarah Künzler

Flesh and word : reading bodies in Old Norse-Icelandic and early Irish literature, Sarah Künzler

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Flesh and word : reading bodies in Old Norse-Icelandic and early Irish literature
Title
Flesh and word
Title remainder
reading bodies in Old Norse-Icelandic and early Irish literature
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Künzler
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Language
eng
Summary
Bodies and their role in cultural discourse have been a constant focus in the humanities and social sciences in recent years, but comparatively few studies exist about Old Norse-Icelandic or early Irish literature. This study aims to redress this imbalance and presents carefully contextualised close readings of medieval texts. The chapters focus on the role of bodies in mediality discourse in various contexts: that of identity in relation to ideas about self and other, of inscribed and marked skin and of natural bodily matters such as defecation, urination and menstruation. By carefully discussing the sources in their cultural contexts, it becomes apparent that medieval Scandinavian and early Irish texts present their very own ideas about bodies and their role in structuring the narrated worlds of the texts. The study presents one of the first systematic examinations of bodies in these two literary traditions in terms of body criticism and emphasises the ingenuity and complexity of medieval texts
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FEM
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Künzler, Sarah
Dewey number
809/.933561
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7162.H86
LC item number
K86 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Trends in medieval philology
Series volume
volume 31
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  • Human body in literature
  • Other (Philosophy) in literature
  • Old Norse literature
  • Irish literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Human body in literature
  • Irish literature
  • Old Norse literature
  • Other (Philosophy) in literature
Label
Flesh and word : reading bodies in Old Norse-Icelandic and early Irish literature, Sarah Künzler
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Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Universität Zürich, 2015
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
  • 6. Concluding Matters
  • 7. List of Abbreviations
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Speak for Yourself! Expressive Mediality and the Self
  • 3. I am the Other -- Who are You? Expressive Mediality and the Other
  • 4. Scratching the Surface: Reading Bodies in Transmissive Mediality
  • 5. The Need to Need: Natural Bodily Matters in Mediality Discourse
Control code
968128021
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110455427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968128021
Label
Flesh and word : reading bodies in Old Norse-Icelandic and early Irish literature, Sarah Künzler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Universität Zürich, 2015
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
  • 6. Concluding Matters
  • 7. List of Abbreviations
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Speak for Yourself! Expressive Mediality and the Self
  • 3. I am the Other -- Who are You? Expressive Mediality and the Other
  • 4. Scratching the Surface: Reading Bodies in Transmissive Mediality
  • 5. The Need to Need: Natural Bodily Matters in Mediality Discourse
Control code
968128021
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110455427
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)968128021

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