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Reassembling Pain, Reassembling the Reading of Fiction

An Inquiry into the Ontology of Drama

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Table of contents (5 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Part I: Textual Pre-Figuration

    • Eric Baudner
    Pages 45-98
  3. Part II: Ontological Pre-Figuration

    • Eric Baudner
    Pages 99-134
  4. Part III: How to Reassemble Reading

    • Eric Baudner
    Pages 135-218
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 227-229

About this book

The present book deals with Sarah Kane’s dramatic text Cleansed to show a specific negotiation of violence, pain, life and death – one that is not necessarily causal or dichotomous. Instead, a new mode of reading, based on Bruno Latour’s take on Actor-Network-Theory, helps to make fictional worlds simultaneously intelligible in a mediate and in an immediate way. This results in an unprecedented understanding of how language can influence and modify ontological configurations. Eventually, this allows for a re-evaluation of political problems that occur in the 20th and 21st century.

About the author
Eric Baudner studied English and German studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The present work was finished with the help of a scholarship within the DFG post graduate program “Materiality and Production”.

Keywords

  • In-Yer-Face Theatre
  • Sarah Kane
  • Cleansed
  • Actor-Network-Theory
  • Contemporary British Drama

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wuppertal, Germany

    Eric Baudner

About the author

About the author
Eric Baudner studied English and German studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. The present work was finished with the help of a scholarship within the DFG post graduate program “Materiality and Production”.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Reassembling Pain, Reassembling the Reading of Fiction

  • Book Subtitle: An Inquiry into the Ontology of Drama

  • Authors: Eric Baudner

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-62624-5

  • Publisher: J.B. Metzler Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: J.B. Metzler Humanities (German Language)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer-Verlag GmbH, DE, part of Springer Nature 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-62623-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-62624-5

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VI, 229

  • Number of Illustrations: 78 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Drama, European Literature, Poststructuralism

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-662-62624-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 74.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)