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The Poetics and Politics of Alzheimer’s Disease Life-Writing

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine ISBN: 9783319443874 9783319443881 Year: Pages: 167 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44388-1 Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Subject: Neurology --- Internal medicine
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This is the first book-length exploration of the thoughts and experiences expressed by dementia patients in published narratives over the last thirty years. It contrasts third-person caregiver and first-person patient accounts from different languages and a range of media, focusing on the poetical and political questions these narratives raise: what images do narrators appropriate; what narrative plot do they adapt; and how do they draw on established strategies of life-writing. It also analyses how these accounts engage with the culturally dominant Alzheimer’s narrative that centres on dependence and vulnerability, and addresses how they relate to discourses of gender and aging. Linking literary scholarship to the medico-scientific understanding of dementia as a neurodegenerative condition, this book argues that, first, patients’ articulations must be made central to dementia discourse; and second, committed alleviation of caregiver burden through social support systems and altered healthcare policies requires significantly altered views about aging, dementia, and Alzheimer’s patients.

Bathroom Songs: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet

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ISBN: 9781947447301 9781947447318 Year: Pages: 306 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0189.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Bathroom Songs: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet is the first book of essays to consider the poetry of one of the twentieth- and early twenty-first-century’s most important literary, affect, and queer theorists. Acclaimed as one of the “truly innovative” poets of her generation by Maud Ellmann, Sedgwick’s work as a poet is, perhaps, less well known, but is no less compelling than her ground-breaking trilogy of queer theoretical texts: Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire, Epistemology of the Closet, and Tendencies.

Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation

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ISBN: 9781501328527 9781501328541 9781501328534 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102549
Subject: Music
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Many critics have interpreted Bob Dylan’s lyrics, especially those composed during the middle to late 1960s, in the contexts of their relation to American folk, blues, and rock ‘n’ roll precedents; their discographical details and concert performances; their social, political and cultural relevance; and/or their status for discussion as “poems.” Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation instead focuses on how all of Dylan’s 1965-1967 songs manifest traces of his ongoing, internal “autobiography” in which he continually declares and questions his relation to a self-determined existential summons.

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