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Title Ethics and affects in the fiction of Alice Munro / Amelia DeFalco, Lorraine York, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 250 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism
Palgrave studies in affect theory and literary criticism.
Springer Literature, Cultural and Media Studies eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro; Praise for Ethics and Affects in the Fiction of Alice Munro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Chapter 1 Introduction: Risking Feeling: Alice Munro's Fiction of "Exquisite Shame"; Bibliography; Chapter 2 Ethics and Infant Feeding in Alice Munro's Stories; Bibliography; Chapter 3 The Shame of Affect: Sensation and Susceptibility in Alice Munro's Fiction; Risky Feelings; Other People's Feelings; Sticky Affects and Greasy Excitement; Bibliography; Chapter 4 Embodied Shame and the Resilient Ethics of Representation in Alice Munro's "The Bear Came Over the Mountain"
From Shame to Knowledge to EthicsShame as Psychosocial Emotion of Exposure; The Intrusion of the Semiotic into the Symbolic: "Coming Over the Mountain," or Reaching Out to the Stranger Within; Bibliography; Chapter 5 Alice Munro's Dramatic Fictions: Challenging (Dis)Ability by Playing with Oedipus the King and Embracing the Queer Art of Failure; Coming to Terms with Oedipal Violence and the Queer Art of Failure; Deconstructing Disability and Shame Through Embodied Communication; Bibliography
Chapter 6 "Chunks of Language Caught in Her Throat": The Problem of Other(ed) Minds in Alice Munro's Stories of Cognitive DisabilityBibliography; Chapter 7 Alice Munro and the Shame of Murder; Making Meaning of Murder; Munro and the Subject of Murder; The After of Murder; Bibliography; Chapter 8 Child's Play: Ethical Uncertainty and Narrative Play in the Work of Alice Munro; Bibliography; Chapter 9 Gravel and Grief: Alice Munro's Vulnerable Landscapes; The Ethos of Landscape; Encrypting Loss; Reckoning with Waste; Bibliography; Chapter 10 "A Sort of Refusal": Alice Munro's Reluctant Career
Summary Ethics and Affects in the Fiction of Alice Munro explores the representation of embodied ethics and affects in Alice Munro's writing. The collection illustrates how Munro's short stories powerfully intersect with important theoretical trends in literary studies, including affect studies, ethical criticism, age studies, disability studies, animal studies, and posthumanism. These essays offer us an Alice Munro who is not the kindly Canadian icon reinforcing small-town verities who was celebrated and perpetuated in acts of national pedagogy with her Nobel Prize win; they ponder, instead, an edgier, messier Munro whose fictions of affective and ethical perplexities disturb rather than comfort. In Munro's fiction, unruly embodiments and affects interfere with normative identity and humanist conventions of the human based on reason and rationality, destabilizing prevailing gender and sexual politics, ethical responsibilities, and affective economies. As these essays make clear, Munro's fiction reminds us of the consequences of everyday affects and the extraordinary ordinariness of the ethical encounters we engage again and again. .
Other author DeFalco, Amelia, editor.
York, Lorraine, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Munro, Alice, 1931- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ethics in literature.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9783319906447 electronic book
3319906445 electronic book