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Author Pincikowski, Scott E., 1968-

Title Bodies of pain : suffering in the works of Hartmann von Aue / by Scott E. Pincikowski.

Published New York : Routledge, 2002.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  809.93353 VONA/ PINC    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxvi, 196 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Studies in medieval history and culture ; v. 11.
Studies in medieval history and culture ; v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This study provides a much needed re-evaluation of the role of pain and suffering in Hartmann von Aue. By critically and carefully combining traditional philology with modern theoretical analysis, drawing on theorists such as Mary Douglas, Michele Foucault, Norbert Elias and Elaine Scarry, the author shows how the 'body' is symbolically structured in Hartmann's work to create a distinctly medieval signification system of pain. This system is analysed through an examination of the physical body and social body of the court, and the harmonious and refined image of courtly society as depicted in Hartmann's work where it is shown that the very ideological system that informs courtly life causes suffering in both the physical and social bodies.
Subject Hartmann, von Aue, active 12th century -- Criticism and interpretation.
Pain in literature.
Suffering in literature.
Human body in literature.
ISBN 0415939623