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Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas

Authors: Pitt, K.

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This book contextualizes 21st century representations of disappearance, torture, and detention within a historical framework of inter-American narratives. Examining a range of sources, Pitt finds a persistent focus on the body that links contemporary practices of political terror to concerns about corporality and sovereignty.

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KRISTIN E. PITT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.

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"Pitt's comparative analyses of the literary narratives drawn together in Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas enriches and deepens our understanding of the vexed relations between bodies, communities, citizens, and nation-states. Setting out from Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Blithedale Romance and concluding with Edwidge Danticat's The Dew Breaker, she herself weaves an astute and compelling narrative of the roles of literal and figurative bodies in the modern nation. The opening and closing chapters insightfully draw our attention to 'disappeared bodies' not only in literary narratives but also to the only-too-literally disappeared, violated, and tortured bodies of the present. A richly written and important contribution." - Mary N. Layoun, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Disappearing Citizens: Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas

    Pitt, Kristin E.

    Pages 1-21

  • Buried Bodies: Landing a Nation in José de Alencar and Nathaniel Hawthorne

    Pitt, Kristin E.

    Pages 23-69

  • Lost Citizens: Memory and Mourning in William Faulkner and Elena Garro

    Pitt, Kristin E.

    Pages 71-115

  • Tortured Citizens: Terror and Dissidence in Luisa Valenzuela and Edwidge Danticat

    Pitt, Kristin E.

    Pages 117-172

  • Postscript: Disappearing Threats: Reflections on Security, Immigration, and Detention

    Pitt, Kristin E.

    Pages 173-185

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Body, Nation, and Narrative in the Americas
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Kristin E. Pitt
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11534-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230115347
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10713-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29063-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 211
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