Legacies of Plague in Literature, Theory and Film

Authors: Cooke, J.

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This book is an account of the history and continuation of plague as a potent metaphor since the disease ceased to be an epidemic threat in Western Europe, engaging with twentieth-century critiques of fascism, anti-Semitic rhetoric, the Oedipal legacy of psychoanalysis and its reception, and film spectatorship and the zombie genre.

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JENNIFER COOKE is Lecturer in English in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University, UK.

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'The impact of bubonic plague did not cease with the last major European epidemic of 1720. As Cooke's illuminating study demonstrates, Western culture is haunted by this horrifying disease which continues to infect the images of novels, plays and films. Legacies of Plague is a compelling and perceptive exploration of the grim aesthetic and political afterlife of a uniquely terrifying affliction.' - Margaret Healy, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Sussex, UK


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Cooke, Jennifer

    Pages 1-15

  • Writing Plague: Defoe and Camus

    Cooke, Jennifer

    Pages 16-43

  • The Politics of Plague Theatre: Artaud, Capek and Camus

    Cooke, Jennifer

    Pages 44-72

  • Oedipus the

    Cooke, Jennifer

    Pages 73-96

  • Dreaming Plague and Plaguing Dreams: The Teachings of Psychoanalysis

    Cooke, Jennifer

    Pages 97-114

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $115.00
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-21934-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Legacies of Plague in Literature, Theory and Film
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-23542-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230235427
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-21934-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 226
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