A Poetics of Forgiveness

Cultural Responses to Loss and Wrongdoing

Authors: Scott, J.

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Despite recent interest in forgiveness and reconciliation, relatively little research has been conducted on forgiveness in literary studies. A Poetics of Forgiveness explores the profound links between creativity and forgiveness, and argues that creative production and interpretation can play a vital role in practices of forgiveness. Developing a model of "poetic forgiveness" through the work of Julia Kristeva, Jacques Derrida, and Kelly Oliver, A Poetics of Forgiveness asks how forgiveness is expressed in literature and other art forms, and what creative works can bring to secular debates on forgiveness and conflict resolution. Jill Scott explores these questions in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts, from Homer s Iliad to 9/11 novels, from postwar Germany to post-Apartheid South Africa, in canonical texts and in diverse media, including film, photography, and testimony.

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JILL SCOTT is Associate Professor of German at Queen's University, UK.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Poetics of Forgiveness

    Pages 1-24

    Scott, Jill

  • Anger without Emotion: Revenge from the

    Pages 25-43

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  • Mourning to the Limit: Forgiveness in H.D.’s

    Pages 45-64

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  • Phonemes of Forgiveness in Kafka’s

    Pages 65-87

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  • Inappropriate Apology in Ingeborg Bachmann’s

    Pages 89-112

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Poetics of Forgiveness
Book Subtitle
Cultural Responses to Loss and Wrongdoing
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Jill Scott
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-10624-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230106246
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-61531-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37911-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 259
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations
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