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dc.contributor.authorStoicea, Gabriela
dc.description.abstractGabriela Stoicea examines how the incidence and role of physical descriptions in German novels changed between 1771 and 1929 in response to developments in the study of the human face and body. As well as engaging the tools and methods of literary analysis, the study uses a cultural studies approach to offer a constellation of ideas and polemics surrounding the readability of the human body. By including discussions from the medical sciences, epistemology, and aesthetics, the book draws out the multi-faceted permutations of corporeal legibility, as well as its relevance for the development of the novel and for facilitating inter-disciplinary dialogue.
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dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::D Biography, Literature and Literary studies::DS Literature: history and criticism::DSB Literary studies: generalen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::J Society and Social Sciences::JH Sociology and anthropology::JHB Sociologyen_US
dc.subject.classificationthema EDItEUR::N History and Archaeology::NH History::NHT History: specific events and topics::NHTB Social and cultural historyen_US
dc.subject.otherGerman Novels
dc.subject.otherEuropean Fiction
dc.subject.otherPhysiognomy In Literature
dc.subject.otherFacial Expression In Literature
dc.subject.otherHuman Body In Literature
dc.subject.otherBody Language In Literature
dc.subject.otherCultural History
dc.subject.otherGerman Literature
dc.subject.otherLiterary Studies
dc.titleFictions of Legibility
dc.title.alternativeThe Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin
oapen.imprinttranscript Verlag

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