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Tytuł: Ways of forgetting: Memory and identity in Alzheimer’s fiction
Autorzy: Więckowska, Katarzyna
Słowa kluczowe: memory
Alzheimer’s fiction
syndrome literature
Data wydania: 2016
Data dodania: 23-lis-2017
Wydawca: The University of Bialystok
Źródło: Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies 14 (3/2016), pp. 67-75
Abstrakt: Alzheimer’s is a disease that poses a challenge to the established ways of thinking about the relation between memory, identity and narrative. In this article, I offer a reading of Lisa Genova’s Still Alice (2007), Stefan Merrill Block’s The Story of Forgetting (2008), and Matthew Thomas’s We Are Not Ourselves (2014) to examine the ways in which the increasingly popular literature of Alzheimer’s represents, and possibly reconfigures, the prevalent notions of identity and memory, as well as the relation between literature and science. A number of critics have noted a shift in contemporary literature demonstrated by the growing focus on neurological conditions. Accordingly, the analysis of Alzheimer’s novels refers to selected critical descriptions of this shift, including the discussions of syndrome literature and the neuronovel.
Afiliacja: Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń
Nota biograficzna: Katarzyna Więckowska is Associate Professor at the Department of English, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, where she teaches cultural and literary studies. She has published Spectres of Men (2014) and On Alterity (2008), and edited and co-edited a number of volumes, including The Gothic (2012) and Ex-changes: Comparative Studies in British and American cultures (2012). Her research interests include contemporary British fiction and critical theory.
DOI: 10.15290/cr.2016.14.3.07
e-ISSN: 2300-6250
Typ Dokumentu: Article
Występuje w kolekcji(ach):Crossroads. A Journal of English Studies, 2016, Issue 14

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