Note to self

Some quick notes before writing today (rather unusual for me):

  • change the title from “Reanimating Ibsen” to “Body, Corpus, and Corpse”?
  • pick up Prendergast’s Chaucer’s Dead Body at the library tomorrow
  • reorganize analysis section (now one big mess) into three separate sections under the headings “Body,” “Corpus,” and “Corpse”
Tomorrow when I’m on campus I also want to take a gander at the following potential sources, if they’re available:
  • Thomas Laqueur. Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1990.
  • Bynum, Caroline Walker. Fragmentation and Redemption: Essays on Gender and the Human Body in Religion. New York: Zone Books, 1991.
  • Bynum, Caroline Walker. The Resurrection of the Body. New York: Columbia UP, 1995.
  • Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U Chicago P, 1999.
  • Frese, Dolores Warwick and Katherine O’Brian O’Keefe, eds. The Book and the Body. Notre Dame: U Notre Dame P, 1997.
  • Barley, Nigel. Grave Matters. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1995.
  • Bronfen, Elisabeth. Over Her Dead Body. New York: Routledge, 1992.
  • Dollimore, Jonathan. Death, Desire and Loss in Western Culture. New York: Routledge, 1998.
  • Petrucci, Armando. Writing the Dead. Stanford: Stanford UP, 1998.
  • Goodwin, Sarah Webster and Elisabeth Bronfen, eds. Death and Representation. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1993.
I got these sources from persuing the few pages of Prendergast that are available for viewing on his book’s page. In his introduction he discusses the following things, among much else:  “recent scholarly preoccupation with the dead body”; “a recuperation of death”; “the well known medieval trope of body as book” (all mentioned on page 4, and all relevant, I think).

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