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 Amazon.com 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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