The Legacies Of Plague In Literature, Theory And Film

Hardcover | May 15, 2009

byJennifer Cooke

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This book is an account of the history and continuation of plague as a potent metaphor since the disease ceased to be an epidemic threat in Western Europe, engaging with twentieth-century critiques of fascism, anti-Semitic rhetoric, the Oedipal legacy of psychoanalysis and its reception, and film spectatorship and the zombie genre.

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This book is an account of the history and continuation of plague as a potent metaphor since the disease ceased to be an epidemic threat in Western Europe, engaging with twentieth-century critiques of fascism, anti-Semitic rhetoric, the Oedipal legacy of psychoanalysis and its reception, and film spectatorship and the zombie genre.

JENNIFER COOKE is Lecturer in English in the Department of English and Drama at Loughborough University, UK.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.64 × 5.73 × 0.82 inPublished:May 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230219349

ISBN - 13:9780230219342

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: 'I Ain't Dead'
Writing Plague: Defoe and Camus 
The Politics of Plague Theatre: Artaud, Capek and Camus
Oedipus the Pharmakos and the Psychoanalytic Plague
Dreaming Plague and Plaguing Dreams: The Teachings of Psychoanalysis
Plague, Jews and Fascist Anti-Semites: 'The Great Incurable Malady'
Screening Plague Images / Plaguing Screen Images: von Triers Epidemic and Hypnosis
Plague, Zombies and the Hypnotic Relation: Romero and After
Bibliography
Index