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Womb Fantasies free pdf "Womb Fantasies "examines the womb, an invisible and mysterious space invested with allegorical significance, as a metaphorical space in postwar cinematic and literary texts grappling with the trauma of post-holocaust, postmodern existence. In addition, it examines the representation of visible spaces in the texts in terms of their attribution with womb-like qualities. The framing of the study historically within the postwar era begins with a discussion of Eero Saarinen s "Womb Chair" in the context of the Cold War s need for safety in light of the threat of nuclear destruction, and ranges over films such as Marguerite Duras and Alan Resnais film "Hiroshima mon amour" and Duras novel "The Vice-Consul," exploring the ways that such cultural texts fantasize the womb as a response to trauma, defined as the compulsive need to return to the site of loss, a place envisioned as both a secure space and a prison. The womb fantasy is linked to the desire to recreate an identity that is new and original but ahistorical."

About Caroline Rupprecht

Caroline Rupprecht is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at Queen s College (CUNY). "

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Author : Caroline Rupprecht
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Data Published : 30 July 2013
ISBN : 0810129132
EAN : 9780810129139
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 132 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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