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Conspicuous bodies : provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie, Jean Kane

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Conspicuous bodies : provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie
Title
Conspicuous bodies
Title remainder
provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie
Statement of responsibility
Jean Kane
Title variation
Provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Conspicuous Bodies: Provincial Belief and the Making of Joyce and Rushdie, Jean Kane re-examines the literature of James Joyce and Salman Rushdie from a post-secularist perspective, arguing that their respective religions hold critical importance in their works. Though Joyce and Rushdie were initially received as cosmopolitans, both authors subsequently reframed their public images and aligned themselves instead with a provincial religious identity, which emphasized the interconnections between religious devotion and embodiment. At the same time, both Joyce and Rushdie managed to resist the doctrinal content of their religions. Conspicuous Bodies presents Joyce as a founder and Rushdie as an inheritor of a distinctive discourse of belief about the importance of physical bodies and knowledge in religious practice. In doing so, it moves the reception of Joyce and Rushdie away from what previous critics have emphasized-away from questions of aesthetics and from a narrow understanding of belief-and instead questions the assumption that belief should be segregated from matters of physicality and knowledge. Kane reintroduces the concept of spiritual embodiment in order to expand our understanding of what counts as spiritual agency in non-western and minority literatures"--
  • "This monograph, the first to link James Joyce and Salman Rushdie, asserts that religion in the works of these authors figures prominently and critically, although it is territory seldom trod by other literary scholars. To advance her argument, Kane demonstrates how each author, initially received as cosmopolitan, took pains to establish his public image by establishing his affiliation with an Irish Catholic or and Indian muslim identity. at the same time, the authors' fiction increasingly exploited spiritual techniques, manipulating their insider-outsider positions through liberal Christian protocols from which the anthropological category 'religion' itself emerged"--
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DLC
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1955-
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Kane, Jean
Dewey number
823/.912
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6019.O9
LC item number
Z66958 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literature, religion, and postsecular studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joyce, James
  • Joyce, James
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Faith in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Human body
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • RELIGION
Label
Conspicuous bodies : provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie, Jean Kane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9780814212608
Lccn
2013047490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40024121923
System control number
(OCoLC)879537580
Label
Conspicuous bodies : provincial belief and the making of Joyce and Rushdie, Jean Kane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9780814212608
Lccn
2013047490
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other control number
40024121923
System control number
(OCoLC)879537580

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