Dis/figuration in the stories of Jean Stafford
Hanson, Clare (2001) Dis/figuration in the stories of Jean Stafford. Yearbook of English Studies, 31, (1), 109-117.
This article explores the complex relationships between bodily change and psychic disturbance as represented in the stories of Jean Stafford. It is argued that Stafford is intensely aware of the significance of the material body in the formation of identity. Drawing on Freud's concept of the 'body ego', that is, the complex map of the body formed through interaction with the material world and with others, it is suggested that Stafford's fiction discloses the hidden, often disavowed connections between 'bodily sensations' or 'internal perceptions' and the ego.
|Keywords:||bodily change, psychic disturbance, body ego, stafford's fiction|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
|Date Deposited:||17 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:31|
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