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Shame and Modern Writing





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ISBN 9780367667016
September 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
258 Pages

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Book Description

Shame and Modern Writing seeks to uncover the presence of shame in and across a vast array of modern writing modalities. This interdisciplinary volume includes essays from distinguished and emergent scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and shorter practice-based reflections from poets and clinical writers. It serves as a timely reflection of shame as presented in modern writing, giving added attention to engagements on race, gender, and the question of new media representation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements



Notes on Contributors





1 Introduction: Shame and Modern Writing



Barry Sheils and Julie Walsh



2 Montaigne’s writing: "honteux insolent"?



Elizabeth Guild



3 Shamefulness and Modernity: remarks on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 129



Thomas Osborne



4 Lyric Shame



Denise Riley



5 Writing to Spare One’s Blushes: Jean Jacques Rousseau’s Confessions and the Automation of Confidence



Christopher John Müller



6 Between Shame and Guilt: Lord Jim and the Confounding of Distinctions



James Brown



7 Black and Ashamed: Deconstructing Race in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man



Zlatan Filipovic



8 The Body that Race Built: Shame, Trauma and Lack in Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye and God Help the Child



Sheldon George



9 ‘The lyric a form / of shame management’?



John Goodby



10 Vulnerability and Vulgarity: The Uses of Shame in the Work of Dodie Bellamy



Kaye Mitchell



11 Writing Shame and Disgust in Susan Gubar’s Memoir of a Debulked Woman



J. Brooks Bouson



12 On Writing-Up: shame and clinical writing



Oliver Sacks and Julie Walsh



13 Shame and Plagiarism



Charles Turner



14 "Dance Like Nobody's Watching": The Mediated Shame of Academic Publishing



Martin Paul Eve



15 Cultural Capital and the Shameful University



Thomas Docherty



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Editor(s)

Biography

Barry Sheils is an Assistant Professor in twentieth and twenty-first century literature at Durham University, where he is also an associate director of the Centre for Cultural Ecologies. He is the author of W.B. Yeats and World Literature: The Subject of Poetry (Routledge), and co-editor of Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community (Palgrave).



Julie Walsh is a Lecturer in Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex, and a psychoanalyst in private practice. She is the author of Narcissism and Its Discontents (Palgrave), and co-editor of Narcissism, Melancholia and the Subject of Community (Palgrave). She is also a member of The Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis.