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Aesthetic Nervousness Disability and the Crisis of Representation by Ato Quayson

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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature,
  • Commonwealth literature (English),
  • History and criticism,
  • People with disabilities in literature

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10196403M
ISBN 100231139039
ISBN 109780231139038

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  Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation. Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability/5(25). Aesthetic Nervousness Paperback – J See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback, J "Please retry" — — — Paperback Manufacturer: Columbia Univ Pr. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness.". The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social : $ Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation. Export a RIS file (For EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zotero, Mendeley) Export a Text file (For BibTex) Note: Always review your references and make any necessary corrections before using. Pay .

  Ato Quayson's book, Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation, is a first in many ways. It is the first critical study of global literatures to employ a disability studies framework, and it is the first disability studies informed literary analysis of global or postcolonial literatures, specifically, the works of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee. Aesthetic Nervousness is an ambitious and impressive book, but it suffers slightly from the attempt to be universal and overarching - which, in a paradoxical way, might be seen to go against the Author: Ulrika Maude. One way of reading Aesthetic Nervousness is as not being about disability at all as a positive question, but rather as a reconstitution or recentering of each of these texts, forcing them to circulate in a different discourse than they had before and causing these utterly canonical and in varying degrees ossified texts suddenly to appear unfamiliar and strange. Ato Quayson's book, Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation, is a first in many ways. It is the first critical study of global literatures to employ a disability studies.

  Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social : Ato Quayson.   Buy Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation by Quayson, Ato (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on 5/5(1).   Aesthetic Nervousness is an ambitious and impressive book, but it suffers slightly from the attempt to be universal and overarching - which, in a paradoxical way, might be seen to go against the very notion of uniqueness and singularity evoked by the representation of disability. I am happy to report that Aesthetic Nervousness is that book. Quayson's new work is at once learned, wide-ranging, cosmopolitan, and meticulous. Its subject, for the most part, is modernist and postmodern literature, including the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Author: Lennard J. Davis.