Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture

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As theoretical positions and as affective experiences, the twin currents of contrition - guilt and shame - permeate literary discourse and figure prominently in discussions of ethics, history, sexuality and social hierarchy. This collection of essays, on French and francophone prose, poetry, drama, visual art, cinema and thought, assesses guilt and shame in relation to structures of social morality, language and self-expression, the thinking of trauma, and the ethics of forgiveness. The authors approach their subjects via ...

Guilt and Shame: Essays in French Literature, Thought and Visual Culture 2009, Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften, Bern

ISBN-13: 9783039115631

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