Medial Bodies Between Fiction and Faction

Reinventing Corporeality

Edited by Denisa Butnaru

Transcript-Verlag

Medial Bodies Between Fiction and Faction

Pub Date: March 2020

ISBN: 9783837647297

300 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Medial Bodies Between Fiction and Faction

Reinventing Corporeality

Edited by Denisa Butnaru

Transcript-Verlag

In the past decades, developments in the fields of medicine, new media, and biotechnologies challenged many representations and practices, questioning the understanding of our corporeal limits. Using concrete examples from literary fiction, media studies, philosophy, performance arts, and social sciences, this collection underlines how bodily models and transformations thought until recently to be only fictional products have become a part of our reality. The essays provide a spectrum of perspectives on how the body emerges as a transitional environment between fictional and factual elements, a process understood as faction.

About the Author

Denisa Butnaru (Dr.), born in 1980, is the principal investigator of the project “Deviant Bodies. Extended Bodies". The project is funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and based at the University of Konstanz. Her major fields of interest include theories of subject and subjectivity in phenomenology, sociology of the body, science and technology studies, disability studies, and qualitative methodology in social sciences. Her research focuses on the transformation of the body by recent technologies, such as exoskeletons, while using the phenomenology of the body as a theoretical background.