Poetics of Forgiveness
Cultural Responses to Loss and Wrongdoing

 

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Poetics of Forgiveness
Cultural Responses to Loss and Wrongdoing

by Jill Scott (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9780230615311

 

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This study argues that the work of forgiveness can facilitate productive mourning and that creative communication plays a critical role in negotiating forgiveness.


Despite recent interest in forgiveness and reconciliation, relatively little research has been conducted on forgiveness in literary studies. A Poetics of Forgiveness explores the profound links between creativity and forgiveness, and argues that creative production and interpretation can play a vital role in practices of forgiveness. Developing a model of "poetic forgiveness" through the work of Julia Kristeva, Jacques Derrida, and Kelly Oliver, A Poetics of Forgiveness asks how forgiveness is expressed in literature and other art forms, and what creative works can bring to secular debates on forgiveness and conflict resolution. Jill Scott explores these questions in a wide variety of historical and cultural contexts, from Homer s Iliad to 9/11 novels, from postwar Germany to post-Apartheid South Africa, in canonical texts and in diverse media, including film, photography, and testimony.


 

ISBN 230615317
ISBN13 9780230615311
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Hardback
Publication date 14/05/2010
Pages 259
Weight (grammes) 470
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 216
Width (mm) 140

Anger without Emotion: Why Revenge Works in Myth from The Iliad to Kill Bill Mourning to the Limit: Forgiveness in H.D.'s The Gift Rhetorical Revenge and Textual Redemption in Kafka's Letter to his Father Rupture: Inappropriate Apology in Ingeborg Bachmann's The Book of Franza Visualizing Reconciliation: Photography and Forgiveness in Germany and Rwanda A Poetics of Ubuntu: The South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission Metaphors of Forgiveness after 9/11