內容簡介 Developing from a Ministry of Science and Technology-sponsored project to build a collection of books in the National Cheng Kung University Library centered on the theme of Disease, Disaster, and the Apocalyptic Imagination, these essays showcase the scholarship that has emerged from the acquisition of those texts. One goal of the project is to address the multifarious manifestations of the apocalyptic imagination and their historical, social, cultural, and political significances for civilization from the High Middle Ages to the present time. Another goal is to explore the means by which humans confront the disruptions of violence, disability, illness, aging, catastrophe, and social upheaval. The ten articles collected in this book engage with the ongoing scholarly discourse concerning the human response to disease, disaster, and mortality.
作者介紹 ■作者簡介Carolyn F. ScottShuli Chang Professor FLLD, NCKU Chao-Fang Chen Associate Professor FLLD, NCKU Shu-Ching Chen Professor FLLD, National Chung Hsing University Jeff Johnson Assistant Professor FLLD, NCKU Chung-Hsiung Lai Professor FLLD, NCKU Pei-Chen Liao Associate Professor FLLD, NCKU Min-Tser Lin Associate Professor FLLD, NCKU Carolyn F. Scott Associate Professor FLLD, NCKU Pei-Ju Wu Assistant Professor FLLD, National Chung Hsing University Su-Lin Yu Professor FLLD, NCKU
產品目錄 IntroductionCarolyn F. Scott and Min-Tser LinGender Trouble in Jewish Males: Philip Roth’s The CounterlifeShuli ChangLife Review Weathers All? A Gerontological Approach to “The Jilting of Granny Weatherall”Chao-Fang Chen“Healthy” Food, Sick Bodies, and Transnational Abjects in Ruth L. Ozeki’s My Year of MeatsShu-Ching ChenCalifornia Apocalypse and the Memory of GenocideJeff JohnsonConfronting Death: On Heidegger and LevinasChung-Hsiung LaiMurder in the Name of Honor?: Honor Crimes, Economics, and Ghosts in Nadeem Aslam’s Maps for Lost LoversPei-chen Liao(Re-)Vamping After the Apocalypse: Conflicting Visions of Social Reconstruction in Two Vampire Apocalypse NarrativesMin-Tser Lin“The tour upon the toft:” The Quest for Truth in Piers PlowmanCarolyn F. ScottTravel as a Means to Forgetfulness: Gao Xingjian’s Soul MountainPei-Ju WuRepresenting Self and Disabled Body: The Life Narratives of Disabled Women in TaiwanSu-Lin Yu