faculty: "FGw" and publication year: "2008"
| Author||Suzanne Dejevij|
|Title||Cannibalism, Kings and Travelers. Anthropophagy in Shakespeare, Melville and Conrad. An Analysis of the Function and Perversity of Cannibalism in Literature|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Programme||FGw MA Engelse taal en cultuur|
|Classification||18.05 ; 18.06 |
|Abstract||The consumption of human flesh has fascinated writers and researchers throughout the centuries. The kinds of writings differ, from ethnographic accounts by anthropologists to metaphorical prose in philosophical essays as well as the use of language. Cannibalism, or anthopophagy is a social taboo in most societies and religions over the world, yet it appears to be a fascinating subject in literature. Despite its horrifying nature, it is a frequent and|
recurrent theme in literature. Over the centuries, the use of cannibalism in literature has changed in function and meaning. The notion of cannibalism has different functions and meanings in both William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus, Herman Melville’s Typee and
Joseph Conrad’s Falk. All of these stories were written in different periods and reflect the different perspectives of their times. However, there is a main theme of the perversion of society and human nature and the exploration of the fine line between the cultured and the primitive, sanity and madness, nature and society.
|Document type|| scriptie master|
Use this url to link to this page: http://dare.uva.nl/en/scriptie/281956
Contact us about this recordNotify a colleague
Add to bookbag