Knowledge and pain /

Pain studies, both in exact sciences and in the humanities, are a fast-shifting field. This volume condenses a spectrum of recent views of pain through the lens of humanistic studies. Methodologically, the volume is an interdisciplinary study of the quest.

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Cohen, Esther
Format: Book
Published: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2012.
Series:At the interface/probing the boundaries. Making sense of pain.
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction: In Despite; Knowing Pain; Part I ANTECEDENTS; 'If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?' Reflections on the Diminishing of the Other's Pain; Gower and Chaucer on Pain and Suffering: Jephte's Daughter in the Bible, the 'Physician's Tale, ' and the Confessio Amantis; Pain as Emotion: The Role of Emotional Pain in Fifteenth-Century Italian Medicine and Confession; Part II RECONCEPTUALIsATIONS; The Changing Faces of Love Torments: Continuity and Rupture in the Medical Diagnosis of Lovesickness in the Modern West.
  • The Rhetoric of Pain: Religious Convulsions and Miraculous Healings in the Jansenist Parish of Saint Médard, Paris (1727-1732)The Limits of Enlightenment Sensitivity To the Suffering of Animals; Part III DECODINGS; Visceral Pleasures and Pains; The Code of Pain in Chekhov; After the Camps: Semantic Shift and the Experience of Pain; Part IV EPIPHENOMENA; Folk Theodicy in Concentration Camps: Literary Representations; Pain and Blame: Psychological Approaches to Obstetric Pain, 1950-1980; Part V NARRATIVES; What Does Falling Ill Mean? Illness Narratives as Elucidation of Experience Expertise.
  • Place and Space in Christine Brooke-Rose's Life, End ofRepresentations of Dementia in Narrative Fiction; Fending off Pain: David Grossman's Labyrinth of Language; Part VI IMAGES: RECIDIVISM OR HOPE?; Tangled Complicities: Extracting Knowledge from Images of Abu Ghraib; 'Sorting through My Grief and Putting It into Boxes': Comics and Pain; Abbreviations; Notes on Contributors.