By Jennifer R. Ballengee
Explores the rhetorical features of torture and the witnessing of torture in either classical texts and modern contexts.
The Wound and the Witness deals a traditionally grounded method to an pressing modern challenge: the endurance of torture in Western tradition. Drawing upon historical Greek and Roman texts, in addition to modern media occasions, Jennifer R. Ballengee explores the spectacle of torture as a persuasive equipment. She means that either torture and the witnessing of torture are types of polemical writing, performed at the physique. The research combines shut examining and philological examine with a materialist cultural method of old Greek theater, early Christian money owed of martyrdom, and up to date political controversies over the interrogation strategies within the U.S. government-run Guantánamo and Abu Ghraib prisons. through incorporating key classical texts by way of Sophocles, Achilles Tatius, and Prudentius, the writer demonstrates how deeply the traditional literature resonates with modern problems with the physique, rhetoric, and the spectacle of ache.
Read or Download The Wound and the Witness: The Rhetoric of Torture PDF
Similar Ancient Classical books
Born within the Castilian city of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation while she used to be twenty-one. plagued by ailment, doubts and self-recrimination, she steadily got here to acknowledge the facility of prayer and contemplation—her religious enlightenment used to be intensified by way of many visions and mystical stories, together with the piercing of her middle through a spear of divine love.
Ausonius of Bordeaux, poet, professor, and statesman, lived in the course of the Fourth Century A. D, a time of significant cultural and political swap. As an imperial courtier, he was once heavily serious about the management of the Roman Empire. A prolific and unique poet, Ausonius lined an staggering stylistic diversity in his many and sundry poems.
This research of the politics and tradition of Japan through the interval of the second one global warfare argues that the wartime regime, repressive because it was once, was once very varied from modern totalitarian states.
This publication collects jointly ten contributions by way of prime students within the box of Alexander experiences which symbolize the main complex scholarship during this quarter. They span the gamut among old reconstruction and historiographical learn, and, seen as a complete, symbolize a large spectrum of method.
Extra info for The Wound and the Witness: The Rhetoric of Torture
- Download E-books Horace: Satires, Epistles and Ars Poetica (Loeb Classical Library, No. 194) (English and Latin Edition) PDF
- Download E-books Modes of Viewing in Hellenistic Poetry and Art (Wisconsin Studies in Classics) PDF