Authors often explore the details of identity and body politics through their writing. Czech author Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being deals heavily with the marginalized and oppressed body, considering how such bodies function, how they perceive themselves, how they are perceived by others, and how such bodies are, by nature, a defiance of an established hegemony. The novel considers the exiled body and how such exile can deliver freedom, cause further marginalization, or craft an ambivalent mixture of the two. The oppressed and marginalized body, as understood through literature, acts not just as a mirror of society but also as an avenue for navigating a subject as dense as identity and body politics.
|Commitee:||Berger, Charles, Skoblow, Jeffrey|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|Department:||English Language & Literature|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||MAI 57/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Slavic literature, European Studies, Rhetoric|
|Keywords:||Abject, Bodies, Czech Republic, Identity, Kundera, Milan, Marginalized, Unbearable Lightness of Being|
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