2016
DOI: 10.1515/genst-2017-0006 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
|
|

Abstract: The subject matter of this paper is the interplay of the female body, law and the technologies of ''domestic'' animals in the novel Burial Rites (2013), a fictionalised biography of the last woman executed in Iceland. Drawing consistent parallels between the convicted woman and animals -lambs in the ''killing pen'' in particular -Hannah Kent problematises long-standing human institutions and traditions such as law, death sentence, patriarchy and the (ab)use of animals. Moreover, she demonstrates that ''the ani… Show more

Help me understand this report

Search citation statements

Order By: Relevance
Select...
0
0
0

Publication Types

Select...

Relationship

0
0

Authors

Journals