Literary Victorian Criticism

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By Peter Capuano

In Changing Hands, Peter J. Capuano sifts via Victorian literature and tradition for alterations within the manner the human physique is imagined within the face of pressing questions about construction, exertions, gender, type, and racial categorization, utilizing “hands” (the “distinguishing mark of . . . humanity”) because the basic element of reference. Capuano complicates his examine by way of situating the historic argument within the context of questions about the disappearance of fingers in the course of the 20th century into the haze of figurative which means. Out of this curious aporia, Capuano exposes a robust, “embodied handedness” because the ancient foundation for lots of of the uncritically metaphoric, metonymic, and/or ideogrammatic techniques to the learn of the human physique in fresh serious discourse.

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