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Published: 13 August 2019

842 Pages | 11 Illustrations, 10 Tables


ISBN: 9780198840909

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Metaphors of Confinement

The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Monika Fludernik

Law and Literature

  • Examines how literature depicts imprisonment
  • Combines law and literature studies with cognitive metaphor theory and historical analysis
  • Raises topical issues about the ethics of imprisonment and provides a comparative and deeply historical inquiry into the place of the prison in our imagination and world views
  • Illustrates the interplay of recurrent tropes and changing historical conditions enabling readers to follow metaphors through the historical development of specific genres and to contrast divergent deployments of the same metaphor in different discourses of the same period