ERIC Number: EJ660757
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: 0
The Rhetorical Function of the Abject Body: Transgressive Corporeality in "Trainspotting."
Harold, Christine L.
JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, v20 n4 p865-87 Fall 2000
Investigates the rhetoric of the posthuman bodies of heroin addicts in the 1996 film "Trainspotting." Notes that the film epitomizes the permeable, fluctuating nature of the physical body and thus highlights the limitations of critical approaches grounded in moral judgment and linear reason. Concludes by drawing out some possible social and political implications of a reconfigured notion of corporeality. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Cluster: Posthuman Rhetorics.