Heterotopia of the nursing home in the contemporary US drama (on the basis of Tina Howe's comedy "Chasing Manet").

Гайдаш, Анна Владиславівна (2016) Heterotopia of the nursing home in the contemporary US drama (on the basis of Tina Howe's comedy "Chasing Manet"). Сучасні літературознавчі студії (13). pp. 125-138. ISSN 2411-3883

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Abstract

The paper tackles the representations of old age in the nursing home play in the broad context of US drama of aging as well as from the perspectives of the recent developments in the field of literary gerontology. Tina Howe’s depiction of the institutional care in “Chasing Manet” (2009) reflects ambivalent sides of the stereotypical perception of the place: the one of the suffocating hopeless prison and unexpectedly another one of encouraging home. Inspired by the works of S. de Beauvoir, M. Hepworth, J. King and U. Kriebernegg, the present study of nursing home in “Chasing Manet” identifies the fictional institution as the utopian model. It reverberates some of the implications of the concept of successful aging. The dramatic depiction of nursing home presupposes surreality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: heterotopia; nursing home; late adulthood; aging; literary gerontology; Tina Howe;
Subjects: Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Humanitarian Institute > Chair of German Philology
Depositing User: доцент каф Анна Владиславівна Гайдаш
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2016 14:14
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2016 14:22
URI: http://elibrary.kubg.edu.ua/id/eprint/15534

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