Making Sense of Suffering: Theory, Practice, Representation
Edited by Bev Hogue & Anna Sugiyama
Suffering may be universal, but it is not universally understood. In this collection, scholars from many nations and disciplines explore theoretical and practical approaches to understanding suffering as well as the ethics and effects of representing suffering in art and literature.
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Key Words: Suffering, ethics, representation, philosophy, religion, human mind, pain, history, health, war.
Introduction: Making Sense of Making Sense of Suffering
Bev Hogue and Anna Sugiyama
PART 1 Suffering in Theory
Metaphysical Suffering, Metaphysics as Therapy
Amber D. Carpenter
The Ethical Fruitfulness of Nietzsche’s View on Suffering
Stein A. Hevrøy
The Difficult Ambiguity of the World: Suffering in the Context of Evolutionary Theology
Does God Suffer? Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theology of Holy Saturday
Matthew Lewis Sutton
What is Sacrifice For? The Structure of Sacrifice in Jan Patočka’s Phenomenology
Post-Structuralist Social Critique and Emotional Instability: Can There Be a Normative Perspective upon Felicitous Self(-Re)-Constitution beyond Normalization and Identity?
Suffering in Silence: Emmanuel Levinas and Jean-Luc Marion on Suffering, Understanding and Language
PART 2 Suffering in Practice
The Music, Art and Ethics of Suffering
Raymond De Vries
The Karbala Tragedy and Suffering in Shia
Understanding the Effects of Interrogational Torture
The Health-within-Illness Experience: An Empowering Dialectic of a New Self for Living in Harmony with Existence and Dealing with Endless Suffering
Edith Ellefsen and Chantal Cara
Research on Curative Speech Acts Observed through a Long-Term Initiative Involving Young Cancer Patients and Grieving Parents in São Paulo, Brazil
From Suffering to Hope and Faith: The Pragmatic Value of Inspirational Literature
Madhavi Gokhale and Milind Malshe
PART 3 Suffering in Representation
‘The pains which I incessantly sustain’: Expressions of Suffering in Elizabethan Lyric Poetry
Maria de Jesus Crespo Candeias Velez Relvas
‘She had not spoken of wishing to die’: Lizzie Siddal and the Ill-Fate of the Rejected Women
Ana Rosa Nobre Goncalves
Ethical Challenges when Reading Aesthetic Rape Scenes
The Mysterious Ways of Suffering: A Reading of Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold by C.S. Lewis
Maria Luísa Franco de Oliveira Falcão
Remembering to Forget: Memory and Suffering in Mansfield Park
The Power of Three: Tripling in Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales and The Picture of Dorian Gray
‘I can’t let myself go’: Piercing through Motherly Landscapes of Loss in A.S. Byatt’s ‘The July Ghost’
Rhetoric and Resistance in Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days
Suffering and War in Fiction: Ian McEwan’s Atonement
Luísa Maria Flora
Making Sense of Verdun: Photography and Emotions during the First World War in France
Bound and Undetermined: Kafka, Abraham and the Meaning of Suffering
Sara Teresa Shafer
About the Editors
Bev Hogue is Associate Professor of English at Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio, where she also directs the Worthington Center for Teaching Excellence. Her research focuses on literature of the dispossessed, examining how individuals and groups assemble narratives to fill gaps in history.
Anna Sugiyama is a graduate student at University of Warsaw. She belongs to the Institution of Political Science and majors in Political Philosophy. She is interested in the history and ideas during the Socialist time of Central European Countries.