The Sick Body in the "Autobiography" of Kata Árva Bethlen Cover Image

A beteg test Árva Bethlen Kata Önéletírásában
The Sick Body in the "Autobiography" of Kata Árva Bethlen

Author(s): Tamara Morvai Nagybali
Subject(s): Hungarian Literature, Theory of Literature
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: autobiography; early modern literature; corporeal narratology; Kata Árva Bethlen; asceticism; pietism; self-representations samples; body image; illness; cognitive metaphor

Summary/Abstract: The aim of the paper is the examination of the appearance of the sick body in Kata Árva Bethlen’s Önéletírás[Autobiography]. The introductory part of the work outlines the differences between the early modern and the modern body image. It examines the presence of epidemics and different illnesses in the autobiography, as well as the metaphorical linguistic representations of the illness. The paper goes into detail about the effects, alongside which the body is formulated; herein it analyses the effect of widows’ prayers, Protestant asceticism and of pietism.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 131-151
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Hungarian