This paper analyses the novel Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2007), highlighting and describing the main character, Alice, as an emblematic wounded hero. It offers a reflection on Alice’s quest and struggle with the loss of herself, including her career, individuality, cognition, and connection to the world around her. I analyse the way in which Alzheimer's literary representation, as offered by Lisa Genova, negotiates contemporary biomedical and disability studies discourses.

“Am I Still Alice?”: The Quest for “a Sense of Self” and Alzheimer’s Disease in Still Alice by Lisa Genova

Battisti
2018-01-01

Abstract

This paper analyses the novel Still Alice by Lisa Genova (2007), highlighting and describing the main character, Alice, as an emblematic wounded hero. It offers a reflection on Alice’s quest and struggle with the loss of herself, including her career, individuality, cognition, and connection to the world around her. I analyse the way in which Alzheimer's literary representation, as offered by Lisa Genova, negotiates contemporary biomedical and disability studies discourses.
9781138584129
Disability Studies
Post-postmodernism
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
post-postmodern hero
Pathography
Alice
Lisa Genova
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