Kérchy, Anna

Anna Kérchy is a Senior Assistant Professor at the Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Szeged, Hungary. She holds a DEA in Semiology from Université Paris 7 and a PhD in Literature from the University of Szeged.

Body Texts in the Novels of Angela Carter. Writing From a Corporeagraphic Point of View
2008 0-7734-4892-6
This study fills a major gap of Carter’s reception and enters into dialogue with current post-semiotical theories of the embodied subject by virtue of focusing on the dynamics of the meaning-in-process concomitant with the subject-in-process (Kristeva 1985) and the body-in-process. Through a corporeal narratological method—a close-reading interfacing of semioticized bodies in the text and of the somatized text on the body—the author deciphers how the ideologically disciplined, normativized-neutralized, ‘cultural’ body and its repressed yet haunting transgressive, corporeal, material ‘reality’ (are) (de)compose(d by) the Carterian fiction’s destabilizing discursive subversions and vibrations surfacing in narrative blind-spots, overwritings, textual ruptures or rhetorical manoeuvres.

Postmodern Reinterpretations of Fairy Tales: How Applying New Methods Generates New Meanings
2011 0-7734-1519-X
These essays analyze the intersection of fairy tale, fantasy and reality in postmodern artistic texts. The editor underscores the transformation of both the reader-writer relationship and epistemological and ontological considerations by new technologies and emerging subgenres. This book contains 12 color plates and ten black and white photographs.