quotes tagged with 'Borden'

If the plural 'we' subsumed individual horror into a larger medical community, it also suggests the oppression of uniform and ideology, bringing the nurses rather close to the emasculated 'they' who are being treated: 'He is blind, deaf, dead, as I am-another machine just as I am'.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 222Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital masculinity shield femininity horror Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

men's bodies are like clothes to be mended, food to be cooked, metal to be beaten back to shape.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 220Saved by highflyingbabe in body masculinity gender sexuality horror Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Death becomes a saviour to this endless recycling, an end to pain: in Borden, the nurses become 'conspirators' against the right to die

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 202Saved by highflyingbabe in hospital death horror trauma Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

the strident repetition of 'we as 'one life', cancelling all distance between the soldier and the nurse, shows an over-eagerness to stake a claim on contemporary events whose underside is moments of isolation and anxiety.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 187Saved by highflyingbabe in knowledge writing femininity Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The 'our' in Mary Borden's preface is also a footnote to history, stressing female presence and communality within the forbidden zone.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 183Saved by highflyingbabe in experience knowledge gender femininity Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Borden would boldly lay claim to bodily knowledge, traditionally associated with the male experience of the war.

Author: Santanu Das, Source: Touch and Intimacy in First World War Literature, 8Saved by highflyingbabe in body experience knowledge trauma Borden 8 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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