28 - Life-Writing and Narrative

“My speech turned into a symptom”: Hilary Mantel’s Giving Up the Ghost (2003) and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion

In this work-in-progress paper, I read Hilary Mantel’s memoir as a chronic illness narrative in which ghostly (in)visibility permeates lived experience of undiagnosis (Kafer), epistemic injustice (Fricker) and the cruel optimism (Berlant) of normatively imagined… Read More »“My speech turned into a symptom”: Hilary Mantel’s Giving Up the Ghost (2003) and the Hermeneutics of Suspicion