Prof. Pramod K Nayar’s new book, Alzheimer’s Disease Memoirs: Poetics of the Forgetting Self, has just been published by Springer. The book examines writings by persons in the early stages of AD and biographies of such persons by their carers. The chapters are organised around “the wounded self”, “the wounded narrative”, “biosociality” and questions of “care”. Themes and formal features of numerous AD texts, such as the “AD commons”, stigmatisation, biovalue, the “dysnarrative”, the “affectively coherent narrative”, among others, come in for attention.

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Prof. Pramod K Nayar

Among Nayar’s newest books are The Human Rights Graphic Novel (2021), Essays in Celebrity Culture (2021), Ecoprecarity (2019), Brand Postcolonial (2018), Bhopal’s Ecological Gothic (2017), Human Rights and Literature (2016), among others. His work has most recently appeared in journals such as Journal of PosthumanismBiographyCelebrity StudiesNarrative, besides anthologies like B.R. Ambedkar: The Quest for Justice, The Edinburgh History of Reading, Routledge International Handbook of Charisma, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism, etc. Alzheimer’s Disease Memoirs is the sixth book in his studies of vulnerability and precarity.

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