Tell-Tale Heart: Organ Donation and Transplanted Subjectivities

@article{Stabile2011TellTaleHO,
  title={Tell-Tale Heart: Organ Donation and Transplanted Subjectivities},
  author={Susan M. Stabile},
  journal={Biography},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={132 - 140}
}
After a fatal cardiac arrest in June 2009, my five-year-old niece was revived and put on life-support until her “new heart” arrived (at the awed relief of my family and the unbearable loss of another’s) on the morning of August 6th. I will explore what I call the “transplanted subjectivities” formed through the anonymous gestures of organ donation, as the transplanted organ upsets the boundaries between separate bodies and intimate, incorporated, though anonymous identities. Illuminating… Expand
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