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Joyce, Derrida, Lacan, and the trauma of history [electronic resource] : reading, narrative and postcolonialism / Christine van Boheemen -Saaf.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Joyce, Derrida, Lacan, and the trauma of history [electronic resource] : reading, narrative and postcolonialism / Christine van Boheemen -Saaf.
Publication Date:
1999
ISBN:
9780511017544

9780521660365

9780511033254

9780511117886

9780511485336

9780511048494
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-223) and index.
Contents:
The stolen birthright: the mimesis of original loss -- Representation in a postcolonial symbolic -- The language of the outlaw -- The primitive scene of representation: writing gender -- Materiality in Derrida, Lacan, and Joyce's embodied text.
Abstract:
In Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History, Christine van Boheemen-Saaf examines the relationship between Joyce's postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of colonialism in Ireland. Joyce's influence on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derrida's philosophy, Van Boheemen-Saaf suggests, ought to be viewed from a postcolonial perspective. She situates Joyce's writing as a practice of indirect 'witnessing' to a history that remains unspeakable. The loss of a natural relationship to language in Joyce calls for a new ethical dimension in the process of reading. The practice of reading becomes an act of empathy to what the text cannot express in words. In this way, she argues, Joyce's work functions as a material location for the inner voice of Irish cultural memory. This book engages with a wide range of contemporary critical theory and brings Joyce's work into dialogue with thinkers such as Zizek, Adorno, Lyotard, as well as feminism and postcolonial theory.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
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Language:
English