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On Pain of Speech: Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant

On Pain of Speech: Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Al-Kassim, Dina

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On Pain of Speech tracks the literary rant, an expression of provocation and resistance that imagines the power to speak in its own name where no such right is granted. Focusing on the 'politics of address', Dina Al-Kassim views the rant through the lens of Michel Foucault's noti...on of the biopolitical subject and finds that its abject address is an essential yet overlooked feature of modernism. Deftly approaching disparate fields - decadent modernism, queer studies, subjection, critical psychoanalysis, and postcolonial avant-garde - and encompassing both Euro-American and Francophone Arabic modernisms, she offers an ambitious theoretical perspective on the ongoing redefinition of modernism. She includes readings of Jane Bowles, Abdelwahab Meddeb, and Oscar Wilde, and invokes a wide range of ideas, including those of Theodor Adorno, Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan, Judith Butler, Jean Laplanche, and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
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ISBN 9780520259256
Released NZ 15 Feb 2010
Publisher University of California Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series Flashpoints (part: 1)
Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780520259256
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 15 Feb 2010
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Al-Kassim, Dina
Series Flashpoints (part: 1)
Category Literary & Linguistic Reference Works
Literature: History & Criticism
Literary Theory
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 18mm
Dewey Code 809.9112
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Psychoanalysis in literature, Modernism (Literature), Postcolonialism in literature, Subjectivity in literature, Oratory in literature
NBS Text Literary Theory
ONIX Text General/trade