By Liz Thompson

ISBN-10: 0203933591

ISBN-13: 9780203933596

ISBN-10: 0415424186

ISBN-13: 9780415424189

Via exam of the capabilities of language and cross-cultural readings of literature – from African queer examining to postcolonial Shakespeare – Rooney explores the character of the true, offering: a manner out of a few of the present deadlocks of feminist concept an anti-essentialist method of gender within which either female and male readers may perhaps handle a recognition of the female a platform for postcolonial and postmodernist thinkers to have interaction in a discussion round the prestige of the performative in regard to the opposite a brand new conception of poetic realism in either canonical and postcolonial literatures a re-reading of the Enlightenment legacy when it comes to postcolonial liberation concept a comparability of latest debates at the genuine around the humanities and the sciences. Exploring present principles of performativity in literature and language, and negotiating a course among feminist theory’s universal pitfalls of essentialism and constructivism, Caroline Rooney argues convincingly that by rethinking our figuring out of gender we'd additionally equip ourselves to resist racism and totalitarianism extra successfully.

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What needs to be allowed to be said is that there is a generative capacity outside the order of representation and of iterability thought of in terms of a repetition compulsion. The logos, here, is not a willed ‘let there be’ but a willing ‘let be’. What Butler’s ‘theatre of representations’ has trouble with is the fact or act of composition or the processes of emergence, which could also be thought of in terms of conception and growth, gestation. Where Lacan aptly speaks of ‘Being itself ’ and ‘the ineffaceable character of what is’ in his discussion of Antigone, considerations of the act or process of composition or emergence could also be introduced.

But, no, we can’t for this positive existence of the feminine is said by the theorists not to be: she/it isn’t. Regarding man’s primordial lack in relation to the Thing, this is given as a hole in his being. This Lacanian manque-a`-l’eˆtre is what the feminine comes to signify, to letter as opposed to ˆetre: she takes on the significance of his hole, gap, slash, etcetera.

Then come, my Sister! come, I pray, Wordsworth, ‘To my Sister’34 And Antigone speaks of such implicit or unwritten laws, affirming too: ‘I was born to join in love’. ) What I wish to note about this statement, ‘I was born to join in love’, is that Sophocles seems possibly to be saying something about the feminine aspect of the real that calls for consideration. It is that whilst the masculine may be suggested to be an impetus towards self-separation, the feminine comes into being as that which conjoins: ‘I was born to join in love’.

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