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Shattering Biopolitics: Militant Listening and the Sound of Life

Naomi Waltham-Smith

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294862
eISBN:
9780823297498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294862.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

At the root of the marginalizations of certain forms of life, even to the point where they are deemed unworthy of living, are often mishearings or failures to listen. In short, the relation between ... More


Derrida, Cixous, and the Impostor

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses Derrida's, Genèses, généalogies, genres et le génie (Geneses, genealogies, genres and genius), the text of a lecture given in 2003 to mark the gift made by Hélène Cixous of her ... More


The Subject of Love: Hélène Cixous and the Feminine Divine

Sal Renshaw

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069604
eISBN:
9781781702956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069604.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is about abundant, generous, other-regarding love. In the history of Western ideas of love, such a configuration has been inseparable from our ideas about divinity and the sacred, often ... More


Last

Nicholas Royle

in In Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748632954
eISBN:
9780748671625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632954.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author supplied a list of the provisional titles of the pieces in this book that have been imagined. At the end, after ‘Forgetting Well’, he defined the addition of something called ‘Last’. In ... More


Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on ... More


Marie Esquiron: ‘Ma triste et injuste séquestration’

Susannah Wilson

in Voices from the Asylum: Four French Women Writers, 1850-1920

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199579358
eISBN:
9780191595226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579358.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries), European Literature

This chapter considers a memoir written in 1893 by the feminist activist Marie Esquiron, in protest at her incarceration in a private psychiatric clinic. Using by means of comparison the case of ... More


Language, Gender, and Reason: A Critical Analysis of Some Feminisms of Difference

Patrick Colm Hogan

in The Politics of Interpretation: Ideology, Professionalism, and the Study of Literature

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062724
eISBN:
9780199855247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062724.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Undoubtedly, the most influential challenge to the sort of political interpretation proposed above—with its emphasis on rational inference and empirical enquiry and its downplaying of language as a ... More


Cixous's Semi-Fictions: Thinking at the Borders of Fiction

Mairéad Hanrahan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642281
eISBN:
9781474406352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hélène Cixous, author of over forty works of fiction, was deemed by Derrida to be the greatest living writer in French in 1990. Consistent with this evaluation, her writing is renowned for its dense ... More


Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Sarah Jackson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748685318
eISBN:
9781474412360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the field of haptic aesthetics has received significant critical interest in recent years, the intimate connection between touching and writing remains neglected. Contributing to current ... More


Without Mastery: Reading and Other Forces

Sarah Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748669974
eISBN:
9781474400985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Masterful thinking – characterised by belief in what Freud called ‘omnipotence of thoughts’ – has left the Earth in environmental crisis and the university in ruins. This book turns to literature, ... More


Buried Language: Elsa Triolet’s Bilingualism

Julia Elsky

in Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613676
eISBN:
9781503614369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613676.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter marks a departure from the previous three authors treated in this book and looks at an author who questioned the role of a particular Jewish identity in French. Triolet shifted from ... More


Memory, Language, and Jewish Francophonie

Julia Elsky

in Writing Occupation: Jewish Émigré Voices in Wartime France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781503613676
eISBN:
9781503614369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503613676.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This epilogue theorizes a Jewish Francophonie, looking at the question of Jewishness within the French language among the heirs to the writers in Writing Occupation including Myriam Anissimov, Hélène ... More


Introduction *

Vanda Zajko and Miriam Leonard

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This book explores how classical myth has been central to the development of feminist thought rather than focusing on feminist interpretations of specific myths. It is written under the sign of the ... More


‘Who are we when we read?’: Keats, Klein, Cixous, and Elizabeth Cook’s Achilles

Vanda Zajko

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines the part that identification plays in specifically feminist engagements with texts and how it has enabled mythical characters to provide such a potent resource for women. It ... More


‘Beyond glorious Ocean’: Feminism, Myth, and America

Gregory Staley

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter explores the role of myth in the construction of the nation and looks in particular at the experience of America. It argues that, for the founding fathers, the New World was no place for ... More


Algerian Women and the Invention of Literary Mourning

David Fieni

in Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter revisits the gendering of loss in discourses of decadence through an exploration of four texts by Algerian authors. Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Dhakirat al-Jasad (Memory of the Body), Yamina ... More


Time to Laugh or to Cry?: ‘Le Rire de la Méduse’ after 40 Years

Mairéad Hanrahan

in Making Waves: French Feminisms and their Legacies 1975-2015

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620429
eISBN:
9781789629880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620429.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Hélène Cixous’s 1975 ‘Le Rire de la méduse’, later expanded into ‘Sorties’, represented a defining moment in both feminism and literary criticism/theory. When for the first time the French text was ... More


Darkroom Readings: Scenes of Maternal Photography

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Roland Barthes' gloss on Charles Clifford's nineteenth-century photograph “Alhambra” in Camera Lucida and explores how, via this image, Barthes conjures up an alternative model ... More


Birthmarks (Given Names)

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores three recent fictional texts by Hélène Cixous (Or: Les lettres de mon père, Osnabrück, and Les Rêveries de la femme sauvage: scènes primitives) and shows how she invents, ... More


Bit: Mourning Remains in Derrida and Cixous

Elissa Marder

in The Mother in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Psychoanalysis, Photography, Deconstruction

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240555
eISBN:
9780823240593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240555.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores mourning in the writings of Jacques Derrida and Hélène Cixous. For both Derrida and Cixous, mourning is an interminable event that defies closure, undermines presence, and has ... More


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