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Performing, Strolling, Thinking: From Minor Literature to Theatre of the Future

Daniel Watt and Julian Wolfreys

in Deleuze and Performance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635030
eISBN:
9780748652587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores the notion of territory in the works of both Gilles Deleuze and Martin Heidegger. It examines whether race and its minor theatre want a dwelling place and investigates whether ... More


‘L’amiral cherche une maison à louer’: The Counterpoint and Counterpolitics of Language

Dafydd W. Jones

in Dada 1916 in Theory: Practices of Critical Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380208
eISBN:
9781781381526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380208.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The collision of the poetic-textual experiments of 1916 and the deliberate use of chance in the creation of new works produced one of the earliest of the Zurich Dada innovations to be formally named: ... More


Historical Transformations: Framing a New Consciousness in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Mary Youssef

in Minorities in the Contemporary Egyptian Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474415415
eISBN:
9781474449755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415415.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The author links the purview of the “new-consciousness” novel to Edward Said’s conceptualization of “decentered consciousness,” a term he uses to describe postcolonial cultural and intellectual ... More


A Minor Question of Literature, Or the Bachelor Machine (Ca. 1975)

Gregg Lambert

in In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678020
eISBN:
9781452948058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678020.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the relationship between the writer and a people under the assumption of a “minor literature.” Consider the writer as a “solitary bachelor”—one that could be likened to ... More


Writing in a minor key: Doris Lessing’s late-twentieth-century fiction

Susan Watkins

in Doris Lessing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074813
eISBN:
9781781703274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074813.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Doris Lessing's late twentieth-century fiction has often provoked and discomfited. Some readers of The Fifth Child (1988), its sequel Ben, in the World (2000) and Lessing's 1999 novel Mara and Dann ... More


Introduction: Asian American Realism and the Forms of Everyday Minorness

Yoon Lee

in Modern Minority: Asian American Literature and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199915835
eISBN:
9780199315956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915835.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The everyday and the racial form of Asian Americans both depend on the non-sublime awareness of large numbers in the context of capitalist modernity. The modern everyday consists in a sense of scale ... More


French Models of Lateness in the 1880s

Ben Hutchinson

in Lateness and Modern European Literature

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198767695
eISBN:
9780191821578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198767695.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses in detail on the main period of French decadence, namely the 1880s. After a brief terminological consideration of its variant names (‘decadism’ and ‘decadentism’), it develops a ... More


Mixed Arabic as a Subversive Literary Style

Teresa Pepe

in Blogging from Egypt: Digital Literature, 2005-2016

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474433990
eISBN:
9781474460231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433990.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The chapter shows how bloggers mix of elements drawn from high and low varieties (Mixed Arabic) and foreign languages to develop new literary styles. It adopts Deleuze and Guattari’s theory of ‘minor ... More


Disabling Sex: Inventing a People who are Missing

Frida Beckman

in Between Desire and Pleasure: A Deleuzian Theory of Sexuality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748645923
eISBN:
9780748689170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645923.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter investigates how discourses on disability may assist the reconsideration of Deleuze’s understanding of sexual pleasure. Deleuze critiques the hierarchal organisation of bodies and their ... More


‘There being more languages to start with than were absolutely necessary’: James Joyce’s Ulysses and English as a World Language

John Nash

in Modernism and Non-Translation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198821441
eISBN:
9780191883170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821441.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers how the practice of non-translation has implications for the development and critical practice of ‘world literature’, taking the ‘Eumaeus’ episode of Joyce’s Ulysses as its ... More


The Image of Thought in Kafka, Or the Second Literary Machine (Ca. 1975)

Gregg Lambert

in In Search of a New Image of Thought: Gilles Deleuze and Philosophical Expressionism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678020
eISBN:
9781452948058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678020.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter analyzes the image of the thought as envisioned in Kafka: Toward a Minor Literature. In this book, the term “rhizome” appears to determine the particular “image of thought” in Kafka’s ... More


A World Literature To-Come: Jacob Glatstein’s Vernacular Modernism

Saul Noam Zaritt

in Jewish American Writing and World Literature: Maybe to Millions, Maybe to Nobody

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198863717
eISBN:
9780191896101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198863717.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter outlines the Yiddish American writer Jacob Glatstein’s understanding of world literature, which rejected conventional modes of translation and was increasingly suspicious of ... More


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