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On Pain of Speech

Fantasies of the First Order and the Literary Rant

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On Pain of Speech by Dina Al-Kassim
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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 notion 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.

Author Biography

Dina Al-Kassim is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine.
Release date Australia
February 5th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
4 line illustrations
Imprint
University of California Press
Pages
304
Series
Dimensions
152x229x19
ISBN-13
9780520259256
Product ID
4019508

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