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Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing, Donna McCormack

Label
Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing
Title
Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing
Statement of responsibility
Donna McCormack
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing is a critically engaged exploration of power and its relation to ethics and bodies. By revisiting and revising Judith Butler's and Homi Bhabha's queer and postcolonial theories of literary performance, McCormack expands current understandings of the performative workings of power through an embodied, multisensory ethics. That remembering is an embodied act which necessitates an undoing of one's sense of self captures how colonial and familial histories silenced by hegemonic structures may only emerge through opaque bodily sensations. These non-institutionalised forms of witnessing serve both to reconfigure theories of performativity, by re-situating the act of witnessing as integral to the workings of power, and to interrogate the current emphasis on speech in trauma studies, by analysing the multifarious, communal and public ways in which memories emerge. In Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing the body is reinstated as central to both the workings of and the challenges to colonial discourses"--
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McCormack, Donna
Dewey number
809/.93355
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.P57
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Witnesses in literature
  • Postcolonialism in literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Queer theory
  • Testimony (Theory of knowledge)
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General
  • Literature
  • Postcolonialism
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • Queer theory
  • Testimony (Theory of knowledge)
  • Violence
  • Witnesses
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / General / bisacsh
  • Gewalt (Motiv)
  • Literatur
  • Postkolonialismus (Motiv)
  • Queer-Theorie
  • Zeuge (Motiv)
  • Kanada
  • Marokko
  • Trinidad
Label
Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing, Donna McCormack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-219) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Embodied Memories -- Chapter One: Intergenerational Witnessing in Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night -- Chapter Two: Monstrous Witnessing in Tahar Ben Jelloun's L'Enfant de sable -- Coda: Eyes at the Tips of the Fingers: Materializing the Self in Tahar Ben Jelloun's La Nuit sacrée -- Chapter Three: Fossil Witnessing in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees -- Conclusion: Embodying other stories -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781441113788
Lccn
2013031043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777652846
  • (OCoLC)ocn777652846
Label
Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing, Donna McCormack
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-219) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Introduction: Embodied Memories -- Chapter One: Intergenerational Witnessing in Shani Mootoo's Cereus Blooms at Night -- Chapter Two: Monstrous Witnessing in Tahar Ben Jelloun's L'Enfant de sable -- Coda: Eyes at the Tips of the Fingers: Materializing the Self in Tahar Ben Jelloun's La Nuit sacrée -- Chapter Three: Fossil Witnessing in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on Your Knees -- Conclusion: Embodying other stories -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 228 pages
Isbn
9781441113788
Lccn
2013031043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)777652846
  • (OCoLC)ocn777652846

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