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Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History : Reading, Narrative, and Postcolonialism - Christine van Boheemen

Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History

Reading, Narrative, and Postcolonialism

Hardcover Published: 28th October 1999
ISBN: 9780521660365
Number Of Pages: 240

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Christine van Boheemen examines the relationship between Joyce's postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of colonialism in Ireland. Joyce's influence on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derrida's philosophy, Van Boheemen suggests, ought to be viewed from a postcolonial perspective. Joyce's writing bears witness to a history that remains unspeakable, functioning as a material location for the inner voice of Irish cultural memory. This book engages with a wide range of contemporary critical theory and brings Joyce's work into dialogue with thinkers such as Zizek, Adorno, Lyotard, as well as feminism and postcolonial theory.

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Boheemen-Saff's claims are big, her language is dense, and the allusions to major 20th-century thinkers are many; those who like such language and insights will find this is a brilliant study aboust how literature wpeaks to the pshychological and linguistic consequences of colonialism. S. Browner, Choice

List of abbreviations
The stolen birthright: the mimesis of original loss
Representation in a postcolonial symbolic
The language of the outlaw
The primitive scene of representation: writing gender
Materiality in Derrida, Lacan, and Joyce's embodied text
Conclusion: Joyce's anamorphic mirror
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ISBN: 9780521660365
ISBN-10: 052166036X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 28th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.52