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Queer Postcolonial Narratives and the Ethics of Witnessing

Author: Donna McCormack
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donna McCormack
ISBN: 9781441111005 144111100X 1441113789 9781441113788
OCLC Number: 777652846
Description: ix, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : embodied memories --
Intergenerational witnessing in Shani Mootoo's Cereus blooms at night --
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 --
Fossil witnessing in Ann-Marie MacDonald's Fall on your knees.
Responsibility: Donna McCormack.

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Critiques Judith Butler's and Homi Bhaba's theories of performativity by showing how non-institutionalised forms of witnessing serve to reconfigure theories of literary performance  Read more...

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