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Author Campbell, Marion May
Title Poetic Revolutionaries : Intertextuality and Subversion
Imprint New York : BRILL, 2014
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Descript 1 online resource (324 pages)
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Series Postmodern Studies ; v.50
Postmodern Studies
Note Intro -- Poetic Revolutionaries Intertextuality & Subversion -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction The fetishised coupling: poetics and revolution -- Chapter One Jean Genet's transgressive scenography -- i. Introduction -- ii. Inversion of classical tragedy in Les bonnes/ The Maids -- iii. Les paravents/ The Screens -- Chapter Two Monique Wittig's Le corps lesbien/The Lesbian Body -- i. Introduction and overview -- ii. Macrostructure and salient stylistic features -- iii. Détournement -- Chapter Three Re-materialising the disappearing body in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber -- i. Introduction -- ii. "The Bloody Chamber" -- iii. Bartered to big cats -- iv. Disappearing girls: "The Erl-King", "The Snow Child" and "The Lady of the House of Love" -- v. Beyond necrophilic consumption -- vi. By way of conclusion -- Chapter Four Kathy Acker or Catheter the Hack -- i. Introducing aborted identity and the narrative non-sequitur -- ii. The unbildungsroman -- iii. Losing the plot: textual shattering, interruption, and repetition -- iv. The anti-home, or, having sex with capitalism -- v. Specifics of textual h/ackering in Blood and Guts in High School -- vi. Janey's Genet -- vii. By way of inconclusion -- Chapter Five Textual intercourse: Kathleen Mary Fallon's Working Hot -- i. Introduction: the context -- ii. Manifest subversive features of Working Hot -- iii. "The wound & the message" as textual intercourse -- iv. By way of conclusion -- Chapter Six Kim Scott's Benang: From the Heart -- i. Benang, an introduction -- ii. The tessellated structure: anti-telos -- iii. Assuming abjection -- iv. Intertextuality: parody, pastiche and puns -- v. Multiplicity: from alone to among -- Chapter Seven Radical disorientation in Brian Castro's Shanghai Dancing -- i. The macrostructural: narrative tessellation or mosaic expansion
ii. Scenographies of abjection -- iii. Intertextuality: mythic makeover, parody, pastiche and puns -- iv. Unsettling multiplicities -- v. By of way of conclusion -- In guise of conclusion -- Appendix: ironic trans-contextualisation in a work of postmodern parody -- Works cited -- Index
Poetic Revolutionaries is an exploration of the relationship between radical textual practice, social critique and subversion. From an introduction considering recent debates regarding the cultural politics of intertextuality allied to avant-garde practice, the study proceeds to an exploration of texts by a range of writers for whom formal and poetic experimentation is allied to a subversive politics: Jean Genet, Monique Wittig, Angela Carter, Kathy Acker, Kathleen Mary Fallon, Kim Scott and Brian Castro. Drawing on theories of avant-garde practice, intertextuality, parody, representation, and performance such as those of Mikhaïl Bakhtin, Julia Kristeva, Gérard Genette, Margaret A. Rose, Linda Hutcheon, Fredric Jameson, Ross Chambers and Judith Butler, these readings explore how a confluence of writing strategies - covering the structural, narratological, stylistic and scenographic - can work to boost a text's subversive power
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Link Print version: Campbell, Marion May Poetic Revolutionaries : Intertextuality and Subversion New York : BRILL,c2014 9789042037861
Subject Poetry -- History and criticism
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