the rhetoric of Affirmative Resistance

Dissonant Identities from Carroll to Derrida

  • Authors
  • Julian Wolfreys

About this book

Introduction

In this wide-ranging, challenging theoretical study, Julian Wolfreys offers close readings of films, novels and poetry in order to draw attention to the ways in which texts resist acts of reading by performing their own idiomatic, wayward identities. Looking at the construction of identity in Lewis Carroll, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, James Joyce, Maya Deren, Sylvie Germain, Jacques Derrida, Michel Deguy, and George Eliot, Wolfreys asks the reader to reassess the textual performance of identity by attending to a rhetoric which is simultaneously both resistant to mastery and affirmative of dissonance.

Keywords

architecture avant-garde construction George Eliot interpret Interpretation Lewis Carroll love memory poetry project resistance rhetoric William James writing

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25699-0
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Literature & Performing Arts Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-69451-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25699-0
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