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Disturbance of the epistemological conventions of the marriage plot in Lila
Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo

another way, Lila possesses what Michel Foucault calls ‘subjugated knowledges’ or ‘ le savouir des gens ’ (82), a phrase that refers to the kind of plural, local knowledges that Jean-Francois Lyotard legitimises in his social theories. The exchanges between Lila and Ames not only highlight how these forms of knowledge are linked to power through class and gender, but also question and undermine the inherent hierarchy in which knowledge is deployed. There are multiple instances in which the value of plural knowledges is affirmed in Lila. The main character's only year

in Marilynne Robinson
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Cary Howie

demanding, like Hirshfield’s speaker, and inclined to say nothing. Let me attempt, in other words, to think the reticences and resistances within transfiguration. I want to think these things both with and against the form and content of some of Michel Foucault’s lectures from 1980 at the Collège de France. These lectures’ characterization of early Christian monastic practice, and specifically of monastic discretio , as a production of truth seems to impose upon its texts a mode of speaking which is not their own, a kind of univocal speech where these texts may, in

in Transfiguring medievalism
Joel M. Dodson

 196 11 Foucault, confession, and Donne Joel M. Dodson This chapter reconsiders Michel Foucault’s critique of confession in order to examine, in slightly broader yet more methodological terms, what exactly we mean by negotiating ‘confessional’ conflict in late Reformation English literature. My aim is to use Foucault to re-​think Foucault:  to read Foucault’s later lectures on the ‘care of the self ’ as an alternate model for historicizing doctrinal affiliation in late Tudor and early Stuart literature rather than the penal or penitential vocabulary elaborated

in Forms of faith
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Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe in the twenty-first century
Laura Kalas and Laura Varnam

.). 9 Our emphases. Michel Foucault, On the Order of Things (London and New York: Routledge, 2002; first published 1966), p. xxiii. 10 See Tara Williams, ‘Recreating and reassessing Margery and Julian's encounter’, Chapter 13 , this volume. 11

in Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe
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Emma Liggins

throughout women’s writing from the beginnings of organised feminism to the outbreak of the Second World War, even as the refusal of compulsory heterosexuality figured as a recurrent threat in the cultural imaginary. Notes   1 Winifred Holtby, ‘Notes on the Way’, Time and Tide, 4 May 1935, quoted in Paul Berry and Alan Bishop (eds.), Testament of a Generation: The Journalism of Vera Brittain and Winifred Holtby (London: Virago, 1985), pp. 89–93 ( p. 91).   2 Sybil Neville-Rolfe, Why Marry? (London: Faber & Faber, 1935), p. 48.   3 Michel Foucault, The History of

in Odd women?
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Michael G. Cronin

-century Ireland; as Ann Laura Stoler points out in another context, this mode of analysis does not reject the fact of repression, ‘but the notion that it was the organising principle of sexual discourse, that repression could account for its silences and prolific emanations’.6 Engaging with the troubled field of Irish Catholic sexuality, this book obviously builds on the pioneering work of Tom Inglis. Drawing on the INTRODUCTION 3 theories of Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu and Norbert Elias, Inglis’s Moral Monopoly (1987) analysed the Catholic Church’s regulation of Irish

in Impure thoughts
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Cary Howie

Johnson, Laura Kasischke, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Suzanne Paola, Antonia Pozzi, Melissa Range, Mary Szybist, and Rynn Williams. My philosophers and theologians come frequently from traditions with deep medieval roots: Martin Buber, Martin Heidegger, Richard Kearney, Herbert McCabe, Josef Pieper, and the incomparable Karmen MacKendrick. (I also owe a debt to a handful of more predictable figures in the history of French thought—Jean-Louis Chrétien, Michel Foucault, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jean-Luc Nancy—as well as some particularly eloquent, if less well known, French

in Transfiguring medievalism
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Penelope Lively’s Moon Tiger
Huw Marsh

Michel Foucault and Hayden White, Hutcheon developed these ideas in A Poetics of Postmodernism and then in more detail in The Politics of Postmodernism, in which she describes a characteristically postmodern form of fiction which, drawing on developments in philosophy and historiography, reflects on its own status as fiction, on the relationship between history and narrative and on the significance of these to questions of ethics and authority.6 Novels such as John Berger’s G. (1972), Graham Swift’s Waterland (1983) and Julian Barnes’s Flaubert’s Parrot (1984) look to

in End of empire and the English novel since 1945
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Eccentric genealogies in The Folding Star and The Spell
Robert L. Caserio

7 Hollow auguries: eccentric genealogies in The Folding Star and The Spell Robert L. Caserio The purpose of history, guided by genealogy, is not to discover the roots of our identity but to commit ... to its dissipation. (Michel Foucault)1 Alan Hollinghurst’s novels take inspiration from the era of literary modernism, and his characters invariably discuss writers and works of the period. Yet the literary origins Hollinghurst solicits for his novels – and in the novels themselves – don’t have the prominence that might straightforwardly explain their relevance

in Alan Hollinghurst
Paul Strohm

phenomenological approach’, in The Implied Reader: Patterns of Communication in Prose Fiction from Bunyan to Beckett (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974), pp. 274–94. 10 M. M. Bakhtin, The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays, ed. Michael Holquist, trans. Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981), p. 157. 11 Michel Foucault, ‘What is an author? (1969)’, in Essential Works of Foucault 1954–1984, Vol. 2: Aesthetics, Method, and Epistemology, ed. James D. Faubion, trans. Robert Hurley et al. (New York: New Press, 1998), pp. 205

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries