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Intertextuality in the fiction and criticism
Author: Daniela Caselli

This is a study on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is a reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. The book gives a reading of Beckett's work, detecting previously unknown quotations, allusions to, and parodies of Dante in Beckett's fiction and criticism. It is aimed at the scholarly communities interested in literatures in English, literary and critical theory, comparative literature and theory, French literature and theory and Italian studies.

Author: Ebun Joseph

With race as a central theme, this book presents racial stratification as the underlying system which accounts for the difference in outcomes of Whites and Blacks in the labour market. Critical race theory (CRT) is employed to discuss the operation, research, maintenance and impact of racial stratification. The power of this book is the innovative use of a stratification framework to expose the pervasiveness of racial inequality in the labour market. It teaches readers how to use CRT to investigate the racial hierarchy and it provides a replicable framework to identify the racial order based on insight from the Irish case. There is a four-stage framework in the book which helps readers understand how migrants navigate the labour market from the point of migration to labour participation. The book also highlights minority agency and how migrants respond to their marginality. The examples of how social acceptance can be applied in managing difference in the workplace are an added bonus for those interested in diversity and inclusion. This book is the first of its kind in Ireland and across Europe to present inequality, racism and discrimination in the labour market from a racial stratification perspective. While this book is based on Irish data, the CRT theoretical approach, as well as its insight into migrant perspectives, poses a strong appeal to scholars of sociology, social justice, politics, intercultural communication and economics with interest in race and ethnicity, critical whiteness and migration. It is a timely contribution to CRT which offers scholars a method to conduct empirical study of racial stratification across different countries bypassing the over-reliance on secondary data. It will also appeal to countries and scholars examining causal racism and how it shapes racial inequality.

Rethinking verbatim dramaturgies

Responding to the resurgence of verbatim theatre that emerged in Britain, Australia, the United States and other parts of the world in the early 1990s, this book offers one of the first sustained, critical engagements with contemporary verbatim, documentary and testimonial dramaturgies. Offering a new reading of the history of the documentary and verbatim theatre form, the book relocates verbatim and testimonial theatre away from discourses of the real and representations of reality and instead argues that these dramaturgical approaches are better understood as engagements with forms of truth-telling and witnessing. Examining a range of verbatim and testimonial plays from different parts of the world, the book develops new ways of understanding the performance of testimony and considers how dramaturgical theatre can bear witness to real events and individual and communal injustice through the re-enactment of personal testimony. Through its interrogation of different dramaturgical engagements with acts of witnessing, the book identifies certain forms of testimonial theatre that move beyond psychoanalytical accounts of trauma and reimagine testimony and witnessing as part of a decolonised project that looks beyond event-based trauma, addressing instead the experience of suffering wrought by racism and other forms of social injustice.

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Sharon Lubkemann Allen

urbanity, central to the Western canon. In work that blurs boundaries between theoretical, critical and creative literature, they align insight and innovation with a deep and diverse literary tradition defined by dissent, deviance, digression, displacement and dispossession. Yet modern exploration of that domain takes treacherous turns. Modernist poetry and prose slides steeply into the recesses of the mind, bent in time and space along Einsteinian lines, marked by the explosive energy of dizzying metaphor and metonymy, disrupted memory and disorienting madness. Seismic

in EccentriCities
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When ideas travel: political theory, colonialism, and the history of ideas
Burke A. Hendrix and Deborah Baumgold

political thinkers beyond the Western canon, but it remains protean in form. While there are exceptions, much of this scholarship has sought to recognize the character of political ideas that explicitly come from outside of Western traditions, either to engage in conceptual comparison with Western ideas or to show the integrity of non-​Western ideas on their own terms. The present volume represents an approach to comparative political theorizing that focuses explicitly on the interactions created by colonialism.2 With the developed literature on canonical theorists and

in Colonial exchanges
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Hanneke Canters and Grace M. Jantzen

absence of the female subject from the philosophical canon is noted, however, the question cannot be avoided: how would things be different if women also had a place? Suppose women had a voice: what would they say? Luce Irigaray, contemporary French philosopher, psychoanalyst and linguist, has spent much effort in the search for a female subject and her significance. Irigaray’s method in her early work, especially in Speculum. De l’autre femme (1974; SpE 1985a), consists of a very close and detailed reading of significant works of the Western canon. At least since Hegel

in Forever fluid
Context and style of Elemental Passions
Hanneke Canters and Grace M. Jantzen

and style of Elemental Passions texts of the Western canon. The most scholarly text of this phase is Speculum. De l’autre femme, her doctoral thesis, which was published in 1974 and translated into English in 1985 as Speculum of the Other Woman. The way the title is written immediately illustrates the problems of translation with regard to Irigaray In her own view, the English title misrepresents the French by omitting the full stop. She remarks that ‘it should have been put, Speculum on the Other Woman or On the Other: Woman. That would have been best’ (Hirsh and

in Forever fluid
Vincent Quinn

’s Culture and Anarchy (1869), T. S. Eliot’s After Strange Gods: A Primer of Modern Heresy (1934), and W. K. Wimsatt’s The Verbal Icon (1954), all of which invoke Christian iconography in their attempts to define cultural value. 17 A more recent book, Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon ( 1994 ), enacts the logical consequence of this approach: in an almost papal tone, Bloom identifies himself as a ‘priest of the aesthetic’ (Bloom 1994 : 24), whose job is to defend Western civilisation from ‘Feminists, Afrocentrists, Marxists … New Historicists, or Deconstructors

in Reading
Andrew Teverson

dealing with macro-challenges to imperialism but when it offers challenges pitched in the field of identity politics to preconceived ideas of race and ethnicity, and when it struggles to give voice and aesthetic form to expressions of identity that are not, conventionally, accommodated within the Western canon and the discourses it supports. Hence, when W. L. Webb in interview asks Rushdie to clarify his view (expressed fictionally in The Satanic Verses ) that description can be a political act, it is precisely this aspect of his thought that Rushdie focuses on

in Salman Rushdie
Heather Walton

matter that has been forbidden from Plato to Lacan. Walton_02_Ch5-End.indd 128 2/12/06 16:45:00 Luce Irigaray A fling with philosophy In discussing Irigaray’s strategy in Speculum, Elizabeth Weed quotes Barthes: ‘An intellectual cannot directly attack the powers that be, but he [sic] can inject new styles of discourse to make things change’ (1994: 79). Like Derrida’s, Irigaray’s ‘cure’ is homeopathic, operating within that she seeks to contest (Whitford, 1994a: 17). When she takes on the critical texts of the Western canon, it is those texts – Freud, Nietzsche, Marx

in Literature, theology and feminism