Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History: Reading, Narrative, and Postcolonialism

by Christine van Boheemen, Christine Van Boheemen-saaf

Cambridge University Press | October 28, 1999 | Hardcover

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Christine van Boheemen examines the relationship between Joyce''s postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of colonialism in Ireland. Joyce''s influence on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derrida''s philosophy, Van Boheemen suggests, ought to be viewed from a postcolonial perspective. Joyce''s writing bears witness to a history that remains unspeakable, functioning as a material location for the inner voice of Irish cultural memory. This book engages with a wide range of contemporary critical theory and brings Joyce''s work into dialogue with thinkers such as Zizek, Adorno, Lyotard, as well as feminism and postcolonial theory.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 in

Published: October 28, 1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 052166036X

ISBN - 13: 9780521660365

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Joyce, Derrida, Lacan and the Trauma of History: Reading, Narrative, and Postcolonialism

by Christine van Boheemen, Christine Van Boheemen-saaf

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 in

Published: October 28, 1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 052166036X

ISBN - 13: 9780521660365

About the Book

Examines the relationship between Joyce, postmodernism, feminism and colonialism in Ireland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. The stolen birthright: the mimesis of original loss; 2. Representation in a postcolonial symbolic; 3. The language of the outlaw; 4. The primitive scene of representation: writing gender; 5. Materiality in Derrida, Lacan, and Joyce''s embodied text; Conclusion: Joyce''s anamorphic mirror; Bibliography; Index.

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Christine van Boheemen examines the relationship between Joyce''s postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of colonialism in Ireland. Joyce''s influence on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Derrida''s philosophy, Van Boheemen suggests, ought to be viewed from a postcolonial perspective. Joyce''s writing bears witness to a history that remains unspeakable, functioning as a material location for the inner voice of Irish cultural memory. This book engages with a wide range of contemporary critical theory and brings Joyce''s work into dialogue with thinkers such as Zizek, Adorno, Lyotard, as well as feminism and postcolonial theory.

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Colonialism in Ireland played an important role in the works of literary figures of this period. In Joyce, Derrida, Lacan, and the Trauma of History, Christine van Boheemen examines the relationship between Joyce’s postmodern textuality and the traumatic history of colonialism in Ireland. Joyce’s writing takes on an even greater significance because it bears witness to a history that remains unspeakable to this day.

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Boheemen-Saff''s claims are big, her language is dense, and the allusions to major 20th-century thinkers are many; those who like such language and insights will find this is a brilliant study aboust how literature wpeaks to the pshychological and linguistic consequences of colonialism. S. Browner, Choice
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