Beckett Lacan and the Voice

Beckett  Lacan  and the Voice

To define more precisely the subject's position in language with relation to his Other, it is necessary to move one step further. Indeed, this relationship does not remain at the level where an all-powerful Other determines what is ...

Author: Llewellyn Brown

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9783838268194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 470

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The voice traverses Beckett’s work in its entirety, defining its space and its structure. Emanating from an indeterminate source situated outside the narrators and characters, while permeating the very words they utter, it proves to be incessant. It can alternatively be violently intrusive, or embody a calming presence. Literary creation will be charged with transforming the mortification it inflicts into a vivifying relationship to language. In the exploration undertaken here, Lacanian psychoanalysis offers the means to approach the voice’s multiple and fundamentally paradoxical facets with regards to language that founds the subject’s vital relation to existence. Far from seeking to impose a rigid and purely abstract framework, this study aims to highlight the singularity and complexity of Beckett’s work, and to outline a potentially vast field of investigation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Human Rights and the Body

Human Rights and the Body

However, there are other ways to meet the other. Cavarero, for example, focuses on the voice as that which stands for the singularity of the other. the connection she makes between the voice and the body here is compelling. the ...

Author: Dr Annabelle Mooney

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472422613

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Human Rights and the Body is a response to the crisis in human rights, to the very real concern that without a secure foundation for the concept of human rights, their very existence is threatened. While there has been consideration of the discourses of human rights and the way in which the body is written upon, research in linguistics has not yet been fully brought to bear on either human rights or the body. Drawing on legal concepts and aspects of the law of human rights, Mooney aims to provide a universally defensible set of human rights and a foundation, or rather a frame, for them. She argues that the proper frames for human rights are firstly the human body, seen as an index reliant on the natural world, secondly the globe and finally, language. These three frames generate rights to food, water, sleep and shelter, environmental protection and a right against dehumanization. This book is essential reading for researchers and graduate students in the fields of human rights and semiotics of law.
Categories: Political Science

Fathers for Life

Fathers for Life

You hear her calling you,” Tasha demanded. “Who that you talking to, Divine,” demanded the voice on the phone. “How long have you been sleeping with her, Divine?” Tasha said, but she was really thinking that it was Jane on the other end ...

Author: Curtis Threatt


ISBN: 9781329760318

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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"Fathers for Life" is a story about four men trying to redefine fatherhood in a society that has all but given up on men to be good fathers.
Categories: Fiction

Voices in the Media

Voices in the Media

Voice can betray the body to which it is lent, it can make it ventriloquize as if the body were no longer anything more than the actor or the double of another voice, of the voice of the other, even of an innumerable, ...

Author: Gaëlle Planchenault

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472588043

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Verbal performances are often encountered in the media where they are used to embody characters or social archetypes. Performed voices define the norm as well as the linguistic Others and by doing so circulate associated values and linguistic ideologies. This book explores the idea that, far from simply being exercises in verbal skill and flair, performances of social, ethnic or gendered voices in the media not only have the power to accomplish ideological work, they are also sites of linguistic tension and negotiation. Critically examining performances of French voices in the media, this book raises the following questions: - How are repertoires of voices constructed and subsequently perpetuated in the media? - How do the stereotypic personae these voices contribute to build become familiar to national as well as transnational audiences? - How do such performed voices reproduce hegemonic ideologies of standard and non-standard languages and participate in the perpetuation of social discriminations? - How are these performed voices commodified into cultural products of otherness that may later be reclaimed by stigmatized communities? Following an innovative framework which allows for analysis of performances of varied voices and their impact in the media sphere, Voices in the Media offers a new approach to the linguistics of media performance.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Mahalia Jackson Reader

The Mahalia Jackson Reader

The. Voice. of. the. Other. America. The other America, the land of civil rights activists and reformers, of the peaceful and nonviolent, not the country of social Darwinists, war speculators, and hegemonists: last Sunday, ...

Author: Mark Burford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190461652

Category: Music

Page: 473

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""African American gospel singer Mahalia Jackson was just sixty years old when her heart finally gave out on January 27, 1972, as she lay alone in her sick bed at Little Company of Mary Hospital just south of Chicago. Obituaries faithfully recounted the best-known story lines of her unlikely career: how the power of her voice was rooted in her devout Baptist upbringing; her birth in 1911 and rise from dire poverty in Uptown New Orleans to international celebrity; a dedication to the black freedom struggle that further elevated her to the status of cultural and political symbol. Together, Jackson's voice, faith, prestige, and activism, made her at the time of her death, in the assessment of her friend Harry Belafonte, "the single most powerful black woman in the United States." Yet her reputation is also complex. Invoking the charisma of Martin and Malcolm, the persuasion of statesmen and despots, and the splendor of divas and diadems, Maceo Bowie's letter to the editor of the Chicago Defender seems to both celebrate and grapple with the substance of Jackson dynamism as a gospel singer and her consequence as an illustrious black public figure. In an editorial in the Defender following Jackson's death, E. Duke McNeil acknowledged Jackson's habitual acclaim as the "Queen of the gospel singers," while also observing: "You can almost say that Mahalia was the 'greatest' because she was the only gospel singer known everywhere." Indeed, for scholars of black gospel, the music itself is often hidden in plain sight. On the one hand, gospel voices are inescapable, audible not just within the music industry, where they have become a lingua franca for pop singers, but also in recurring representations of the black church, in the omnipresent sound of the black gospel choir, and in the personal histories of many black artists. On the other, in comparison with such genres as jazz, blues, country music, and hip hop, documentation of black gospel music, which has thrived in in-group settings, is relatively scant, leaving researchers with limited sources and largely reliant on oral history. Fortunately, the scope and coverage of Jackson's caereer produced a paper trail that enables us to study her personal and professional life while gaining insight into the black gospel field of which she was such an integral part. In compiling a wide swath of these sources on Jackson, The Mahalia Jackson Reader seeks to paint a fuller and more vivid picture of one of the most resonant musical figures of the second half of the twentieth century. This volume offers a wealth of biographical detail about Jackson, though it also reveals that Jackson was many things to many people. This is reflected in the book's organization by topic and type of writing, though, as often as possible, Jackson's own voice joins the dialogue, offering her side of the story. Jackson always identified as a child of New Orleans and the documents in Part I convey her recognition of the singularity of that city and of her legacy as the grandaughter of enslaved and emancipated African Americans. Stories about Jackson's upbringing are recounted by the esteemed critics and commentators in Part II, though these writers also ruminate upon the essence of her artistry, her relationship to jazz, her significance as an African American woman in the public eye, and the ways in which she became an increasingly complicated crossover figure as her visibility grew beyond the bounds of the black church. Newspaper coverage in Part III offers "hot takes" on Jackson's appearances, the pop-cultural cachet of postwar gospel singing, and the singer's transatlantic reception. Already in the 1950s, though even more in subsequent decades, it is evident that beyond being an exemplar of gospel singing, Jackson was read through various investments in the sociopolitical significance of black expressive culture. In 1931, Jackson moved from New Orleans to Chicago where she became immediately immersed in a burgeoning modern gospel movement. The testimony of Jackson and her associates in Part IV are more personal and allow us to understand her less as an exceptional individual than as a musical colleague and as a member of a black South Side community. Yet another perspective on Jackson emerges from the writing directed toward a scholarly audience in Part V, which seeks to contextualize the singer historically and offer enterprising interpretive claims"--
Categories: Music

Emmanuel Levinas

Emmanuel Levinas

before the formalism of universality” (OS 122). Only when the institutions see themselves founded on a concern for the other and remain attuned to the voice of that other, will the political realm retain its openness and its essential ...

Author: Abi Doukhan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441136244

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Our era is profoundly marked by the phenomenon of exile and it is has become increasingly urgent to rethink the concept of exile and our stance towards it. This renewed reflection on the problem of exile brings to the fore a number of questions regarding the traditionally negative connotation of exile. Is there not another way to understand the condition of exile? Permeated with references to the 'stranger', the 'other' and 'exteriority', the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas signifies a positive understanding of exile. This original and compelling book distills from Levinas's philosophy a wisdom of exile, for the first time shedding a positive light on the condition of exile itself. Abi Doukhan argues that Levinas's philosophy can be understood as a comprehensive philosophy of exile, from his ethics to his thoughts on society, love, knowledge, spirituality and art, thereby presenting a comprehensive view of the philosophy of Levinas himself as well as a renewed understanding of the wealth and contribution of exile to a given society.
Categories: Philosophy

Beckman s Folly Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price

Beckman   s Folly  Tales of the Vampire Hadley Price

Vincent Clark and Claudia Ramos had known each other a little over four years. ... Occasionally, they talked about...the others. ... Vincent and Claudia never heard the voice of the other straight from their mouth in the open air.

Author: W. J. Onufer

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483436036

Category: Fiction


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Fierce and fabulous. The fiery 400-year-old Vampire Hadley Price lives a very privet and passionate personal life with her lover, Nathan and adopted daughter, Svetlana, 200 years in the future on the planet New Melbourne. Her world is ruled by a few simple things: family, good manners, a protective blood lust for her victims, and her innate sense of justice. When the delicate balance of that world is challenged by an invasion of zombies from another part of her universe, Hadley responds with a fierceness few have seen before. In an epic battle, Svetlana emerges as a force for good, with Nathan leading the charge to save the innocents – with disastrous results. That battle also reveals Hadley’s unique gift -- one even she was not aware of.
Categories: Fiction

Ethics of Deconstruction

Ethics of Deconstruction

Derrida's work works in so far as it returns the text to 'Elle' and lets the voice of feminine alterity interrupt ... can first be seen when the textual voice that begins the essay – 'il aura obligé' – calls across to an other, ...

Author: Simon Critchley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748689347

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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The first book to argue for the ethical turn in Derrida's work, this new edition contains three new appendixes and a new preface where Critchley reflects upon the origins, motivation and reception of 'The Ethics of Deconstruction'.
Categories: Philosophy

Echo s Voice

Echo s Voice

48). for irigaray, voice is the presence of the other as other within the self, but this presence is deeply buried beneath the weight of language, based on a separation or division of self and other. the presence of the other within the ...

Author: Mary Noonan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351568937

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 165

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Helene Cixous (1937-), distinguished not least as a playwright herself, told Le Monde in 1977 that she no longer went to the theatre: it presented women only as reflections of men, used for their visual effect. The theatre she wanted would stress the auditory, giving voice to ways of being that had previously been silenced. She was by no means alone in this. Cixous's plays, along with those of Nathalie Sarraute (1900-99), Marguerite Duras (1914-96), and Noelle Renaude (1949-), among others, have proved potent in drawing participants into a dynamic 'space of the voice'. If, as psychoanalysis suggests, voice represents a transitional condition between body and language, such plays may draw their audiences in to understandings previously never spoken. In this ground-breaking study, Noonan explores the rich possibilities of this new audio-vocal form of theatre, and what it can reveal of the auditory self.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Colonial Discourse and Post Colonial Theory

Colonial Discourse and Post Colonial Theory

philosopher, he articulates the European Subject's tendency to constitute the Other as marginal to ethnocentrism and ... to a self-consolidating other), of'rendering delirious that interior voice that is the voice of the other in us'.

Author: Patrick Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317325239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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This popular text provides an in-depth introduction to debates within post-colonial theory and criticism. The readings are drawn from a diverse selection of thinkers both historical and contemporary.
Categories: Literary Criticism