Download e-book for kindle: Writing a Politics of Perception: Memory, Holography, and by Dawn Thompson

By Dawn Thompson

ISBN-10: 0802043658

ISBN-13: 9780802043658

Writing a Politics of Perception bargains new methods to 5 novels through ladies writing in Canada. sunrise Thompson analyses those works via an epistemological concept that shifts serious point of view in stunning ways.

Under attention are classics of Canadian literature, Nicole Brossard's .Picture thought. and Margaret Atwood's .Surfacing., in addition to 3 lesser-known works: Marlene Nourbese Phillip's .Looking for Livingstone., Beatrice Culleton's .In seek of April Raintree., and Régine Robin's .La Québécoite.. Thompson develops a conception of 'holographic memory,' during which texts are performances that invite consistent revision, remodelling, and interplay among narrative, reminiscence, and, almost certainly, fact. This conception is educated by means of de Lauretis's semiotics of subjectivity, Derrida's memoire radicale, and physicist David Bohm's conception of holographic quantum reality.

Reading those works of Canadian literature via a conception of holographic reminiscence, Thompson effectively combines literary and cultural stories with no sacrificing one to the opposite. She provides to and creates an alliance among feminist, post-colonial, and marxist idea, furthering political paintings in each one of those parts. The interdisciplinary nature of Writing a Politics of Perception will allure students and scholars in numerous fields, together with Canadian and Québec literature, comparative literature, women's reports, cultural experiences, philosophy, and the social sciences.

Show description

Read or Download Writing a Politics of Perception: Memory, Holography, and Women Writers in Canada PDF

Similar canadian books

Download PDF by Mary Savigny: Bon Echo: The Denison Years

Bon Echo: The Denison Years files the period while well-known artists, intellectuals and theatrical personalities visited the strikingly appealing Lake Mazinaw sector in Ontario's rugged Land O' Lakes district, to either play and paintings. From the development of Bon Echo hotel by way of American Dr. Weston fee to the construction of modern Bon Echo Provincial Park, the writer has been aware of the "inside" tale.

New PDF release: Disability and Federalism: Comparing Different Approaches to

All sleek democratic states have formed regulations and courses in accordance with the desires of folks with disabilities. those differ from country to kingdom and in incapacity and Federalism the authors research the influence of the federal regimes of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, and the USA on incapacity coverage and courses and evaluation even if disablement - together with its overseas, organisational, political, and attitudinal dimensions - has affected the operation of federalism within the 5 nations studied.

Read e-book online Writing a Politics of Perception: Memory, Holography, and PDF

Writing a Politics of conception bargains new ways to 5 novels through ladies writing in Canada. sunrise Thompson analyses those works via an epistemological concept that shifts severe viewpoint in amazing methods. into consideration are classics of Canadian literature, Nicole Brossard's . photo idea.

Additional info for Writing a Politics of Perception: Memory, Holography, and Women Writers in Canada

Example text

The integration of women, as they learn to understand Brossard's accent, redefines or reinvents their semiotic environment, the city of Montreal, or the area under the curve of the spiral. This accent adds a third dimension to the text as ie corps consent a chercher en permanence son espace d'integrite, le volume' {Picture Theory 150). In a 'tranche anatomique de l'imaginaire' (170), Picture Theory freezes the city of Montreal into an abstraction. One application for holography is its use to freeze and thus analyse the properties of floating particles in a sample volume, expanding the perspective of an analysis to cross-sectional geometry (Leith and Upatnieks 35).

Where the two beams meet on the plate, they create interference fringes, or patterns that appear to the eye as grey smudges, specks, blobs, and whorls (Leith and Upatnieks 24). It is from this hologram that the virtual image, the illusion of a three-dimensional object, may be reconstructed. To reconstruct the virtual image, the photographic plate is once again illuminated by a beam of coherent light that releases the captured waves. A three-dimensional illusion appears. The hologram produces the visual effect of parallax: the perspective of the subject appears to displace the object in view (Leith and Upatnieks 24).

206). Through the mathematical process of integration, the area under the spiral, the city of Montreal, is mapped, just as the corner of page 97 of the text lifts to reveal a map of the city within it. Picture Theory remaps the city (the Polls) so that women may now be integrated into it; Brossard rewrites the relation between self and reality by remapping reality. Just as the accent with which Picture Theory is written creates non-sense, the holographic techniques produce the interference patterns of a book highly resistant to interpretation.

Download PDF sample

Writing a Politics of Perception: Memory, Holography, and Women Writers in Canada by Dawn Thompson


by Donald
4.5

Rated 4.75 of 5 – based on 26 votes