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- DescriptionWriting a Politics of Perception offers new approaches to five vels by women writing in Canada. Dawn Thompson analyses these works through an epistemological theory that shifts critical perspective in surprising ways. Under consideration are two classics of Canadian literature, Nicole Brossard's Picture Theory and Margaret Atwood's Surfacing , as well as three lesser-kwn works: Marlene Nourbese Phillip's Looking for Livingstone , Beatrice Culleton's In Search of April Raintree , and R gine Robin's La Qu b coite . Thompson develops a theory of 'holographic memory,' in which texts are performances that invite constant revision, remodelling, and interaction between narrative, memory, and, potentially, reality. This theory is informed by de Lauretis's semiotics of subjectivity, Derrida's memoire radicale, and physicist David Bohm's theory of holographic quantum reality. Reading these works of Canadian literature through a theory of holographic memory, Thompson successfully combines literary and cultural studies without sacrificing one to the other. She adds to and creates an alliance between feminist, post-colonial, and marxist theory, furthering political work in each of these areas. The interdisciplinary nature of Writing a Politics of Perception will attract scholars and students in a variety of fields, including Canadian and Qu bec literature, comparative literature, women's studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and the social sciences.
- Author BiographyDawn Thompson is an instructor in the Department of English at Malaspina University-College.
- Author(s)Dawn Thompson
- PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
- Date of Publication19/05/2000
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Toronto Press
- Weight400 g
- Width161 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsWith printed dust jacket
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