Genealogy and Literature
U of Minnesota Press - Literary Criticism - 237 pages
Traditionalists insist that literature transcends culture. Others counter that it is subversive by nature. By challenging both claims, Genealogy and Literature reveals the importance of literature for understanding dominant and often violent power/knowledge relations within a given society. The authors explore the ways in which literature functions as a cultural practice, the links between death and literature as a field of discourse, and the possibilities of dismantling modes of bodily regulation. Through wide-ranging investigations of writing from England, France, Nigeria, Peru, Japan, and the United States, they reinvigorate the study of literature as a means of understanding the complexities of everyday experience. Contributors: Claudette Kemper Columbus, Lennard J. Davis, Simon During, Michel Foucault, Ellen J. Goldner, Tom Hayes, Kate Mehuron, Donald Mengay, Imafedia Okhamafe, Lee Quinby, Jose David Saldivar, and Malini Johar Schueller.
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Lee. Quinby. Let us give the term genealogy to the union of erudite knowledge
and local memories which allows us to establish a historical knowledge of
struggles and to make use of this knowledge tactically today. Michel F oucault1
Lee Quinby. It has become axiomatic to point out that traditional history
consecrates itself by polarizing truth and fiction. I do not want to rehearse that
critique of historical narrative here, for it has been well circulated, if not
established in ...
Lee Quinby. Columbus indicates in her examination of The Foxes, literary
incorporation of indigenous myths allows Arguedas to challenge official forms of
knowledge. Saldivar extends this demonstration of subjugated myth knowledge
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